Superfruit Acaí Bowls
Superfruit Acai Bowls are cool, refreshing and loaded with skin-glowing antioxidants! Enjoy one for breakfast or a snack on a warm summer day.
Happy first day of June!
I guess this means we’re officially halfway through 2015…crazy, right?
The older I get, the more I wish time would just slooooooow down. Especially this time of year. I want to savor every last minute of the long, beautiful sunny days!
Speaking of sunny days, we finally had a warm weekend after almost an entire month of cold and windy weather. It’s like spring and winter decided to switch places this year, although we still didn’t get as much rain as we should have. It was just cold, cloudy and windy, meh.
Anyways, the hot air put me in the mood for something cool and refreshing which is where these acaí bowls come in.
Have you ever had acaí? I’m sure many of you probably have since it’s been popular for a while now but, just in case there are a few of you who haven’t, I’m hoping this will inspire you to give it a try!
Similar to other dark berries, the rich purple color of acaí is attributed to it’s high antioxidant content which makes it a great healthy option for breakfast or a snack. My favorite way to eat it is blended with frozen mango, frozen banana, and a little bit of unsweetened almond milk. It’s creamy with a naturally sweet flavor that doesn’t need any added sugar.
The smoothie portion is tasty enough on it’s own but what really makes the bowls so enjoyable for me is the toppings: hemp seeds, raw coconut, berries, bananas, and a good crunchy granola!
I like using a really crunchy granola because it’s softens a bit as it soaks up the acaí. Mmm mmm, so good!
It really is the perfect treat to cool off with on a warm summer day.
2 (3.5 ounce) packets unsweetened acai
1 cup diced frozen mango (pineapple also works well)
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk*
toppings: hemp seeds, sliced banana, berries, coconut, granola
- Run the acai packets under warm water for 5 seconds then empty them into a blender or food processor. Add the diced mango and frozen banana along with almond milk and blend until smooth. If it's still too thick, add more milk one tablespoon at a time until well combined. The texture should be thick enough that it won't pour but you still should be able to scrape it out into the bowl.
- Serve with desired toppings (move quickly- it melts fast!) and enjoy!
*could also use any non-dairy milk or coconut water