Girl loves her puns.
I got addicted to these little gaffs when I was living in Vancouver. They were a growing phenomenon at various health shops and juiceries, but the biggest problem is that you don't really know what's going into them, as delicious as they are.
I am one of many with serious stomach issues, and going completely gluten-free two years ago has given me a variety of setbacks in my diet. That on top of being ultra-sensitive to many other foods, I was finding that when I rewarded myself with something like an açai bowl, my stomach was not happy. Many of these yummy bowls are packed with many unnecessary ingredients to act as fillers to make the bowls 'bigger', but can actually cause more damage to your digestion than you think. My goal was to re-create a bowl that is tummy-friendly for those with stomach issues such as myself.
Today all I could think about was how good it would taste to eat a bowl of berries as a snack. I thought about it pretty much my entire workout to be completely honest! As an even better reward, I stopped into Nature's Fare on my way home from my workout and picked up some açai berry powder along with my other groceries, and head home to take a stab at one of these wholesome bowls myself.
I tried looking up a few recipes on pinterest, but after much failure, I took it upon myself to guess what a good recipe would be and, well, I was pretty pleased with the result.
What I found online was that many of these bowls use dairy, bananas, unnecessary fats and added sugars. I don't want any of that. I have recently stopped eating foods with high potassium in them due to an imbalance in my blood, which caused me to have a long streak of health problems. Stress, unfortunately didn't mix well with it either, but it's better to be safe than sorry.
So, I skipped the nonsense and stuck with what I knew, and it made magic baby.
I hope this brings some clarity to many of you! I have a happy tummy and no post-meal bloating... we're off to good places.
Have a great week, everyone!
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