Rainbow Acai Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Rainbow Acai Smoothie Bowl Recipe

This post is about the Rainbow Acai Smoothie Bowl and is sponsored by Sambazon. As always all opinions expressed here are 100% my own.

The kids are officially back at school and that means there is less time in the morning for big breakfasts with all of the trimmings. It doesn’t mean we have to skimp on flavor or nutrition though. The time that it would take to make a quick micro-meal, can be spent on picking fresh whole foods that will keep our bodies going strong all day long. I’m so obsessed with finding ways to live green, I’ve even devoted a tab on my blog called Go Green. Enter the acai smoothie bowl…

Rainbow Acai Smoothie Bowl

Rainbow Acai Smoothie Bowls

Acai bowls are the newest rage and everywhere I look I see fabulous new recipes with these colorful and delicious bowls of earth candy. They come in all sorts of flavors and even themes. You can add proteins, berries, or even greens. You start with an acai base that comes in frozen packs. You start by taking them to thaw a bit before blending. These Sambazon Acai Superfruit Packs make smoothie bowls a cinch with the convenient individual packaging. On this particular bowl I wanted bananas for sweetness, raspberries & blueberries because well, duh! I also included goji berries for good measure. No berry shall be excluded on my watch.

Rainbow Acai Smoothie Bowl

Simply add two packs of the individually packaged superfruit packs into a blender with 1/4 – 1/2 cup of water or apple juice, and add any fruits, berries, or seeds that you like. I wanted to pack this Rainbow Acai Smoothie Bowl with antioxidants. With school officially in session, the family is upping all of their healthy omegas and immune boosting antioxidants. These Acai Superfruit Packs include Guarana sustainably sourced from the Brazilian Amazon. They are made with organic and GMO-free ingredients. Move over yogurt, there’s a new sheriff in town!

Rainbow Acai Smoothie Bowl

I also included granola, hemp seeds, and bee pollen. You can finish off your smoothie bowl with a drizzle of honey, but this bowl was packed with sweetness so I didn’t include any.

Bonus Acai Tip: In order to make sure your smoothie bowl doesn’t look more like a smoothie soup once blended, you can add it to the freezer for 10-15 minutes so it can firm up a bit and hold all of your delicious toppings.

Rainbow Acai Smoothie Bowl

 

Rainbow Acai Smoothie Bowl

Rainbow Acai Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients

  • 2 packs of Sambazon Acai Superfruit Packs
  • 1/2 cup of apple juice
  • 1 Banana
  • 1/4 cup of blueberries
  • 1/4 cup of raspberries
  • 1 Tbsp of Hemp Seeds
  • 1 Tbsp of Bee Pollen
  • 1/4 cup of your favorite granola
  • 2 Tbsp of goji berries

Instructions

  1. Thaw acai packs for 30 minutes, once thawed blend on high with apple juice (or water)
  2. Freeze for fifteen minutes, add toppings and enjoy!
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Essentially yours,

Erika

Successful Tips for Tailgating

Successful Tips for Tailgating

Football season is approaching and we are getting ready to put our game-face on! Football is enjoyed by all in our home, the boys love learning more each season with their dad. With a new stadium nearby, we plan on taking them to quite a few of our local college games. There is an excitement about college games, and the tailgating is a part of that excitement. Here are a few things that can help get you started for your tailgating experience.

Equipment

In order to pull off a proper tailgating experience, you need the right equipment. In this hot South Florida sun I highly recommend the Coleman Straight Leg Instant Canopy Gazebo from the Coleman Tailgating Ultimate Bundle online at Walmart.

Coleman

This, along with the Coleman Compact Outdoor Table can help get you started. Comfort is key in creating the perfect tailgating experience. Creating a cool space to sit and relax while you prepare for your favorite game is crucial to enjoying the experience. Coleman offers a range of products that are perfect for game time tailgating. The Oversized Quad Chair with a Cooler Pouch, or the Coleman 42-can soft cooler with liner will help you feel right at home no matter where you set up camp.

I was able to purchase from any of the Walmart Bundles online with ease and the items were delivered within two days!

Recipes

Coleman

We searched a lot of online tailgating recipes before we found some that actually worked. Just because something tastes great at home, doesn’t mean it translates well for tailgating. A really good marinade is a must for all meat hitting the grill, but don’t just stop there. Just like camping, there are a ton of recipe hacks online you can find to help you keep your tailgating party going.

Keeping portions small is helpful so that everyone doesn’t get too full right away. By serving smaller portions you keep the folks coming back for more until the game is ready to start.

Coleman

Coleman

Delegate

Some of the best times during a tailgate is when everyone gets to sit back and enjoy the party. No one can handle serving everyone all at once. Make tailgating a community effort. Assign simple tasks for each of your participants so no one seems overwhelmed. It’ll create a sense of community and get everyone fed a little bit faster. That’s always a plus, right?

Coleman

Don’t forget to sit back and enjoy yourself. Tailgating is about celebrating with an inspired community ready to have some fun! Are you ready for some footbaaaaaawl???

Coleman

Essentially yours,

Erika

3-Minute Instant Pot Quinoa Salad

3-Minute Instant Pot Quinoa Salad

Thank you Village Harvest for sponsoring this post. Every day Village Harvest is planting seeds of change and growing possibilities, one bag of goodness at a time.

Summer is drawing to a close, but it doesn’t mean we can’t fit another light summer dish onto our palette. With school approaching I am always looking for a few nutritious recipes to fit into lunch boxes. In an attempt to remain gluten-free, I decided to give the Village Harvest Organic Ancient Grain Blend a try. Their three benefit blend varieties include the Organic Antioxidant Blend, the Ancient Grain Blend, and the Organic Protein Blend. Each with their own mix of healthy grains.

Village Harvest

Seeing as how I’m pretty much obsessed with my new Instant Pot I decided to cook the Village Harvest Organic Ancient Grain Blend inside the pressure cooker since it only takes one minute. Simply hit the manual mode on your Instant Pot and add one minute to the timer. The Ancient Blend contains millet, quinoa, and buckwheat; a great source of protein and also aides in digestion. The perfect after-school snack, or light and healthy summer salad.

I added some peppers for crunch, green onions for flavor, and creamy crumbled feta. A pinch of lime, salt, pepper and olive oil brought it all together.

Fun Tip: If you overcook your quinoa and it’s clumpy, you can pop it in the fridge on a baking sheet for ten minutes and watch how it separates perfectly for mixing. I accidentally overcooked this quinoa because I accidentally left the valve open on the Instant Pot and had to add a few extra minutes.

Mix together in a bowl for a delicious and flavor-packed salad. The kids love this blend and it holds up well in their lunch box. Village Harvest defines social sustainability to not only mean caring for our planet, but also the workers that help to bring whole, healthy grains to your door. Village Harvest has pledged 1% of their profits to run programs that give back to the farmers and local communities from which they source their products and 1% of their employees’ time to charitable causes and sustainability efforts.

 

3-Minute Gluten Free Instant Pot Quinoa Salad

3-Minute Gluten Free Instant Pot Quinoa Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of Village Harvest Organic Ancient Grain Blend
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 red pepper diced
  • 1 green onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup of crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tbsp of fresh squeezed lime
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Add grains and water into Instant Pot, cook on manual mode for one minute
  2. Once cooked fluff with fork and add to a bowl
  3. Add pepper, green onion, feta cheese, lime, olive oil, s&p
  4. Enjoy!
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Essentially yours,

Erika

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

 

 

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