Breakfast

ACAI BOWL

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The majority of store bought acai bowls are so full of added sugar and not-quite-healthy ingredients that you aren’t really getting the benefits you want. This acai bowl is super easy to make and completely wholesome and delicious!

Serves 4

Ingredients:

4 frozen bananas*

2-1/2 to 3 cups frozen organic blueberries or mixed berries

1 cup almond milk or other plant based milk (or water)

1 – 2 Tablespoons organic acai powder or macqui powder (or a combination of both)

Putting it all together:

Notes:

  1. Make it protein powered by adding your favorite scoop of organic vegan vanilla or unflavored protein powder.
  2. Unfortunately, this recipe really won’t work well in a regular blender. A high speed blender is expensive but worth it!
  3. Toppings shown are freeze dried blueberries, gluten free granola with flax, sliced almonds, organic cacao nibs and goji berries.

*The best way to freeze bananas is to buy a few bunches, wait until they are ripe, and then peel and cut in half. Place in ziploc freezer bag in the freezer for a quick and easy way to make smoothies, acai bowls or ice cream.

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SIMPLE HOMEMADE ALMOND MILK

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Makes 2 quarts

1 ¼ cups organic raw almonds, soaked*

5 cups filtered water

Pinch of Himalayan pink salt

1 ½ – 2 Tablespoons organic coconut sugar, organic maple syrup or organic honey          

Putting it all together:

  • Combine almonds and water in high speed blender and blend until smooth.
  • Strain in a nut milk bag over a large bowl.
  • Clean blender and pour strained milk back into the blender.
  • Add salt and coconut sugar, maple syrup or honey; blend again until smooth.
  • Pour into 2 1-quart glass jugs or mason jars.  Keeps in the fridge up to 5 days.  Alternatively, freeze milk in ice cube trays.

*To soak almonds, place in a bowl and cover with filtered water.  Leave on the counter overnight.

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