Açaí berries are superfoods that are native to the Amazon and grow in parts of Central and South America. Açaí bowls are traditionally served in Brazil blended with a liquid base and topped with banana and granola. You can use anything from almond milk or apple juice as the liquid base.
I personally love nutmilk, so that’s what I used for today’s breakfast. If you’re lucky enough to live where you can get your hands on fresh berries, do it! But if you (like me) live in New York City, it’s probably easier to get yours in the frozen foods section.
Fresh açai juice is also a great way to add extra nutrients into your diet, but be careful. Many companies will dilute the juices and pack them with tons of sugar and very little pure açai. When reading the labels, the first ingredient should be always be açai.
Superfood Breakfast Bowl
Ingredients (always choose organic if possible)
- Açaí berries, fresh or frozen
- 4 ounces almond milk
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup of granola
- A sprinkle of hemp seeds
- Dried goji berries
Blend one cup of acai berries and one banana with around 4 ounces of almond milk (or your choice of liquid base) for around 30 seconds.
It should have a smoothie-like texture. Pour the mixture into a bowl and top with fresh banana and granola. I mixed my granola with hemps seeds and garnished my acai bowl with a few pieces of dried goji berries on top. (So simple and so delicious!)
Serve and enjoy.
By: Leanne Wei