I wasn’t a huge fan of overnight oats when it became a fad – I tried a few different recipes and they just weren’t doing it for me, not to mention many had over 400 calories per serving. But this recipe is different – so delicious, you will think you are having dessert for breakfast. It has fiber, nutrients, protein and, at 195 cal/serving, completely guilt free.
3/4 cup organic almond milk (we like the Mooala or 365 brand)
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!
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)
*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.
This recipe was inspired by my good friend and neighbor who makes her guacamole a little spicier and also uses red onion instead of green. Since I like a more mild flavor (red onions bother my digestion), I prefer it this way!
This recipe was inspired by a more complicated version from a gluten free cookbook. I’m all about making recipes simple, easy and healthy! These little raw bites are perfect for a pre-workout snack or anytime you crave something sweet – and the kids love them too
Makes 12 balls
Prep Time: 5 minutes
2/3 cup organic almonds, raw or toasted 2/3 cup organic raw walnuts 2/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 4 teaspoons ground flax seeds* 2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger** 3 Tablepoons organic maple syrup 1 Tablespoon almond milk Organic shredded coconut (optional)
Putting it all together:
Combine almonds, walnuts, oats, cinnamon, cloves, ground flax seeds and ginger in a food processor. Process until looks like coarse crumbs and then add the ginger, maple syrup and almond milk until the mixture sticks together and looks relatively smooth.
Roll into balls and place on parchment-lined cookie sheet.
Optional: roll balls in organic shredded coconut
Can be eaten right away or chilled in the fridge. Keeps for approximately one week in an airtight container in the fridge.
* Flax seeds are best and retain their nutritional value when purchased whole and ground up as needed. The best way to do this is with a simple inexpensive coffee grinder like this one. Keep whole or freshly ground flax seeds in the freezer for freshness.
**Use this handy tool for the easiest way to grate fresh ginger. Ground ginger spice will not give this recipe the same great flavor.