Acai Bowls

Acai Bowls taste like ice cream, look like ice cream and are what breakfast dreams are made up! I'm on my way to a 2-day course with Bellies Inc. to learn more about core rehabilitation and pelvic floor health, so opted for an Acai Bowl from Bolt Fresh Bar for a healthy meal on the go!

Acai bowls aren't the easiest to make at home, but I've been experimenting with this recipe. I will let you know once it's perfected! I've discovered that Costco offers Acai Smoothie packs which makes it a little bit easier to make this incredible meal come together.

Here's the recipe I've been playing with that I found from cleaneatingmag.com. To add a little more protein to this, I've tried topping with hemp hearts or chopped almonds. Again, I have to figure this recipe out so I will keep you posted!

INGREDIENTS:

ACAI PURÉE

  • 1/2 small banana
  • 1 100-g (3.5-oz) pack frozen unsweetened acai berry pulp

  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries

  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

TOPPINGS

  • 1/4 cup blueberries

  • 1/2 kiwi, peeled and sliced or chopped

  • 1/2 small banana, sliced

  • 1/4 cup peeled and chopped pineapple or mango

  • 1/4 cup strawberries, sliced

  • 1/4 cup granola, optional

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Prepare acai purée: In a blender, add banana, acai pulp, strawberries, blueberries and a splash of milk. Blend on low until larger chunks are broken down, then gradually increase speed, adding a splash of milk at a time, and stopping to scrape down sides of blender if needed. When ingredients have mostly come together and all of milk has been added, blend on high for 15 to 20 seconds more.

  • Add toppings: Pour acai purée into a bowl and arrange toppings in stripes of their respective color to form a rainbow: from left to right, arrange blueberries, kiwi, banana, pineapple and strawberries. Sprinkle with granola!