My recipe for smoothie bowls!

IMG_6129I am absolutely in love with smoothie bowls, but definitely not in love with paying $10 at juice bars. I haven’t been able to tolerate heavy lunches anymore, so these bowls have been a real lifesaver to get in my protein, fiber and antioxidants.


There’s the traditional acai recipe that includes acai powder. It’s a great ingredient for the antioxidants but still pretty pricey. 4oz will run you about $12 on Amazon. We go through smoothie bowls way too fast to keep up with that, especially since two of my children are as addicted as I am.

Below are two recipes. The first for the acai bowl, and the second is my own recipe for an affordable smoothie bowl fit for the whole family. Let me know in the comments section if you have a favorite smoothie bowl recipe- I’m always looking for a way to twist in some variety!

Acai Bowl:
Ingredients
1/2 Banana, frozen
1/2 Banana
1 Handful Berries
1/2 Heaping cup Fruit, fresh
1/4 cup Granola
1/3 cup Coconut milk
1 tbsp Protein powder
1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp Hemp seeds
1 pack acai powder


Blend acai powder, frozen banana,vinegar, berries, coconut milk and protein power. Top with leftover fruit, granola and seeds.


Kate’s super-saver smoothie bowl:
Ingredients:
Frozen mixed berries
Frozen blueberries
Fresh berries and fruit
Almond milk
Peanut butter
Protein powder
Granola
Nuts

Blend all frozen berries, a whole scoop of vanilla protein powder, and almond milk. Top with fresh fruit, granola, nuts and a scoop of peanut butter.

My version is lower cost, and higher protein. The exclusion of blended banana is totally a personal choice. I do enjoy them as a topping, but not as part of the smoothie. Addition of a banana will thicken up the smoothie, but also add carbohydrates.

These bowls give me a ton of energy without weighing me down, and always lift my mood! I hope you enjoy!

With healthy hearts,

Kate and the Kids.

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Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.

Letting go is hard. It’s much easier to hold grudges, be negative and complain about the woes that you’ve been dealt. It’s a cycle, and it’s so hard to break.

I’ve had my own struggle with this concept. I’d be consumed with guilt about being obese, then binge to drowned my sorrows, then feel guilty about over eating, then binge. Even now, there are days when I don’t want to get out of bed so I blame the universe for bestowing such a hard life on me. Or, how about when I do something insanely awkward and I beat myself up for days thinking “this is what you should have done,” and “what’s wrong with you?”

Starting fresh is a new routine for me, and I really see a difference. I gain more positivity each day. There isn’t anything we can do about yesterday, so move on and have a better today.

I feel strongly that this concept can be applied to just about everyone during the holiday season (if not everyday!) Are you beating yourself up about indulging in the Christmas cookies yesterday? Stop. There’s nothing you can do. Eat better today, and move on. Did you have a moment of stress, and snap at your spouse or children? Don’t be consumed by guilt. Outshine that one second of negativity by making today memorable and positive. Today is a new day, a clean slate.

It is currently 9am as I write this, and I’m dead set on making today a good day. I’ve taken time for myself to blog, organized my plans for the day, and let go of yesterday.

What are you doing for yourself today? How are you letting go of yesterday? Let me know in the comments!

With healthy hearts,

Kate and the Kids.