On our most recent trip to San Diego California, my husband and I discovered an amazing breakfast concept – “breakfast bowls.” Sorbet and fruit for breakfast. How can you possibly go wrong with that?!

We found a great little place in Point Loma called Northside Shack that pretty much only makes two things – bowls and blends (smoothies). Hubby grabbed a bowl of 1/2 acai and 1/2 pitaya (dragonfruit) and it came LOADED with fruit! Honest, he was literally not hungry for nearly two days after eating it. I, however, took a risk on a blend and got “green candy” since the ginger sounded like a good idea to help after too many days of mai tais.

Knowing that finding the acai and dragonfruit base at a decent price at home would be next to impossible, I began to hunt around for alternatives. This mango, strawberry, and raspberry “sorbet” looked to be a good alternative. Adding protein powder will give the bowl base just the staying power we need to get through long crazy days!

I will say that having a powerful blender that is designed for making smoothies is THE most important step of any recipe. I’ve made smoothies with our run-of-the-mill blender and the results don’t come close a specialized blender.

While the fruit and protein sorbet base is a great choice for summer, we may switch out to oatmeal come wintertime!

Ingredients & Tools:

Grapefruit Vitality Essential Oil

Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) Vitality™ is known for its invigorating citrus scent and delicious, tart taste. Add Grapefruit Vitality oil to water to give your drinks a little zing, or add a hint of citrus by incorporating it into culinary recipes.

Pure Protein Complete - Vanilla Spice

Pure Protein Complete is a comprehensive protein supplement that combines a proprietary 5-Protein Blend, amino acids, and ancient peat and apple extract to deliver 25 grams of protein per serving.

NutriBullet Pro 900 Hi-Speed Blender

The 900-watt NutriBullet Pro 900 features unique extraction blades and exclusive cyclonic action to break down, pulverize, and emulsify whole fruits and vegetables better than any standard blender or juicer, creating silky-smooth nutrient-extracted beverages that nourish your system from the inside out.