When we have nothing else on, weekends often fall into somewhat of a routine. We usually get up of a Saturday morning and I’ll make us a nice, cooked breakfast whilst B entertains the dog or puts on a load of washing. We eat our meal with a pot of tea and read the daily papers in the backyard (hopefully in the warmth of the sun). Then there’s usually a bit of house cleaning – how much time and effort goes into this is dependent on numerous factors, such as how messy the house it, how nice the day is, and how many times I get distracted along the way. I have a terrible habit when cleaning of starting one task, getting side-tracked, and then commencing another before the first is finished. It usually goes something like this: I’ll get the vacuum cleaner out and start the floors, only to stop when I see a hairpin on the floor. I’ll stop the machine and pick up the hairpin and take it to the bathroom to put away, only to realise the sink needs to be washed. I’ll put on a pair of rubber gloves, and start to clean the sink and then shower, when I realise we’re nearly out of soap. I’ll go to add it to the shopping list on my phone which is on the kitchen bench, only to then get distracted by the washing up, and so on. An hour later and there will be four or five tasks commenced, and usually none finished. I guess you could say I am very unfocused and unproductive when it comes to house cleaning. I think it’s getting worse too – I feel as though the more productive and efficient I become in other areas of my life, the worse I get with the house cleaning. Though I guess there are worse things in life to be bad at!
So on to the recipe! When weekends get a little busier and I don’t have hours to spend making a wholesome cooked breakfast or attempting to do the housework, breakfast is a little quicker. In the summer months I have a variation of a green smoothie bowl on rotation, or this new favorite – a berry bliss bowl which makes a nice light change.
My blogging friend and fellow holistic health student Katie over at Whole Nourishment recently wrote a great post recently about listening to your body and eating with the seasons. Often your body will do this anyway, for example by craving warm foods such as soup and stews in winter and cooler food such as salads and cool drinks in summer. This is definitely a summer meal, and though its easy to get frozen berries year round, I definitely find my body craving warmer meals such as cooked eggs and porridge. But when the sun is shining, and you are craving something a little light yet filling and full of flavour, then this is it for me.
Berry bliss bowls
3 cups frozen berries
1 small ripe avocado
1 ripe banana
1.5 cups almond milk
1 Tbsp acai berry powder, optional
2 tsp maca, optional
Add all ingredients to a blender, and process a minute or so until full blended and smooth.
Top with fresh berries and Superfood Smoothie Topper