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.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 breakfast bowl
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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

  1. Break the frozen acai up a little by slapping the sealed packets on the countertop or hitting them with a meal 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.
  2. 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!