The Acai Berry challenge started out really well, in fact a little bit like this:
The second day I made up a smoothie, with i cup almond milk, 2 scoops of acai berry powder, 2 dessert spoons of vanilla pea protein powder and some fresh strawberries and frozen mixed berries. It was very thick, so if you like your smoothies a bit runny then add some more liquid.
I've not had acai berry since last Monday!! Woops, fell off the bandwagon a bit there. Hehe, don't worry I'm going to get right back on and ride this one through :) I'm planning on making a fresh juice tomorrow and trying the acai powder in that, so I'll let you all know how it goes!
Oh my gosh, something else I tried today- Hilde Hemmes swedish bitters. It is a herbal mix used as a bitter digestive aid to help with symptoms such as bloating, cramping, flatulence etc, and it also has a myriad of other helpful uses, including as a mouth wash and antiseptic aid! But wow, it tastes disgusting! My mouth was a little blown away! I'm going back for more though, as it really is a well designed product and I think I probably just have to toughen up a little! It is very popular with the customers at work, and well touted as a great way to maintain digestive health, so let the games begin.
Now to cooking food, it always has to be involved somewhere :)
Tonight I set out with goodness in my heart to create a healthy slice packed with nutrition. The outcome is nothing short of interesting. I wouldn't call it a success exactly, but not a total flop either. I'll share it with you guys and you might have a way to help me make it better!
Goji berry & 3 seed slice - adapted from a recipe by Lee Holmes
1 cup quinoa flour
1 cup brown rice flour
1/4 cup goji berries
2 tbs cranberries
1/2 cup mixed seeds - I used pumpkin, sunflower and chia
1/4 cup pistachios
1/4 cup dried apricots chopped
pinch sea salt
2 tbs agave syrup
1/4 cup almond milk - I added this in at the end because the mixture was very dry.
But it's so crumbly and dry. What do you guys think, any avid bakers out there who can help me turn this crumble into slice?