Superfood Acai Bowl

Superfood Acai Bowl

My hunt for the best acai bowl around town has been on par with my search for nailing down my ideal locale for a breakfast sandwich. I have firmly decided upon GTA for the latter. As for theĀ acai quest, I gingerly accepted Novel Cafe as my best option but couldn’t help but cringe each time I forked up nearly $15 a bowl. Alas, it was time for a homemade option!

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Shopping for fresh produce is my favorite part of preparing a new recipe. I headed over to the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market to sort through their vast array of fresh, seasonal berries. I left with a basket of strawberries and blueberries.

 

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The real twist to this recipe was the addition of shredded coconut as a topping. It introduced a slightly sweet and nutty flavor, along with a crispier texture to a traditional acai bowl recipe.

 

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In under ten minutes, I was able to whip up this nutrient-packed bowl for breakfast! Acai is one of the most potent superfoods, loaded with antioxidants, fiber, and heart-healthy fats.

 

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Prep Time: 10 mins

Serves: 1-2

Ingredients

1/2 cup blueberries, frozen

1 cup strawberries, frozen

1 large banana, frozen

1/2 cup coconut water

1 packet frozen Acai puree (available at Whole Foods)

3/4 cup granola

Fresh sliced strawberries and banana to top

Shredded coconut to top

Preparation

Blend the frozen berries, banana, coconut water, and Acai puree in a blender until smooth. Top with the granola and fresh-sliced strawberries and banana. Finish with a generous sprinkle of shredded coconut.

1 Comment

  1. I agree!! Acai bowls can be a little damaging to my wallet, this is such a cheaper option. I’m so glad you posted this, I need to get these acai packs!

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