Will it blend?!

Will it blend?!

I was not sure if its to pre-mature to post a recipe that is perfect for hot summer days. The days are heating up here in Brisbane, so I thought why not?!

Here is a really quick and easy breakfast you can whip up in minutes and with only a few simple ingredients! Its kind of my twist on the Acai Bowls that are trending at the moment. I’ve found with the businesses that are known for their Acai Bowls, are using the Acai puree packets with added Guarana. This adds unwarranted sugar and energy into the mixture, causing a hit of satisfaction followed by extreme sugar withdrawals and irritable stomach.

My recipe uses a mix of natural sugars found in fruit topped with fibres from Flaxseed and  sustainable energy in Chia Seeds. It is equally as yummy but without the tummy ache from that the Acai berries seem to add.

What you will need:

A Blender (duhh!)

Frozen Mixture:
1/2 Cup Frozen Mixed Berries
1 FROZEN Banana
25-50ml Unsweetened Almond Milk

You can top it with anything you love! But I chose:
Linseed Meal (Flaxseed)
Chia Seeds
Cinnamon
Spirulina

You will need: Frozen mixed berries. 1 x frozen banana. Almond Milk. Cinnamon. Flax seed. Chia Seeds.
You will need: Frozen mixed berries. 1 x frozen banana. Almond Milk. Cinnamon. Flax seed. Chia Seeds.

First Step: Add the Almond Milk. Less is best to start off with. This makes sure the mixture does not become to runny.

Step Two: Add Frozen Mixed Berries – AND BLENDDD!

Step Three: Check out that goodness that is being whipped up inside!

Step Four: Time to add the frozen Banana. Using unfrozen banana will not keep the mixture thick and cold.

Step Five: BLEND!

Step Six: The best part – time to get creative with your presentation! I’ve topped the bowl with Flaxseed (great source of fibre), Spirulina (contains rich vegetable proteins), Chia Seeds (loaded with antioxidants, fibre and protein), and Cinnamon (great for blood sugar control, minimises irritable bowel syndrome and sugar cravings).

There are numerous ways you can topped this bowl. I switch things up sometimes and top it with muesli and coconut yoghurt!

Are there any summer recipes you make to cool you down?

A spoon full of caffeine helps the mornings go down.

A spoon full of caffeine helps the mornings go down.

That first cup of coffee feels in the morning.

Nothing is better than that.

Speaking of mornings, heres how I spent mine.

Morning ritual: Wander on over to my favourite coffee shop in Brisbane. Amble & Adore is hidden away in the suburb of Cooparoo, and by far the serves the best tasting coffee this city has seen. It boast an amazing array of food and drink for, vegan, vegetarian, diary free, gluten free, foodie out there! Also have a selection of clean sweet treats – YUM! Highly recommend.

Coffee beans used: Coffee Supreme

On a side note; another great coffee place is one that is on wheels. Any Brisbanite may have seen it around town. Kombi Koffein also serves up a good ‘cuppa of joe’. Regularly located down near the rowing sheds in West End during the week but make appearances at festivals around town such as, Pushies Galore.

Kombi Koffein

Coffee + Almond Milk = Storm in a team cup.

Kombi Koffein

Another coffee shop I stumbled upon (they are always the best ones) is called U&I Espresso located in Ashgrove. Cute, quirky and serves up some great meals for breakfast, lunch and brunch! Something tells me they know what they’re talking about when it comes to handling art of coffee making. Let them be the Goose to your Mavrick and fly through your busy day with ease.

Where is your local and favourite coffee place in Brisbane? – I would love to experience them all.

#thanksalatte

Lets get outta here.

Lets get outta here.

Soul is rested and recovered after a weekend well spent catching up with family, in a place I call home. Time spent in the country air as well as upholding family traditions of visiting places such as the great Hopetoun Tearoom.

POV shot of Brisbane City from approx. 14,000ft (?)

Arrived in Melbourne. We had 1 hour to spare before our bus left to take us out to Cantani. We hired a locker, stored our bags and made a mad dash to the legendary Manchester Press. If you haven’t eaten there before, I highly recommend you do. Bagels topped generously with an array of different combinations. Coffee is smooth and hot. If you have been, than you know why we didn’t waste that hour, we used it to devourer the best!

Sisters @ I-forget-the-name-of-the-cafe-but-its-somewhere-near-Leongatha

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Definitely spent most of my time near the fireplace. “We don’t have these up in QLD, their purpose is for decoration not warmth”. Red wines consumed in front of this fire approx. 2 bottles.

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Driveways are different in the country.

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Feast for the eyes and belly. Ladies and Gentleman, may I introduce you to the legendary Hopetoun Tea Room.

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What amazing places have you seen from your travels through the city and country?