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Acai Bowl

This delicious breakfast is THE BEST way to start your day! *Bonus: It tastes like dessert. Yum! This smoothie bowl is meant to be eaten with a spoon, however if you are short on time and need to skip the spoon, you can add a tad more almond milk and turn it into a smoothie you can drink.

You likely have many of the ingredients on hand, so get your blender out and go!


Ingredients

  • Frozen Acai packet
  • 1/2 – 1 cup of almond milk (less for a thicker bowl, more for a thinner bowl)
  • 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries or raspberries
  • 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries
  • 4-5 fresh strawberries (halved) or 8-9 fresh raspberries
  • small handful of fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup of granola (my favorite brand is linked here)

Directions

Place frozen acai packet, almond milk, frozen strawberries (or raspberries) and frozen blueberries in your high powered blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl and add fresh fruit and granola. Grab your spoon and dig in!

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Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup greek yogurt (or non-fat vanilla yogurt)
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • small handful of ice cubes
  • 1 cup of chopped kale (optional)

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth. Separate into serving glasses and enjoy!

Wasatch Mountain Chili

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Wasatch Mountain Chili

Get ready for one of the BEST combinations of flavors! This recipe is adapted from Better Homes and Garden’s and is DELICIOUS! I first had this on a camping trip this fall and just got around to making it myself this week. I would love to hear your variations of this goodie!


Ingredients

  • medium onion, chopped
  • tablespoon canola oil
  • 15 ounce can hominy, rinsed and drained
  • 15 ounces Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained (the linked brand is my fav!)
  • 14 ounces of vegetarian broth (linked brand is my ABSOLUTE go to! It is so flavorful! Even my meat loving friends use it rather than chicken broth in all of their recipes)
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin (I always use a tad more, but I LOVE cumin)
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • cup shredded Colby/Monterey Jack cheese
  • Bottled green salsa
  • Tortilla chips for topping and optional dipping (YUM!)
  • Avocado sliced or cubed (optional topping)
  • Sour Cream (optional topping)

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan cook onion in hot oil over medium heat for 2-3 minutes (just until warm and slightly brown).
  2. Stir in hominy, beans, vegetarian broth, lime juice, cilantro, cumin, and pepper.
  3. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Trust me your kitchen will smell AMAZING!
  4. Serve topped with cheese, salsa, tortilla chips, avocado & sour cream.