Acai Bowl

Acai Bowl | All Purpose Flour Child

Smoothie bowls are everywhere right now.  They're a fun twist on a typical smoothie because you can add all kinds of toppings and make it more of a hearty and fueling breakfast.  My favorite type of smoothie bowl is an acai bowl, which is just a smoothie bowl with acai added.  Acai, if you're not familiar, is a berry from a tree native to South America.  It's considered a superfood as it's packed with all kinds of antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients.  You can usually find it in juice or frozen form at the grocery store but I like to use the frozen packs for this smoothie.  I like this brand.  Hope you love this bowl as much as I do!  

Acai Bowl 

1 pack frozen acai puree
3/4 c frozen blueberries
1 frozen banana, chopped
1/2 c almond milk (my recipe here)
dash of cayenne
1/2 t ground turmeric
1 cup kale, roughly chopped

1/4 c granola (my recipe here
1 t bee pollen
1 T chia seeds
3-4 chopped strawberries
few slices of fresh banana
1 T almond butter
sprinkle of cinnamon

Blend all ingredients (minus the toppings) until smooth.  It may take a little finessing with your blender as this mixture is supposed to be thick, so you can float the toppings on top.  Pour into a wide bowl and top with suggested toppings or come up with your own!  Nuts, flax seeds, raspberries, blackberries, and goji berries are all great additions too.  Also, I find that the frozen banana adds enough sweetness for me, but if you'd like it a little sweeter, you could always add a date or two or a drizzle of honey.

Also, if you don't have time for a leisurely breakfast in the morning like me (my morning starts at 4:30), you can skip the toppings and make this a little on the thinner side by adding a little more almond milk and take it in a glass to go. 

Acai Bowl | All Purpose Flour Child
Acai Bowl | All Purpose Flour Child
Acai Bowl | All Purpose Flour Child