Smoothie bowls are a great way to change up your morning routine. By using a little more frozen fruit and a little less liquid, you get a texture that is closer to ice cream..and who doesn’t like ice cream for breakfast?! I was obsessed with acai bowls when we were in Brazil earlier this year, they were like, one of two foods I actually ate while I was there. In case you didn’t read that rant, see my Moqueca Fish Stew post from awhile back.
Sadly, the acai I have found in the states so far really doesn’t compare. There is a frozen version and a powder at Whole Foods. Don’t get me wrong, they’re not bad, just not the real deal. I mixed in some frozen blueberries to amp up the purple color and berry flavor. You can do this with literally any frozen fruit, any milk or nut milk, and any combination of toppings.
1/2 banana, frozen
1/2 cup blueberries, frozen
1 scoop freeze dried acai powder (alternatively, add 1/4 cup more blueberries or any other fruit of your choice)
1/4 cup coconut milk
1 scoop unflavored protein powder
Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth, adding more frozen fruit or liquid until a thick consistency is achieved. Pour into a bowl.
Top with shredded coconut, goji berries, hemp seeds, bee pollen or superfood add ins of your choice! The options are endless!