Sunday mornings remind me of my time with my own family growing up. It was a day dedicated to our Lord and family time together. Mass together as a family, a morning drive, and even sometimes a breakfast out together. I strive for the same tradition in my family. It is usually a warm breakfast, church, and family time. The family time could be a drive, hike, games, or outdoor fun just depends on what we are in the mood to do.
I have been allowing myself a limited amount of dairy from time to time. Although, I have officially cut it out for good this past week after having a reaction to it. So I have been on the look out for something that I can still enjoy that is cold and refreshing. I have been wanting to try an acai bowl for some time now because they just look delicious. I think of of acai bowl as a thick smoothie that has endless toppings. This weekend I made Rob and I one, and I can just say I am hook ( the kiddos had our normal smoothies). I made one and split it in 2 for us. It was just enough and hit the spot. It is a little rich in taste but refreshing at the same time. I am sharing how I made mine with you all today!
Lets start with my warm breakfast of sausage, scrambled eggs, and potatoes. I sliced up some Aidells chicken and apples sausages I picked up from Costco this weekend. Giving myself a break (break on the budget too) from the organic Kiolbassa sausage I was getting. This is a clean, healthy alternative for me.
I sliced up some sweet potatoes and scrambled our favorite eggs we get from Costco.
Served it up with fresh cherries and blueberries. Made a delicious fruit and greens smoothies for the kiddos.
Then I dove in and made an acai bowl for Rob and I .
- 1 packet of Sambazon Acai Berry Original Blend superfruit pack.
- 1/2 packet of Organic Fresh Start smoothie blend (blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, kale, and spinach) – I used the other half in the kiddos smoothies.
- 1 scoop of Dr. Mercola Organic Greens
- 2 Tbsp of Coconut Oil
- 1/4 cup of vanilla almond milk (or any other non-dairy milk)
- 1/2 banana – saved other half to cut up for toppings
Semi thaw Acai berry pack under warm running water just to break it up. Place in blender and blend it up.
Throw in the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. It will be a little thick since I am making a bowl and not a smoothie. If you want a smoothie then add in 1/2 cup non-dairy milk instead of 1/4.
Separate into 2 bowls and top with your desired toppings! I topped mine with shredded coconut, chia seeds, sliced bananas, and pecans. Rob added 3 Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips just because! Seriously so YUMMY!
Enjoyed a great breakfast and day with my family.
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