Start your day off right with this bright and healthy fruitastic breakfast bowl! The only thing in this bowl of awesomeness is fruit, fiber, and enough fuel to get you powered through your morning with ease.
Seriously, this is a really filling breakfast.
As I've said before, I'm not really much of a smoothie sort of person. I suppose that the idea of drinking my breakfast is something that escapes me. I'd much rather sit, chew, and enjoy. This breakfast bowl is basically a smoothie in a bowl; you've got your smoothie on the bottom and your tasty tidbits on top.
This is the sort of breakfast that is great as these warmer spring mornings begin to arrive. Especially as all those lovely spring berries begin to arrive. Mm... delicious. February is usually a great month for strawberries, well here in Texas anyway.
Everything in this dish has it's reason and purpose; from the vibrant fresh fruits, to the crunch of the granola and chia, to the somewhat sweet and savory of the almonds and coconut chips. I didn't really think that I would be a fan of the coconut chips, but I was handed a sample which I reluctantly tasted. They are amazing, and I'm one of the biggest coconut haters out there.
By the way, I found my coconut chips in along with the salad toppings at my local grocery store after running around like a crazy person for about 15 minutes looking for them. Sneaky, sneaky!
This is a pretty easy little breakfast to toss together if you have your juice frozen and your fruit all prepared and ready to go in the morning. Just toss it in the blender and then top it all off with your additions.
If you need to add a little more sweet (I didn't think it needed it at all), try a little drizzle of honey over the top. Yum!
Açaí Breakfast Bowl
Servings: 1 • Size: 1 Bowl • Calories: 387 • Fat: 10.7 g • Carb: 71.5 g • Fiber: 12.9 g • Protein: 10.4 g • Sugar: 31 g • Sodium: 76.8 mg
3 Oz. Frozen Açaí Juice
1 C. Fresh Mixed Berries, Divided
1/2 C. Frozen Mixed Berries
1/4 C. Fat Free Milk
1 Banana, Sliced & Divided
5 Whole Raw Almonds
1 Tbsp. Toasted Coconut Chips
1 Tbsp. Low Fat Granola
1 Tsp. Chia Seeds
To make this recipe cheaper, you can get a bottle of Açaí juice (I believe I used Sambazon brand.) and fill an ice cube tray with it; toss in the freezer until you're frozen juice cubes are ready.
I store my cubes in a freezer bag together for easy use afterwords.
There's a little more than 10 oz. of juice in a bottle, so I figured that about 5 of my juice cubes was close to 3 oz.
If you don't are about the price (the ones I saw were about $7 per package), you could substitute this step for a package of Açaí smoothie mix (I think Sambazon makes these too.)
Toss your frozen Açaí juice (or smoothie pack) into the bottom of a blender or food processor with 1/2 c. fresh mixed berries, 1/2 c. frozen mixed berries, the milk and half of the banana.
Blend to your liking.
Pour the mixture into a bowl and top with the remaining fresh berries, almonds, coconut chips, granola, and chia seeds.
Serve right away and enjoy!