Homemade Açaí Bowls
I love waking up to an Açaí bowl! This morning I took a 10:30 CorePower Yoga Sculpt class (in my new Lululemon workout gear!) with one of my good friends, Marissa. If I'm going to a workout class where I know I'll need a ton of energy, I always make sure to eat about two hours before.
Once I was awake, I headed downstairs to make a pot of coffee and started on my bowl! The ingredients list is below! Today I used an Açaí puree packet from Trader Joes. I also really like the Sambazon packs, and find that they're sweeter than these TJ ones. In my blender, I added half of a banana, this puree pack, a hand-full of mixes frozen berries from Costco, and almond milk. My blender isn't the strongest, so I always have to add in almond milk as it blends to make sure everything gets broken down. And that's it! So easy! I pour the base into a bowl and head to the fun part - toppings!
Today I added granola, the other half of the banana, chia seeds, bee pollen and goji berries. I am obsessed with Purely Elizabeth granola. It's so sweet and crunchy but made from all natural ingredients, so takes the guilt out of eating it straight out of the bag! Bee pollen also adds a nice sweetness to the bowl, especially since the Trader Joes packets are lacking a bit in that area.
Since it's winter time, hot coffee helps warm me up after eating my bowl, and once both are enjoyed (along with water of course!) I feel energized and ready for yoga!
Let me know your favorite Açaí bowl toppings in the comments!
For Bowl |
- 1/2 Banana
- 1 Açaí puree packet
- Frozen mixed berries
- Almond milk
For Toppings |
Your toppings can truly be anything you enjoy! Today, I used:
- 1/2 Banana
- Chia seeds
- Bee pollen
- Goji berries
- Purely Elizabeth Cranberry Pecan Ancient Grain Granola
My other favorite granola is their Blueberry Hemp Ancient Grain Granola, but I pick out the blueberries since they get frozen in the Açaí bowl and become way too hard. If I'm ever using the granola on its own or without something frozen, I keep them in.