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Not to be one of those crazies who puts out her Halloween decorations in July like a big box store, but I’m already thinking about the New Year. I mean, don’t get me wrong – I’m still sipping gingerbread lattes and listening to Christmas music at work all day long in the background…and of course it’s snowing on my blog. However, there’s just something about the hope of a new year, another 1/1/20?? that gets my creative juices flowing.

To that end, I wanted to share a really tasty looking “New You” breakfast for those that are thinking about the age old resolution of improving their health. I am NO STRANGER to this (or the failing of this….but that’s another blog altogether. And I digress). Earlier this year, I met a phenomenal trainer, Jenn, who has an amazing business in helping women of all types and purposes improve health aspects of their life. Her company, For the Glow, kind of represents what many women strive for – it’s a power house of DOING things that are great for you and make you feel great, none of that “ughhhhhh, I can’t believe I have to go to the gym. And I hate my work out pants. And I hate the way health food tastes.” No, no, no.

I wanted to show you this recipe and awesome New Years package Jenn put together, which is super yummy and happens to be super healthy. Of course you can always make modifications to suit your lifestyle, and Jenn is all about accommodations and customization. Happy Holidays to everyone and with that, here’s Jenn:

I’m a woman on a mission.  The mission? To make EVERY recipe (even the detox ones!) just as delicious as they are nutritious. One of my favorite recipes in the upcoming Resolution Challenge meal plan is the Acai Power Breakfast.  Hard to believe, but this yummy breakfast is part of the slim-down protocol!  Acai fruit is a TRUE superfood & one that we should all add in to our routine.  The perks of eating acai:  Improved heart health/lower cholesterol, anti-aging via phytochemicals (buh-bye wrinkles), improved immune function via anti-viral/anti-bacterial properties, weight loss potential, reduced allergies & inflammation, increased energy and clearer skin.  One of my favorite parts:  Acai is loaded with fiber & essential fatty acids, so it’s not your typical fruit that leaves you feeling hungry 10 minutes later.  You’ll feel happy & satisfied! 

Acai Power Breakfast (serves 1)

1 packet of Sambazon Acai, run under warm water for 10 seconds
1/2 c dark berries (frozen or fresh)
1/4 c vanilla almond milk (unsweetened)
1/2 banana, sliced
1/4 c organic, GF granola
1 tbs chia seeds

Blend the acai, berries & almond milk together. Blend until smooth & creamy, pour into your serving dish. Top with sliced banana, granola & chia seeds. Note:  Large blenders like the Vitamix struggle as the fruit doesn’t cover the blade.  Use a smaller gadget like the Magic Bullet if you have one, or make two servings & pop the other in the freezer until you’re ready to use.

Want to UP your superfood intake?  Add 1 tsp of spirulina to your acai mix when you blend & add 2 tbs of goji berries to your toppings!  Spirulina will add a detoxification element & the goji berries provide you with complete protein!

Want fewer carbs & more protein?  Blend a scoop of your favorite organic protein powder to the mix!  Instead of granola + bananas on top, go for 2 tbs of goji berries, 1 tbs of hemp seeds and 1 tbs of chia seeds.

To get the rest of this scrumptious meal plan + recipe package,  join the 3rd Annual Resolution Challenge!  The entire 30-day program is just $20.13 through Sunday (uh, seriously!), which includes our detox/slimdown meal plan, recipes, daily video workouts + bonuses galore!  Check out the details here & join us today!  (Lifetime Glow Girls are already in, so why not forward this to a friend?) 🙂

Happy Holidays!  Wishing you & your loved ones a happy, healthy + peaceful close to 2012, and a beautiful start to the new year!

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