Making delicious, healthy breakfasts for an entire family has its challenges. My husband likes heavy, rich breakfasts. My kids like sweet. I’ve always enjoyed a light, fruity start to my morning. Sometimes, mum wins!
This refreshing acai breakfast is rich in antioxidants, easy to make, and perfect for fruit lovers like me! It has enough sweetness for my boys, and even though it isn’t heavy or rich, it’s filling enough to satisfy even my busy husband!
The blend of fresh fruits, maca and acai powders, nut butter and vanilla protein powder basically makes the a super healthy mousse, full of protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Protein is important when you have a big day ahead- it provides a long, slow stream of energy that will last the entire day. Likewise, the complex carbs found in this mixture of fruit (and granola, if you choose to use it as a topper!) will give you a burst of energy so that your morning starts off right.
You can top your healthy mousse with whatever you like best, but I chose a blend of fresh fruit, bee pollen, granola, cashews and goji berries. If you haven’t tried bee pollen, you really should! It tastes mildly like honey, and is the food eaten by young bees. It contains almost every nutrient required by humans, and is very high in protein. It also gives a nice crunch and a hit of bright yellow colour to whatever it garnishes. Goji berries are a staple in my house, because of their numerous health benefits- while you can definitely rehydrate them beforehand, I prefer to leave them in their dried form for a gummy, almost candy-like texture.
This recipe is so incredibly easy, so I usually make it on days when I have a lot going on in my house. The next time you have a busy morning ahead of you, make this healthy, fun, fruity breakfast. Eat well to live well!
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 cup raspberries frozen
- 1 banana frozen
- 1 tsp cashew butter
- 1 tbsp vegan vanilla protein powder
- 1 tsp Maca powder
- 1 tbsp Acai powder
- 3 soft medjool dates
- 1/2 tsp flaxseed oil
- coconut flakes
- bee pollen
- banana slices
- goji berries
- cashew nuts
- dragon fruit
1. Blend all ingredients until smooth.
2. Top with sliced fruit, granola, nuts, bee pollen, and anything else you can imagine!