Acaí berry bowls are at the top of the list of my favorite things. Most people say “huh?” when I tell them about them. They are fruit blended for a base, like a smoothie. Then they are topped with fresh fruit, granola, honey…delicious! There are 2 places close to me that make them. But I make them regularly at home. All you need are frozen acaí berries (they come in the freezer section). Blend those with other fruit you like, strawberries, mangoes, blueberries, along with some liquid (juice or coconut milk). Pour that mixture into a bowl. Top with your favorite things. I usually do fresh fruit, granola, coconut and honey. Try one, you’ll thank me!
I have a bad habit of skipping lunch. I get busy and by the time I think about eating, I’m starving and grab junk to eat. My friend and I started making Bento Boxes for each other. We take turns and alternate week-to-week. One variety we made had apple cinnamon bread, a hardboiled egg, apples and peanut butter. Another one was taco salad and salsa. We also did beef and broccoli over rice. Whatever we choose, it’s nice to have something prepared and it keeps me from eating junk.
I now have a new-found love for yoga, thanks to the best yoga instructor, Ginny Washburne. Ginny is a great friend who convinced me to try yoga last year, for the first time. I am hooked. I was surprised at how much of a work out it is, and relaxing at the same time. Sadly, she is moving away and I know I’ll never find anyone as good as her to teach me 😦
When it comes to make-up, I’m a minimalist. I never spend a lot of time applying it. Right now, my favorite eye shadow is Bare Minerals. There are several fun colors and I love the shimmer that it has. It is easy to dress up or down and super easy to apply
When I have the chance, I try to listen to podcasts- I like to think it makes me smarter. Two of my favorites right now are The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey and Mom Struggling Well . Both do a great job of interviewing people who are interesting and relevant. They are great to pop on during a workout or housework and they make the time pass quickly while learning something.
Those are some of my favorite things right now. I’d love to hear some of your faves!