1. Nutribix Gluten Free. Packed with the ancient grain Sorghum and not forgetting totally Gluten FREE! Horay!
2. Nutribix Gold & Grains. With 4 whole-grains - Sorghum, Oats, Wheat, Rye and Rice. Coated in drizzed honey and coconut
The first thing I noticed about the Nutribix Gluten Free option was how light and delicately textured they are, not only are they saviours for those who suffer with celiac disease (because we all now how sparse Gulten free breakfast options are) but they are the perfect breakfast option for those who don't want to feel like their breakfast is weighing them down.. (theres nothing worse than heading to the gym and still feeling like your breakfast is rolling around in your stomach) The Nutribix Gold and Grains have a subtle sweet taste to them, thanks to the outter layer being laced with honey and coconut, and the combination of the 4 whole grains makes them slightly denser than the gluten free option, but the layers are packed full of different textures and delicious tastes! Taking into account the 2 different varieties Nutribix offer, I decided to create 3 breakfast recipes complimenting each option.
1. Nutribix Island bowl. Using the Gluten Free option, I added 3 Nutribix into a bowl with some fresh coconut milk, blueberries, passionfruit, pomegranate and coconut shavings. As the Gluten Free Nutribix don't have any added sweetner unlike the Gold & Grains option, I have added in sweetness with some of my favourite fruit, complimented by some beautiful ice cold coconut milk! For me coconut milk just reminds me of being on holiday, so I thought it was the perfect addition to my Nutribix Island Bowl.
2. Nutribix Warm Winter Porridge, with spiced apple and warm peanut butter. For me nothing is more comforting than waking up to a warm bowl of porridge during the cold winter mornings, the only down side is that I don't think I have ever finished a whole bowl in my life! I know I'm not the only one who loves porridge but finds it incredibly heavy, and even though I am not allergic to gluten, it defiantly leaves me bloated for the rest of the morning, so using the Gluten Free option I have created my Belly Friendly Nutri Porridge!
Ingredients: 4 Nutribix Gluten Free, Almond Milk, Cinnamon, Grated Apple, Peanut Butter, Goji Berries, Pumpkin Seeds and Flaked Almonds.
Method: First - break up 4 Nutribix (don't panic if 4 seems alot, these guys are only small) and place them in a pan with your choice of milk - I opted for Almond milk, as I love its naturally rich and creamy taste, and it also adds in some extra protein into your breakfast! Fill your pan up with milk until the Nutribixs are nearly all covered, and simmer at a low heat and stir continuously, at this stage I also added in a pinch of cinnamon. After around 4 minutes your Nutri porridge should start to thicken, once you are happy with the consistency (as I know how varied everyone likes their porridge) remove from the pan and place in your breakfast bowl. I then topped mine with freshly grated apple, goji berries, pumpkin seeds, and flaked almonds, along with a spoonful of hot coconut peanut butter from pip and nut. Trust me when I say this will blow your breakfast mind! The texture of the porridge is light but gives you that warm and delicious stratification you get from a normal bowl of oat porridge but without leaving you feeling heavy.
3. Nutribix Breakfast, Chocolate Orange, Energy Ball Bites. With the Nutribix Gold & Grains full of 4 different wholegrains and rich textures, I thought these would be the perfect ingredients to create my own breakfast energy ball bites, packed full of ingredients to give you the perfect energy boost! For 7 large energy balls you will need:
Ingredients: 4 Nutribix Gold & Grains, 12 large medjool dates (normal dates are fine, but you may need to add more liquid to make your mixture bind together) 2 teaspoons of raw cacao powder, quarter freshly squeezed Orange, and 100ml of coconut milk,.
Method: place all the ingredients in a Nutribullet or food processor (I used a Nutribullet) and mix until all the ingredients have binded, if it is not holding together you may need to add a little more coconut milk in to help the mixture bind. Once you are happy with the consistency, remove the mixture from your food processor, and split into 7 individual pieces . Using your hands roll each piece into a ball, I found the mixture was easier to mould if my hands were slightly wet. Once you have rolled all 7 of your energy balls, you are now ready to coat them with your choice of toppings! For mine I choose Goji berries, desiccated coconut, buckwheat, cacao powder, mixed flaked almonds, hazelnuts and pumpkin seeds, dried cranberry powder and one plain one with a gooey peanut butter centre! I love how versatile energy balls are, and thanks to the combination of Nutribix and dates, these little guys are packed full of vitamins and minerals, and not to mention dates support muscle development, and thanks to their natural sugars, they are great energy boosters, so they make the perfect post gym snack! For an extra protein hit you can fill all your energy balls with a peanut butter centre (I bought a small syringe in a cooking shop, and its perfect if you want to add gooey centres) or you could add in your favourite protein powder into your mixture.
I've had so much fun taking on the Nutribix Breakfast challenge, and love that I now have a new favourite breakfast staple! Not forgetting they offer the Gold & Grains option but also Gluten Free! Meaning everyone can enjoy the new breakfast creation from Nutribix! I'm even more excited to introduce them to my beautiful friend Soph who has celiac disease, I can't wait to take her some of my Nutribix Chocolate Orange, Energy Ball Bites to try! I hope you guys have enjoyed reading and let me know if you guys try Nutribix, I'd love to hear how you eat yours! To find where you can buy Nutribix just head to there nifty little store tracker here.