The açai bowl is not only the favorite breakfast treat of fitness gurus and hipsters, it’s also extremely yummie and healthy. The açai berry (pronounced a-sah-ee) is one of the best known sources of antioxidants which fight the free radicals within the body. In combination with oats, fruit and seeds it’s the perfect start in your day providing you with a good load of protein, fiber, Omega-3 essential fatty acids, magnesium and other important nutrients to keep you fit and full.
The traditional açai bowl is made with frozen fruit or ice which can be a bit hardcore in the morning (especially for those with sensitive teeth). That’s why I’ve come up with an unfrozen variation (aka smoothie bowl).
Ingredients for 1 serving:
- 1/2 banana
- 1 peach (or any other fruit you like)
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 tbs chia seeds
- 1 tbs açai powder
- 1/3 cup milk
- Toppings: granola, popped quinoa, blueberries, flaxseeds, walnuts, anything you like
- Blend the banana, peach, oats, milk, chia seeds and açai powder together. The consistency should be like a mousse. Add some milk if it is too thick or some more oats if it’s too thin.
- Add your toppings and dig in!