Acai Breakfast Bowl

While acai bowls are relatively new in the United States, they've been a staple in Brazil since, well forever. Acai is a purple berrylike[ fruit of a palm tree native to Central and South America. It's packed with antioxidants (anthocyanins) and omega-3 fatty acids. We used unsweetened frozen puree, which has a pleasant flavor with slight olive oil notes. Add the traditional toppings and this bowl is loaded with fiber.]

Total Time:
5 min
Prep:
5 min

Yield:
1 breakfast bowl
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Two 4-ounce packets unsweetened frozen acai puree
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons granola
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes
Directions
  • Break the frozen acai up a little by slapping the sealed packets on the countertop or hitting them with a meat mallet. Blend the berries with 1/2 the banana, 1/4 cup of the blueberries and the honey in the blender, stopping to stir and break up the mixture as needed, until it's the consistency of a thick smoothie; transfer to a cereal bowl.

  • Slice the remaining 1/2 banana. Arrange the slices, the remaining 1/4 cup blueberries, granola, pomegranate seeds and coconut flakes in neat piles or rows on top of the acai. Then take a photo!

  • Per serving (1 bowl): Calories: 400; Fat: 10 g (Saturated: 4.5 g); Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 30 mg; Carbohydrate: 78 g; Fiber: 11 g; Protein: 5 g; Sugar: 44 g

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Frozen acai puree can be found online or in specialty food stores.


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