Breakfast Mason Jar

If you're a busy person and don't always have time for breakfast, this recipe is perfect for you! It literally take 5 minutes to make the night before, so all you have to do in the morning is grab a spoon and this from the fridge, pop the top and eat up! The best part: it's filled with lots of nutritional stuff to pump you with energy, especially if you have a busy schedule. I try many different combinations for variety, but this one is my favorite. 

What You'll Need:

- 1/4 cup old fashioned oats 

- 1/3 cup nonfat greek yogurt

- 1/4 cup almond milk

- 1 tsp almond extract

- 2 tsp chia seeds

- 1 tsp organic honey (or real maple syrup)

- handful of chopped raw almonds

- 1/4 cup raspberries

This recipe is very easy, and only requires a few steps. First, take the raw almonds and chop into chunky pieces. If you like the texture of sliced almonds better, you can use them instead of chopping your own. I personally like the bigger chunks, which gives the mixture more of a crunch. 

Next step is to lightly mash the raspberries. This is so the raspberries can give extra flavor within the mixture. You can also add in a little raspberry jam if you prefer, which can also make the mixture sweeter.  

Once properly prepared, add all of the ingredients into a clean 16oz mason jar. Shake well, and put in the fridge the night before you plan on consuming. After it sits overnight, take out in the morning and enjoy! 

Acai Bowl

One thing I am super passionate about is living a healthy lifestyle. I really believe that God values the way we treat our bodies, they are our holy temples and a gift from Him. I love being able to have control over respecting my health, through building healthy habits like exercising, getting good sleep, reading to fuel my mind, and one of my personal favorite habits: eating well! So today I am talking about BREAKFAST! It's truly the most important meal of the day. I always want to make sure I get the nutrients I need before my day starts, because my body literally always feel a difference. My energy level and engagement is always affected by what I have for breakfast. I am excited to start sharing some of my favorite breakfast meal recipes, since eggs and oatmeal can get a little boring... My first recipe is the delicious Acai Bowl! It's becoming a really popular dish, mostly because it's INSANE. I'm addicted. It's so so yummy and full of goodness for your body. Acai berries are known for their  Read the recipe below and try it out for yourself! 

The Acai Bowl

You'll need:

- 1 tbsp acai powder

- 1 frozen banana

- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries

- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries

- 1/2 cup almond milk 

- 1/3 cup nonfat greek yogurt

- 1 tsp agave syrup (optional)

For toppings:

- 1/2 cup blueberries & strawberries

- 1 cut kiwi

- handful of granola

- handful of toasted coconut shavings

Take all ingredients for smoothie and blend in a blender. Sometimes the frozen ingredients can overweigh the liquid and can stop the blender from blending well. Feel free to add a splash more of almond milk to help with the consistency. What I love about acai bowls is that you can mix it up with different ingredients or toppings! I sometimes like to add some fresh raspberries or blackberries into the blender when I have them. If you want it to taste a little sweeter, you can add a teaspoon of agave syrup as well.

With toppings, it's really up to you what you want it to taste like! I'm hooked on these toasted coconut chips, and I love the crunchy-ness that granola gives to the bowl, so I throw those on the top. I used to get an acai bowl from Cafe Velo in Colorado Springs, and I always asked for kiwi on it, so I'm carrying on the tradition!  You can also add chia seeds, hemp seeds, or flax seeds depending on what nutrients you're looking for.

There you have it, the Acai Bowl! Super easy, right?! Be looking for future posts of more easy and healthy breakfast meal recipes :)