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How to Make an Acai Berry Bowl

Well hello there gorgeous!

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook it is no secret how obsessed I am with Acai Berry Bowls. Yes I can admit I fell for the looks originally, I’m a sucker for beauty! But it’s the oomph that keeps me wanting more. What oomph you might ask? Well my oh my, I don’t even know where to start. Here’s a little snippet from http://www.cleaneatingmag.com explaining all the goodness this sexy beast has to offer!

Acai berries (pronounced ah-sai-ee) are the fruits of acai palm trees, which are mostly grown in Brazil’s Amazon rain forest. These small, dark-purple berries pack a nutrient punch with a whole host of antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids. Dubbed by the Brazilians as the “Beauty Berry,” acai berries truly do the body good from the inside out, with health benefits such as increased energy levels, a boosted immune system, improved metabolic function and better hair and skin. Not only is this superfood incredibly good for you, but it’s also delicious (it kind of tastes like dark chocolate!).

So let’s cut to the chase here. Making this is actually really simple. The hardest part is hunting down the frozen Acai Berry purée. I got lucky and ended up finding it at our local health food store.

Acai Berry Bowl

Ingredients:
I pack of pure Acai Berry purée
1 frozen banana or 1 cup of frozen berries
1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk – this is for a thicker texture (which I prefer – add more milk if you prefer it a bit soupier.)

Blend all ingredients together in either a food processor or Vitamix for 5-10 seconds! Voila, your base is done!

Top with anything your heart desires and make it look pretty!

Topping suggestions:
– fresh fruit
– hemp hearts
– chia seeds
– unsweetened shredded coconut
– coconut chips
– homemade granola
– nuts
– nut butter
– whipped coconut cream (recipe coming soon)
– dried berries
– cinnamon

Now here’s a warning, something about these bowls are highly addictive! I am known for eating these for breakfast, lunch or dinner! You’ll see…

Now it’s time to taste natures rainbow! Hope you all love it as much as me!

Heart, star.
Parita xoxo

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Losing Weight

Well hello again beautiful!

So this is a follow up to yesterday’s posts on Facebook and Instagram in regards to my weight. There are apparently a lot of us women that are in struggle town when it comes to our weight. Yes, I am super duper close to my pre-pregnancy weight (3.8lbs to be exact) and to be honest I didn’t know if this day would ever come.

A lot of you are asking how I managed to do the impossible. It’s not a big secret but thought I would share to let you in on what I’ve learnt and been doing so far.

I’ll be honest, there is no working out. Angelina is my treadmill and weights. Whatever down time I get, I am definitely not thinking about the gym. It really is food, that’s it.

In the last month or so I have made a big change to my diet, minus while I was in Jamaica! Of course! And in the last little while I have FINALLY noticed me getting out of this gosh darn weight plateau that I was stuck in for awhile. But the scale has finally unfrozen and the numbers are changing in my favour. This is what my last little while has looked like when it comes to eating and I swear it’s this that made a difference!

Morning: Acai Berry Bowl (Acai is very popular in Brazil as it is known to help with weight loss and maintain a healthy weight)/Chia Bowl (refer to the last post!)

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Lunch: Delicious layered beautiful salad. With homemade dressing.

Dinner: Another extremely gorgeous salad. With another homemade dressing.

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ALL BIG PORTIONS and lots of water! Specifically cucumber infused! My two servings of chia lemon water! And throughout the day a couple of cups of decaf herbal tea.

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So basically just eat a lot of fruits and veggies! Not to big of a surprise right?!? But the key for me was beauty. Seeing gorgeous and vibrant bright coloured foods just does something to me. And when I load it with superfoods oh my belly.

The above meals consist of acai berry purée, bananas, almond milk, coconut milk, coconut, berries, hemp hearts, chia seeds, homemade granola, homemade whipped coconut cream, red and green cabbage, carrots, sweet potato, avocado, dragon fruit, white and red quinoa, tahini, lemon, lime, cucumber, spinach, kale, broccoli, cauliflower … You get the point! Lots and lots of fruits and veggies! Now shhhhh here’s the secret… Don’t just throw it all in a bowl and scarf it down. My inspiration has been from Bolt Fresh Bar. I found them on Instagram, it’s worth a follow! Their salad presentation is what got me going and gets me every time. Have a look at their salads!

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Something about an organized breakfast bowl and salad. It’s just so delicious looking! Call me crazy but it worked and is still working! Who doesn’t want to eat and appreciate something so beautiful?!?! In the last couple of weeks I’ve noticed major changes in my weight and that’s all I’m doing different! Making it pretty, adding bright colours and organizing, I swear!

I will start sharing some recipes that helped me and hopefully will help you too!

Time to go line up some fruits and veggies!

Heart, star.
Parita xoxo

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