I always feel my best when I start the day with fruits, and açaí bowls are an easy way to add more fruit to your diet. I usually make a batch on Sundays when I meal prep and divide it into four freezer safe bowls to eat during the week. I'm always rushed in the mornings, so all you have to do is take it out of the freezer to thaw for about 30 minutes ahead of time, add some toppings, and breakfast is ready! I am all about quick meals! You can switch it up by using a variety of ingredients as toppings, swapping out blueberries for other fruits, or using different liquids.
I use Sambazon brand açaí, it comes in frozen blended packets either unsweetened or "original" which contains cane sugar. You can find it in most grocery stores (I usually get it at Target!) next to the frozen fruit, but I have also heard of people using powdered açaí and a larger amount of other fruits. Comment below if you use powdered açaí and how you like it! I'm curious :)
Before blending you'll want to thaw any frozen ingredients to ease the process. If I'm short on time I like to run hot water over the açaí packets till I can easily break the fruit into chunks and some liquid can be seen. It also helps to add the liquid ingredients to the blender first before the more solid ingredients, but if you are still having trouble try adding more liquid in small increments.
My favorite is light coconut milk (the kind you get in a can), it makes it more creamy than other liquids and adds healthy fats (fats make you feel satiated and full and are essential to a balanced diet!). I usually buy full fat coconut milk and dilute with water or coconut water to make a lighter version when needed.
You could also use any variety of milk, juice, or coconut water.
Toppings My go-to is chia seeds, granola, almond butter, and sliced strawberries.
You could also use mango or any other fruits, coconut flakes, flax seed, or different types of granola.
Keep reading for some suggested combinations after the recipe!
Açaí Breakfast Bowl
Blend ingredients together and serve immediately or freeze for later.
Time to prepare: 5 min
Time to cook: 5 min
Number of servings: 4
Ingredients 4 packets açaí (100g each)
1 medium banana
1 cup blueberries
1/2 cup coconut milk (light)
Add ingredients to a blender, starting with coconut milk (or other milk of choice) and thawed açaí packets. Add banana and blueberries, then blend till smooth. Pour into freezer safe containers and freeze for later or enjoy immediately. Optional to top with additional ingredients.
Serving Size: 4 one cup servings
If you are serving immediately, it's preferable to use frozen ingredients that have been thawed slightly to make blending easier.
Use mango and pineapple instead of blueberries, orange juice or coconut milk for liquid
Top with coconut flakes, granola, and mango
Try it out! Comment below with how your bowl turned out.