ACAI BOWL – ENERGETIC AND SUGAR FREE BREAKFAST

Breakfast is the most important moment of the day!

It is not necessary a nutritionist to have a confirmation, especially if you are a sports type, you will know better your body, and you will have realized that a good energy intake in the morning is essential for the continuation of the day.

With the elimination of refined sugar from eating habits, breakfast was certainly the most complicated meal to rebuild.

Consider that a normally HEALTHY Breakfast, which includes a cup of milk with cereals or a yogurt, bread with jam, fruit and coffee unfortunately contains a few added sugars. Imagine a ” UNHEALTHY BREAKFAST” based on croissants and baked desserts 🙁

Finding a valid, energetic, satiating and good alternative at the same time was not easy. But have discovered Acai Breakfast based on oats was a nice surprise!!:-)

I already knew about the fruit of Acai (there is a bar in Barcelona ZUMITO, where it is possible to try some AMAZING  Acai bowl :-). Acai berries are small, round and purple color.  The Acai plant grows in the swampy areas of the tropical forests of central and South America. It is a fruit rich in fibers, with high satiating power, with large quantities of anthocyanins and flavonoids that are powerful antioxidants that defend the body from free radicals.

But let’s go to the Breakfast 🙂

HOW TO PREPARE a good Breakfast based on Acai?

I have experimented and combined various recipes (these are not original recipes, but my version of the famous ACAI BOWL fashionable Californian’s meal). The original acai bowl is an Acai berry cream made with Greek yogurt.

THE ORIGINAL RECIPE of the acai bowl is based on Greek yogurt and coconut milk, honey, banana frozen , berries frozen, Acai berries or Acai powder (1 teaspoon). All blended in a mixer and garnished with coconut, granola and other fresh fruit to taste, usually berries and strawberries.

Early morning experiments led me to formulate a variant of the original recipe.

I created an AVENA ACAI BOWL with no added sugar, it consists of a “porridge” based on small oats, cooked over low heat with water (you can cook it with oat milk o rice milk), with the addition of frozen raspberries to give a slightly sweeter taste. When cooking for about 5 minutes, add a tablespoon of Acai powder and continue to mix. Garnish the recipe with fresh fruits, apple, kiwi, chia seeds, or almonds, walnuts and a sprinkling of oats.

I tried different combinations of AVENA ACAI BOWL, probably the version that i prefered  was the variant with Mango. Give space to imagination and create your own ACAI BOWL !!!

Preparing breakfast is very simple, you will lose only 10 minutes to prepare it (cooking 5 min + cut the fruit and garnish 5 min). Afterwards sip your coffee or tea, and you are ready to face the busy day without SUGAR!

HOW TO END YOUR SUGAR ADDITION IN 21 DAYS

Start the new year with a positive charge, a “clean” charge made of new sensations and discovering a new kind of well-being.

This is the REAL motivation behind the choice of wanting to start a new food journey, more healthy and balanced. A jouney that can be started with the radical elimination of refined sugars from one’s eating habits. A 21-day SUGAR FREE challenge that can change your life 🙂

For who likes the good food, sweets, chocolate, wine seems impossible to think such a thing, but the desire for well-being can lead you to start this experience. You will enjoy many benefits, and you will notice them, day after day, so you will want to continue the SUGAR FREE challenge.

The first 7 days are not easy, you will enter the kitchen and you leave without having eaten nothing, you will come back another time and you will ask: Is it possible that all the foods contain sugar? Yes, many foods, sometimes even the most apparently healthy, contain refined sugar. The first days the fixed thought will be: it will be 21 hell days!

Finding yourself in the kitchen, at home or on the street, thinking what I can eat during these 21 days? Sugar really creates a strong dependency, eliminating it radically creates imbalance, and nervousness, except to discover, step by step, that its elimination in a short time, generates an incredible state of well-being.

After about 8-10 days you start to sleep better, you feel with better energy (refined sugar does not bring energy, it decreases your energy!), you are not always tired anymore, your mind is more alive, you will no longer have continuous hunger during the day (sugar does not satisfy, generates hunger), your body changes, during workouts you improve your performance without decreasing energy, you feel more charged, everything motivates you so much that you only want to keep feeling good.

After 15 days, the general well-being achieved will surprise you. Sleeping 6hrs consecutive during night is no longer a mirage for those who suffer from insomnia. You feel full of positive energy, and very motivated to want to continue this lifestyle for a long time. Begin to take care of the nutrition even more, you no longer want to feel tired, to feel “impure” and the desire to feel healthy and “clean” pushes you to change even more habits and nutrition. You will feel the need to eat healthier and to feel cleaner  reduce the meat consumption, dairy products and carbohydrates such as bread, pizza and pasta.

LET’S START!

HOW TO TRY TO ELIMATE THE SUGARS

Tips:

  • Begin this pursuit of the 21 days with a friend, the motivation will be double
  • Every time that you feel a slight sensation of hunger, fill it with any food that does not contain sugar (try not to tamper this feeling with the fruit !!!!). Suggestions: dried fruit such as almonds, walnuts, rice cakes, avocado, salmon
  • Do not overdo the fruit and above all avoid consumption in the evening
  • Preference is given to vegetable carbohydrates: legumes such as lentils, barley, chickpeas, quinoa and fish
  • Preference raw vegetables
  • Recommend for a great breakfast: acai bowl based on oats, with pieces of fruit (rich, energetic and healthy)

 

TAKE A BREAK, NEW COLLECTION ONLINE #AWAYACASUAL

AWAYA launches TAKE A BREAK, a Casual Collection inspired by different moods such as urban, beachstyle and elegance sportswear.

“Today people need to feel simple, sporty and fashion, they need an active wardrobe, we chose the colors, the semplicity and the sporty elegance to be worn in the city,” commented Paola and Silvia Saitta AWAYA’s owners.  “We started from the choise of every day clothing, like a hoodie, t-shirt – and give them a touch of light and youthfulness, with a nod to denim.”

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AWAYA lancia TAKE A BREAK, una Collezione Casual inspirata a diversi stati d’animo, urbano, beachstyle , ed elegante sportivo.

“Oggi le persone vogliono sentirsi semplici, sportive e alla moda, hanno bisogno di un “armadio attivo”. Cosi abbiamo scelto i colori, la semplicitĂ  e l’eleganza sportiva da indossare in cittĂ ”, commentano Paola e Silvia Saitta creatrici del brand AWAYA. “Abbiamo cominciato dalla scelta dei capi  che si utilizzano nella vita di tutti i giorni, come una felpa con ed una t-shirt – e  abbiamo dato loro un tocco di luce e giovinezza, con un cenno di denim”.

La nuova collezione Casual Collection maschile e femminile, offre colori brillanti e classici, un remix di vibrazioni eleganti tipiche dello stile italiano ed Eclettiche proprio come la cittĂĄ di Barcellona.

Speriamo che la nuova Linea Casual sia di vostro gradimento, e che possiate colorare e far vibrare le strade delle cittĂĄ di tutto il mondo.

La nuova Collezione Casual è disponibile online a partire da oggi www.awayawear.com

 

TAKE A BREAK!

Paola e Silvia Saitta