I’ve been making smoothies as part of my personal “menu” for as long as I can remember. I love them and there is a lot you can do to change them up and prevent boredom. Lately though, I have been digging my smoothies’ cousin, the smoothie bowl! I tried an acai bowl in NYC several months ago and LOVED it. Everywhere I go I google places you can get them. Sadly those places are few and far between, and when you find them, a bowl usually consists of one cup and costs almost $10. So, in order to have these yummy bowls readily accessible and to save my bank account, I made my own! I’ve tested several ingredients and versions and finally landed on one that I really like, and I wanted to share it with you.
If you are wondering what exactly acai is and why it’s so popular right now, here’s why, according to globalhealingcenter.com …It’s one of the healthiest berries you can eat. To name just a few things, it is said to aid in weight loss, promote skin health, help digestion and boost your energy and immune system. I found it in a no-sugar added, frozen stick-form in my local grocery store.
Now, my style while cooking is to just kind of throw things together, and since it usually works well for me, I do encourage you to do the same when making your smoothie bowls. It will really help you find what you like! For the sake of making sure you get the same exact taste I did for this one, I did measure everything out, so you are in luck this time around. 😉
1.5 Cups Kefir, 1 Stick Frozen Acai, 1 Cup Frozen Strawberries, 2 Cups Spinach, 1/2 Avocado, 1 Tablespoon Honey, 2 Tablespoons Goji Berries, 1 Tablespoon Flaxseed, Strawberries, Raspberries, Coconut, Granola
1. In a blender, blend together the acai, spinach, Kefir, honey, flaxseed and goji berries. (I prefer a blender over a Nutri-Bullet for the smoothie bowls as it seems to help get the thicker consistency you want.)
2. Once the items from step 1 are completely blended, add the avocado and frozen strawberries and pulse the blender until you have a nice, thick consistency.
3. Pour your creation into a bowl and top with raspberries, coconut, strawberries and granola.
4. Enjoy and feel no guilt whatsoever. This a tasty and healthy meal!
I hope you enjoy this yumminess just as much as I do! If you have ideas for additional or different ingredients or fun new toppings, I would love to know what they are.
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