açai bowls with nuts and seeds

acai bowls with nuts and seedsSaturday mornings are my favorite because it’s the only morning each week that Brian and I wake up together. I’m obviously up and out the door way before him Monday through Friday to report the traffic, and on Sundays he’s up and out early for his show.

So I like to spoil him on Saturdays, as best I can, with a solid, homemade breakfast. Sometimes I make eggs and bacon, sometimes I make smoothies — I try to vary it up a bit — but this past weekend I made us acai bowls.

I’ve made acai at home before using these delicious frozen packets, but this time I added goat milk yogurt, almond butter, and strawberries to the base… and topped it with raw almonds, chia seeds, and hemp seeds. Chia seeds are great for extra fiber and omega-3 and hemp seeds are a complete protein. They have a natural blend of omega-3 and -6, as well as other antioxidants, amino acids, fiber, iron, zinc and magnesium — pretty good for something that doesn’t have much of a taste. (Read: throw them in and on everything!)

Brian had no idea all the goodness he was eating, and he actually licked his bowl clean — well before I did, too — which made me so happy.

Healthy homemade breakfast with my husband and the travel section of The New York Times? Dreamy.

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