What better way to start the day than with a breakfast packed with healthy and energetic properties? One that is also easy to make and absolutely delicious to eat, that you'll actually wait for the alarm to go off in the morning. Well, you can find all of that and more in an açaí breakfast bowl. Depending on what's available in your closet, fridge, or fruit bowl, you can whip up this breakfast bowl to your liking by filling it with all your favorite foods. What a fabulous breakfast!
Açaí is a berry from the Amazon rainforest of Brazil. They are low in sugar and a great source of antioxidants and minerals, and when mixed with fruits, seeds, and nuts, they will taste even better.
Organic Freeze Dried Açaí Berry Powder is a handy store bought pantry ingredient as it can be added to many drinks, breakfasts, and even ice cream. A super healthy and delicious breakfast bowl is made here when mixed with nut milk, nut butter, and loads of fresh fruit. The powder can be purchased at health food stores and online, but it has a relatively short shelf life, so only buy what you need.
2 cups strawberries (frozen) 1/2 cup blueberries (frozen) 1/2 cup mango slices 2 ripe bananas (cut and frozen) 4 tablespoons freeze-dried organic açaí powder 2 tablespoons organic nut butter 1 cup almond milk sugar free Ingredients - your choice (suggestions in the list below)
Steps to do it
Gather your ingredients and wash and dry your fruits the night before. Remove the leaves from the strawberries and the stems from the blueberries. Cut the banana. Place all the fruit pieces in a Ziploc bag and freeze for the next morning. You can also buy ready-made frozen fruits, which are always handy to keep in the freezer, just in case.When you're ready for breakfast or a power-packed snack, blend the fruits with an immersion blender or food processor, with the açaí powder, almond milk, and nut butter to create a thick, yogurt-like consistency. Do not over-process or the mixture may become viscous. If the puree is too thick, add a little more nut milk. Too thin, again with another banana or more frozen fruit. Divide the açaí mixture into two bowls, wide enough to hold the toppings, then stack on top of your chosen healthy topping; The choice is up to you.
Suggested toppings for the Açaí bowl:
Goji Berries Chia Seeds Hemp Seeds Chopped Nut MixGranolaBee MuselipolenHoneyRaw Cocoa SeedsDried Coconut FlakesFresh Sliced FruitFresh HerbsKale Spinach
These breakfast bowls can be made using frozen acai berry pulp, but this can be expensive. Use it alone or mix it with your chosen fruit. Just be sure to use just one banana or the puree will be too thick. Swap the nut milk with other seasonings; Coconut water is a refreshing change, or use one of your favorite juices. Use regular milk if you want a non-vegan bowl.
By Elaine Lemm
Original recipe (in English)