Breakfast Bowls filled with Superfoods. Start your day off right by enjoying this quick breakfast that tastes like dessert. So good!
It’s Friday – Hooray! I realize that the Super Bowl is right around the corner and you might have anything but healthy breakfasts on your mind right now. Just bear with me. I feel the same way and cannot wait to dig in and eat all the chips and dip I can get my hands on come Sunday night. But first things first. As long as healthy translates to dessert, I can talk about it all day long no matter what.
Plus, this is what I’m loooving right now. And I’ve got to tell you all about it. As per usual :).
And I secretly cannot stop saying acai and am taking every opportunity I possibly can to repeat it over and over again. I think Adam is quite happy that this post is going up today, so that I can finally stop talking about it… whenever I get super excited to share something with all of you, but have to wait a couple of days to do so, I kinda obsess over it. I doubt that’ll change after today, but getting it off my food brain feels real good.
So let’s dig in!
Acai berries are filled with antioxidants, omegas and polyphenols, which is definitely one of the reasons why I’ve been more than happy to treat myself to this goodness in the morning. But the unsweetened puree of acai totally won me over with its taste. Even though there’s no sugar involved, it naturally taste sweet and is more than pleasant when combined with other fruit and some simple ingredients to make a breakfast bowl.
I’ve been all over this alternative to oatmeal or yogurt in the morning lately.
The acai puree I used here comes in so-called packs that you can find in the freezer section of your grocery store. I found mine at a local health food store, but some “regular” grocery stores may stock it, depending on where you live. It is frozen solid and does not need to be defrosted for you to use it. Right before you’re ready to make your breakfast, you quickly run a pack underneath some water and break it into chunks. You want it to stay as solid as possible before adding to the blender. The frozen consistency is similar to indulging in frozen yogurt, so you don’t want to prepare this ahead of time or it might melt and turn out to be too watery. I’m speaking from experience, guys!
I obviously like mine topped with plenty of additional fresh fruit, almonds, granola and every once in a while with a drizzle of creamy peanut butter. Something about this colorful array makes me so excited to get up and out of bed in the morning.
I seriously feel like I’m eating dessert, which definitely makes for the best way to kickoff any day.
Make it a great weekend, friends!
- 2 acai packs
- 1/4 cup almond milk (any milk will work)
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 small banana
- 2 teaspoons honey*
- fresh fruit, optional
- almonds, optional
- granola, optional
- peanut butter, optional
- 1. Run frozen acai packs under warm water for a couple of seconds. Break into chunks and add to your blender. Pour in milk. Add frozen strawberries and banana (broken into pieces). Puree until smooth.
- 2. Pour into two small bowls and top with fresh fruit, almonds, granola or peanut butter. Enjoy!
- Acai Breakfast Bowls are best when enjoyed immediately.
- If you don't want to add fresh fruit or granola, add 2 teaspoons honey to the blender to give it additional sweetness.
Hi Kathi! love these acai brekfast bowls!! I used to drink acai juices all the time!!! forgot about acai packs!!! brilliant!!