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Eat This: Easy Acai Smoothie Bowl!

Feature, Healthy & Easy Recipes | May 25, 2015

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As promised – I am going to attempt to re-create for you the delectable and easy acai smoothie bowl I had in Bali!

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day – to find a new favourite food at my favourite meal makes me happy as a monkey with a banana! (I wanted to say a pig in S%!t, butttttt… that’s not appetizing…)

While smoothie bowls are ‘all the rage’ in Australia right now, I have yet to see them in Canada. They’ve infiltrated some health-conscious big American cities, like LA and New York, and I’m sure they’ll eventually make their way up here. They are generally composed of acai – but I see no reason to not get a little creative – use straight blueberries if running out for one ingredient is holding you back! You whip up an extra-thick smoothie (read: ice cream-esque), add some fresh-cut fruit, crunchy granola, and whatever else you may feel appropriate! Don’t let this tasty, super sweet breakfast fool you – it’s full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, fibre, and protein!

Why Acai Bowls are the bomb for breakfast:

  1. You can add extra ingredients to them to make them extra filling – my personal favourite – Crunchy Vanilla Coconut Granola!
  2. I prefer to eat my breakfast, rather than drink it. I like texture, I like making the perfect mouthful, and I like breakfast to be a sit-down and enjoy event. It allows me to be present in my meal – I find with smoothies, while they’re great when you’re in a rush, they’re too easy to throw down the hatch, and BAM! You forget about paying attention to enjoying your food. I really feel the ‘bowl’ concepts’ got it made – it will help you keep mindful – ergo – excellent for weight management! 
  3. Their pretty. Real pretty. I love beautiful food – it’s half the fun of eating!

This is the recipe I’ve come up with – let me know your thoughts, and share with me what YOU put on your smoothie bowl!

Easy Acai Smoothie Bowl Recipe | Andrea Hardy Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Andrea’s Easy Bali-Inspired Acai Smoothie Bowl

Eat This: Easy Acai Smoothie Bowl!
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Author: Andrea Hardy, RD
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Serves: 1 serving
  • For Smoothie
  • 1 packet Sabazon acai smoothie pack
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/3 cup milk (I used almond)
  • 1/3 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 banana - frozen (try to have the foresight to freeze a banana... otherwise you won't have that ice-cream texture)
  • For Toppings
  • 1/2 cup Crunchy Vanilla Coconut Granola
  • 1/2 banana, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh berries
  • Fresh mint or edible flowers, for garnish (if you're feeling extra fan-cay)
  1. In blender, combine all ingredients for smoothie. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour smoothie into a bowl.
  3. Top with your favourite ingredients - I've listed mine above.
  4. Enjoy all the texture-y goodness with a spoon!

Here is the link to the granola – Crunchy Vanilla Coconut Granola.

*Really, you could add ANYTHING you’d like. The beauty of smoothie bowls are you could make them different every day!

Easy Acai Smoothie Bowl Recipe | Andrea Hardy Registered Dietitian Nutritionist





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