Are you one of those people that can remember dreams? Do you write them down the moment you wake up so you don’t forget? Are the dreams so incredibly vivid that you wish they were real? Or do you wake up mid-dream and try desperately to fall back asleep and back into that fantasy world?
I never remember dreams. I don’t know why, I just can’t. Except for the month or so that Pat and I Netflix-binged The Walking Dead… then I woke up in the middle of the night with nightmares multiple times a week. Normally I would say that I am envious of your dream recalling capabilities, but not that month.
Every once in a while, I will see something that triggers a dream memory. Never a whole dream – just one small aspect of it. That happened this week! We were driving to work and I saw dog that looked like a Rhodesian Ridgeback, the kind of dog I grew up with. It turned out to not even be a Ridgeback, but that was enough to make me remember…
In my dream, I had a dog that was a Rhodesian Ridgeback-Dachshund mix. Can you imagine that?! Oh my goodness, I think that is probably the best potential dog ever. He was the size of a wiener dog and cognac-color, just like Ridgebacks, but it had the ridge! He was so cute and all I wanted to do was snuggle him.
But then I got to thinking more about it and realized that would probably never happen… given their significant difference in size. But hey, I can dream can’t I?
P.S. I’m not totally giving up hope… If you can make this happen for me, please let me know. Plz.
Well you’re probably wondering about this smoothie bowl. For me, smoothies are all about texture and consistency. I like when my smoothie is thick and eaten with a spoon, out of a bowl, and full of toppings. Plus, the thicker the smoothie, the longer I stay full! To create my ideal consistency, I use half frozen fruit and half fresh or thawed fruit, a splash of almondmilk (my fave is Califia Farms), a big scoop of Greek yogurt for added protein and creaminess, and always a handful or two of greens. Blend away and breakfast is served!
But let’s be real for a sec – smoothie bowls are all about the toppings. I like to add whatever fresh fruit I have on hand – this one has fresh mango and blackberries, chia seeds, and homemade granola.
What’s your favorite way to make a smoothie bowl? Please tell me. Next time I might try a chocolate-peanut butter variation… it sounds like dessert! And dessert for breakfast is always a win in my book.
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- 1 cup fresh or thawed mango
- 1 cup mixed berries, frozen
- 1/4 cup Califia Farms unsweetened almondmilk*
- 1/3 cup Greek yogurt*
- 1 large handful spinach
- Toppings: fresh mango, blackberries, chia seeds, and granola
- Using a blender or food processor (I don’t own a blender!), blend all of your smoothie ingredients together. It is important that half of your fruit is frozen to maintain a thick consistency.
- Pour into a bowl and top with your favorite things!
*If on AIP, swap out almond milk for coconut milk and omit Greek yogurt or use coconut yogurt.
The smoothie bowl of my dreams.