It’s not every day that you can eat breakfast at the office prepared by the chef of world-class surfers, so when it does happen, we make it into the office extra early! Australian clean foods chef Andre Sickinger is better known as the “Surfers Chef.” He prepares meals for the world’s top surfers on the tour, including our very own Stephanie Gilmore! Every meal he makes is organic and nutritious, but yet somehow still tastes great!
For our office breakfast, Chef Andre made two delicious super-food, plant-based meals. Check out the pics and try the recipes at home the next time you need some energy for your morning paddle!
The first is a revitalizing green smoothie. To make this smoothie you will need:
- Approx. 16 oz. of Coconut Water (Chef Andre recommends Harmless Harvest brand if you don’t have any fresh coconuts available)
- 1 green apple chopped
- 2 celery stalks
- 1 Lebanese cucumber (or a regular cucumber)
- 1 large handful of fresh kale
- ½ handful of mint
- 1 lemon with no skin
You can also put in a teaspoon of Spirulina, a natural algae that is high in protein and nutrients.
Place them all into a Vitamix and blast it on high speed until completely smoothed (or if you’re like us…a traditional blender will do).
Keep extra coconut water on hand to balance the consistency of the smoothie to your liking.
This recipe is great before a surf session to keep you energized and strong. It’s also great for detoxing!
The next dish we had is a Power Chia Pudding, a really easy recipe that takes some overnight preparation.
What you need is:
- 8 oz. coconut water
- ½ cup of chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon of goji berries
- 1 tablespoon of inca berries
- 4 pitted prunes
- 1 tablespoon of dehydrated mangos (sliced into strips)
- 1 tablespoon of pepita seeds
- 1 tablespoon of sunflower seeds
- 1 tablespoon of almonds
Combine the coconut water, chia seeds, goji berries, inca berries, prunes, and mangos into a bowl. Mix them well and let it soak together overnight.
Soak the pepita seeds, sunflower seeds, and almonds in a separate glass of water overnight. Drain and rinse them after approx. 12 hours of soaking.
Mix all ingredients together and serve. If you have a sweet tooth, drizzle organic coconut nectar on top for a healthy all natural way to sweeten!
Keep a bowl of this in the fridge and have it as a snack or dessert for the next few days!
To learn more about Chef Andre and follow his culinary creations, follow him on Instagram at @andresickinger_chef. We look forward to more breakfasts in the office like this!