It’s a beautiful Wednesday afternoon outside here in Los Angeles, and I can’t help but have hope that the warm weather is slowly making it’s way back into our lives. While we had a great run this winter season, and the rain was much needed, it’s been awhile since I felt this excited about sunshine and warm temperatures. It’s funny because last winter we were all preparing for the big el nino event to arrive, and it never came.
So when the Meteorologist’s started talking about this atmospheric river headed our way this year, it was all very new and exciting. Well, I think it’s safe to say the amount of rain and snow we received this year was not funny or exciting, it was devastating and scary. It’s time for our California weather to come back to us.
Now spring has not sprung yet, but it certainly feels like we’re on that path and this smoothie is the perfect breakfast or lunch on a day like today. The one major benefit when eating this acai smoothie bowl, is all the fiber you’re getting from the fruits and nuts helping keep you fuller longer and snacking to a minimum. As someone who is in the kitchen on a daily basis preparing food, it’s so easy to become a grazer.
I am totally guilty of it, and it’s something I constantly need to pay attention too when cooking. Having a smoothie bowl before preparing for a shoot day is always helpful. Another great benefit from eating a smoothie bowl is all the natural sugars in the fruit that give you that much needed burst of energy. Whether it’s in the morning or at lunch time, most of us starts to burn out at some point. If you are that person, this is going to make a huge difference in your life. Not to mention the addition of acai in this recipe; we could talk all day about the benefits of including this fruit in your diet on the regular. As someone who was recently introduced to acai, naturally I had a lot of questions about it. If your wanting more information like I did, you must check out this awesome article I found by Easy Healthy Smoothie on the in’s and out’s of this ingredient. After reading this article, I feel like I have a much better understanding of acai, and even realized I was pronouncing it wrong. Details people! As hard as it is, we hope you join us and start making better food choices that not just taste good, but benefit your life in a positive way as well. Happy cooking everyone!
Inspirational Quote* “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” — Michael Pollan