Happy Monday everyone! Today I wanted to share my new favourite breakfast and teach you the secret to making a delicious Acai Bowl. It seems like everyone is instagam-ing their colourful acai bowls, either made at home or at their local favourite healthy food stop! Acai berries are packed with antioxidants and are incredibly awesome to add to your diet. Why not start with breakfast? There is a little bit of an art to making them (so I’ve discovered), plus a few key ingredients that you need to know.
First you need to get your hands on some acai concentrate, I like to used the Sambazon Acai Packs. They make the process extra easy! The next steps are pretty straight forward below.
1. Blend acai packet, 1 cup almond mik, 1 banana, 1 cup frozen strawberries, 1/4 chia seeds. (Read why I like to use chia seeds here). Add more or less of the almond milk, depending on how thick you want your smoothie part of the bowl to be.
2. Prepare and cut up your favourite fruit. I’m a big fan of strawberries, raspberries, blue berries, mango, banana and even a kiwi!
3. Pour your acai blend into a bow, sprinkle a generous amount of your favourite gluten free granola and “artistically” display fruit on top. (If you please)
4. To finish off, sprinkle some coconut shavings and chia seeds. Adding some honey drizzle is delicious too!
For the past few months I’ve been making a whole new cup of coffee. If you’re a Nespresso lover like myself, you might have heard that they have a new machine grazing it’s presence across North America. The new Nespresso VertuoLine, make you a whole cup of coffee, not just a single espresso shot! I was thrilled to hear the addition to their coffee machine family, because I’ve grown to enjoy a large Americano myself! This machine makes both a cup of coffee (with crema- the natural coffee foam) or a single shot. You choose, depending on what size pod you place in the machine. The Nespresso site goes into further detail here. It has seriously changed the morning coffee game! You have the option to purchase the milk frother too, (which you HAVE to get…look at that foam!)
In this post I’m showing you how easy it is to make a cappuccino, using the large pods. I think that changes the beverage name entirely, but lets just ignore that part. Point is, pour your milk in the frother, press the button, pour frothed milk into your coffee cup, place your pod in the machine, press start, let the coffee brew into the milk. And viola, not only do you have a delish morning treat, but the coffee layers are perfect! There are a ton of recipes on the Nespresso site too!