How To Make Breakfast FoYoGo

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Forget what you’ve heard, because FoYoGo, or “Frozen Yogurt To-Go” is the new Acai bowl. How could you not love the combination of yogurt, fruit and granola all packaged into one little frozen breakfast bar? Granted, this won’t be my first choice in the chilly days of winter, but it’s a great breakfast choice before a warm weather run or as a light midday treat. The great thing about FoYoGo, is that it couldn’t be more simple to make, and depending on how colorful your chosen ingredients; they can actually be quite beautiful. Not so beautiful, though, that you’ll change your mind about eating one! This recipe assumes you’ll add wooden popsicle sticks to a mold, but feel free to unleash your inner kid (or just make these for one!), by purchasing fun, goofy popsicle molds and save yourself the trouble. Tovolo makes some super cute ones in goofy shapes like monsters, robots, Tiki statues and zombies; and Zoku makes standard pop molds and safari, polar bear, space and fish shapes, to name a few. Below, is our simple recipe, but feel free to choose your own bar ingredients to customize your breakfast bar and paint your own healthy canvas.

Ingredients:

1 cup greek yogurt
1/2 cup milk
2-3 tsp honey or agave nectar
1/2 cup granola
1 cup fresh berries or fruit compote*

Directions:

Mix the yogurt, honey and milk.
Add a tablespoon of granola and then a tablespoon of fruit or fruit compote. Layer until you get close to the top of the mould and finish with granola.
Tap mold against the counter to release any air bubbles. Insert popsicle stick or use mold with its own stick and freeze about 4-5 hours
Remove popsicles from the mold. To release the popsicle more easily, run the plastic part of the mold under a stream of hot water until it comes loose.

* To make fruit compote: 

1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon or lime juice
2 cups fresh berries of your choice (blackberries, raspberries or strawberries are recommended)

Simply cook down the ingredients in a small saucepan on low to desired consistency and thickness. Taste to adjust sweetness.

ACAI What You See

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Okay, let’s just admit it. Açäi bowls are Instagram darlings, because they’re photogenic like a mug. Well, thankfully, they’re not just pretty, “feel good” meals, but also delicious, nutritious and super easy on the digestive system. Oh, you haven’t had one, yet? If you’re still somehow among the uninitiated, we have a super easy recipe that’s perfect for lighter summer eating. Acai is a mildly tart berry categorized as a superfood and found in the Amazon. It’s typically served as the base ingredient in an Acai bowl and served cold; either scooped or blended, like soft frozen yogurt. Acai is sold in individual pureed packs and can be purchased at most health and organic food stores, in addition to larger retailers like Costco, Safeway, Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. Look for Sambazon, which is one of the largest Açai food exporters.

INGREDIENTS

2 Sambazon Performance Superfruit Packs

½ banana

1 tbsp almond butter

¼ c almond milk

1 tbsp Cacao Powder

Toppings: Fresh Seasonal Fruit, Sliced Bananas, Granola, Goji Berries, Hemp Seeds, Cacao Nibs, Mulberries, coconut shavings

DIRECTIONS

Simply high-speed blend the first five ingredients and then place your chosen toppings on top of your acai mixture.

This breakfast treat offers something for every dietary need and social justice requirement as it’s organic, vegan, fair Trade, kosher, gluten and lactose free.Ç