I like to call the Pitya bowl, the sister of the Acai Bowl. Pitya, originally came from South America and was bought over to Asia where it is now commonly called Dragon Fruit. It has many benefits and is a quick and easy bowl to make for breakfast as well as a fast dinner after an evening gym session. Pack it with some extra protein by adding a dollop of peanut butter or almond butter. One of the reasons I love Pitya is for its bright pink hue.. Filled with antioxidents, it goes to work strengthening the immune system and the fiber fills us up, aiding in digestion for a healthy tummy. Vitamin C brightens the skin, improving the elasticity for a youthful glow and Vitamin B also in Pitya increases healthy hair growth. Whichever time of day you decide to enjoy this bowl, know that you are doing something good for your body. My favorite way to enjoy this bowl can be found in the recipe below.
1/4 C. Silk PureAlmond All-Natural Unsweetened Almond Milk
1/4 C. Slivered Almonds
1 Tsp. Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
1 Tsp. Ground Flax Seed
2 Tbs. Almond Butter
In a blender or smoothie maker, combine Pitya, banana and almond milk. Blend up to a thick consistency adding a teeny bit of extra almond milk if needed. Spoon mixture into a bowl and top with almonds, coconut flakes, flax seed and almond butter. Enjoy!
I am absolutely jumping on this bandwagon. After hearing so much about this tasty low carb option, I knew I had to try it. And I fell in love. To the point of never feeling the need to make pancakes the old school way again. Maybe not ever.. But they really are that good. We topped ours with a homemade Vermont Maple Yogurt and some sliced almonds for crunch. The extra protein you get from these via the protein powder was a perfect addition after our morning gym session. Try these out, you’ll love ‘em.
o 1 Bananas
o 2 eggs
o 1 scoop whey protein powder
o ½ tsp. cinnamon
o Coconut Oil
o 1 Tbsp. Maple Syrup
o ½ C. Plain Greek Yogurt
o Sliced Almonds
Start the bacon on a low to medium setting. In a medium sized bowl mash the banana and add in the 2 eggs. Stir until blended and mix in the protein powder and cinnamon. Grease a skillet with coconut oil, adding the batter once the oil is hot. Flip the pancakes when they bubble around the sides. Mix the yogurt with the maple syrup and top the pancakes with the mixture, finishing with the sliced almonds. Bon Appetite.
As you probably know I live for Brunch. I really wanted to try making baked egg in avocado after seeing it all over the place. So I did just that. My husband was quickly on board, and we went to town on Sunday morning making a delish little brunch. We upped the protein and skipped the carbs being that we just came from the gym. But feel free to pair this with some rye toast. It goes really well with a fresh Orange Carrot Ginger juice too!
o Bacon o 1 Avocado o 1 C. Spinach o 1 C. Broccoli
o Sm. Yellow onion cut into strips
o 5 Eggs
Start by taking a small baking pan and spraying it with a little coconut oil. Preheat the oven to 425. Next cut your avocado in half, removing the pit and scooping out a little bit of the inside of the avocado to make room for the egg. Place one egg in each half and place tightly in dish in a heated oven for 15-20 mins. As this bakes start cooking your bacon. Start on your scrambled egg mixture. Crack remaining eggs into a medium sized bowl and add a dash of garlic powder, red pepper flake, and turmeric. Put aside. Sauté onions on low for about 5 mins with a bit of coconut oil, add in broccoli. Next add in egg mixture and once almost fully cooked, fold in spinach and cook down until wilted. At this point your baked eggs should be just about done. Remove from oven and dust with a little paprika salt and pepper. Plate along side the bacon and eggs.
This delicious bowl is packed with so many health benefits and yet it tastes like creamy ice cream. It almost seems wrong to eat it for breakfast, or my favorite, a post workout meal when I am too tired to cook. Acai berry is know as a superfood, which means each little berry packs a punch of nutrients and has a ton of health benefits. Pronounced (ah-sah-EE) this fruit is rich in antioxidants, protein, amino acids, omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids which boosts your immune system, metabolism and energy level, removes free radicals, slows the aging process, and improves the look and feel of your hair, skin and nails. Tell me that last part and you had me at hello.
If you haven’t made one of these yet, I definitely recommend doing so. Although these berries come from the Amazon, you can find frozen Acai packets at most food or health stores which are perfect for blending into a smoothie or one of these bowls. It also comes in juice form incase you don’t have access to a blender. Be sure to by pure Acai rather than ones that have added sugars.
o Frozen Acai Packet
o ½ C Almond Milk
o Frozen banana
o Frozen blueberries
o Unsweetened coconut flakes
o Peanut butter
In a blender or smoothie maker combine the Acai, frozen banana, and almond milk. You can always add more almond milk if needed, but it is best to start slow so the mixture doesn’t get too thin. You want it to look thick and creamy. Once blended, in a separate bowl layer your frozen blueberries on the bottom (I like to do this because it keeps the Acai from melting to quickly when you eat it). Scoop the Acai mixture on top. Add your granola, coconut flakes and add a scoop of peanut butter if you would like more protein. If you don’t have all of the above you can always change it up and make it to your liking. Enjoy!