Hello dear friends!
Hope you’ve all had an amazing weekend! My weekend included a lot of guilty pleasures, so I decided to kick off this week with a fresh and healthy start!
Açaí bowls are the perfect mix between a delicious breakfast smoothie and ice cream. It makes you full and satisfied for hours. Topped with crunchy granola and fresh fruits, this smoothie bowl is a treat for the eye (and mouth ofcourse).
First, let me tell you some facts about the açaí berry. The word açaí is pronounced ah-sah-EE. This purply-pink South-American berry is full of heart-healthy fats, anti-oxidants, minerals and fibers, and very low on sugar. It’s not always easy to find açaí in the supermarket, but most health food stores and several online stores sell this popular fruit frozen or as powder. I prefer to use açaí powder from RAW Organic Food.
For best results, make sure to use a high-powered blender, as you use frozen ingredients. Before I transfer the smoothie to a bowl, I put the empty bowl in the fridge for a few minutes. Due to this your acai bowl won’t melt right away and you can take the best picture! Let’s start!
What you’ll need for 1 serving:
- ½ frozen sliced banana
- ½ cup frozen raspberries
- 1 cup frozen mango (sliced)
- 2 tablespoons açaí powder
- 2 ice cubes
- ½ cup almond milk
- 2 tablespoons rolled oats
- optional: ¼ to ½ tablespoon honey, to sweeten it
- Dried banana chips
- Fresh mango
- Fresh raspberries or blueberries
- Mint leaves
- Unsweetened coconut flakes
- Chia seed
Let’s get blending:
Put the frozen banana, raspberries, mango, acai powder, almond milk (and honey) in the blender. Blend until it has a consistency of a thick and creamy smoothie, adding extra milk if needed.
Transfer the mixture to a cereal bowl and go nuts on the toppings.
Last but not least, take a photo of this pretty breakfast bowl! Don’t forget to share some pictures and tag me! 🙂
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