Monday, March 6

MAKE // Paleo Friendly Acai Bowls

21 DAY FIX PALEO ACAI SMOOTHIE BOWL


If you've known me for more than a minute you know that I am a true blue ice cream addict. It is my weakness. It is my Achilles heel. It doesn't matter how full I am, if you ask me if I want some ice cream the answer is always going to be, "YES!" Naturally, this gets me into trouble because most the time in my life, I'd rather be eating ice cream than whatever it is I'm doing. And eating ice cream all the time is not helpful for my wellness goals.

It wasn't until I was introduced to Acai Bowls that I found a solution! You guys, these are so good that I'm not sure I'll even be able to fully put it into words. Just promise you'll try one, k? You've probably seen these on my instagram and every time I post a photo I get a ton of people asking for a recipe. Truth is, there really is not recipe, you just mix a bunch of yummy frozen fruit together with a little bit of liquid in the blender. You can throw whatever you like in there really. But, in case you are more of a rule-follower and you need a recipe, here's one to start with!

The cool thing about this is that if you have a really good blender, you can get them to the consistency of soft serve so it feels like you are eating a giant bowl of ice cream. But really you're eating a giant bowl of fruits and veggies. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what I call a WIN.

Here's how I make mine. You can, of course, vary these however you like but this is my go to recipe that I make almost every time! And as long as you keep out any dairy, peanut butter, and grains you've got a great paleo treat!

ACAI BOWLS:
1 cup almond milk
2 green containers (aka 2 handfuls) of fresh baby spinach leaves
1 purple container (aka a handful) of frozen strawberries
1 purple container (aka a handful) of frozen mixed berries (blueberries, backberries, raspberries)
a few cherries for fun
1 packet vegan chocolate shakeology (optional but will make it taste chocolatey!)
1 packet of unsweetened frozen acai (I like Sambazon brand!) or 1 tsp acai powder

I have a Vitamix that I use and I have to use the tamper to push all the frozen berries down. You might have to stop blending and use a spoon to do the same to make sure yours gets fully blended. You want it to be the consistency of soft ice cream to really get the full effect of feeling like you're eating ice cream.

The amazing thing about this is that the frozen fruit makes it creamy. The berries, acai, and chocolate shakeology make it rich and decadent. You can top yours with whatever you like, or nothing at all! I have some freeze dried blueberries I love and some coconut flakes and chia seeds. I make mine into my lunch and goodness it is filling and delicious! If you try it, come tell me how you like it!

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Friday, March 3

Inspiring Quotes | Providence Moves Too...

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"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now."

*Goethe


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Thursday, March 2

Our Big News and Where You Can Stay Updated On It!

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We've got something exciting to share.... 
 ...baby girl Robinson coming soon!!!!! 

I've been waiting what feels like a million years to announce this! We didn't want to say anything publicly until our homestudy was approved because that means we are now officially fully eligible to adopt! We went back and forth about whether we should share at all since adoption can be a rollercoaster ride BUT we decided to go public because we want to be able to share the ins and outs of this journey as well as open ourselves up to this giant network we have for support and connection!!! We are so excited and anxious and ancy and feeling all the feels!  I cannot wait to share more now that the secret is out!

I have been secretly writing through our process in a private blog that I just recently made public. I added a tab to the top of this blog so you can easily find it if ever you want to follow along with our adoption journey. You can also click the photo in this post and it will take you there! I answered some of the most popular questions I've gotten so far over there so pop on over if you wanna read more about it! xo.
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