Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Acai Spinach Berry Bowl

These are a few things I have been crushing on lately:

I buy these in bulk from Costco.
Love the added crunch!
The best sugar alternative.
So easy to sneak raw spinach into a lot of of recipes.

Smoothies have been all the rage lately; especially with the girls. Darling Hubby always makes them one every morning to have with breakfast and they always want a Blender after school. Although I don't mind treating the girls after school, I have discovered these smoothies were not satisfying the late afternoon desire to snack that potentially ruins dinner. Not to mention they are loaded with sugar from the non-fat frozen yogurt or sherbet. Hmmm. What's a mom to do?

Once fall and winter came, I forgot about how much I LOVE Acai bowls. But now that spring is here and the weather is warming up a bit I am discovering my Acai love again. And thanks to my friend, Marina of Yummy Mummy, I know I can save a lot of money and make these lovely bowls myself.


Super simple to make! Just throw in an acai pack to your blender (food processor would work too) and add whatever your heart desires. I made this one with a handful of spinach, half a banana, frozen pineapple, a tablespoon of chia seeds, and a splash of apple juice. Spinach will make the color less vibrant. So if you want to keep the rich purple color, you can add in frozen blackberries or blueberries. Then just give it a whirl. Depending on the power of your device, you may need to soften your frozen items a tad or add a little more liquid. But if you have a Vitamix, then you are set! Scoop into a bowl and finish with a sprinkling of muesli, sliced strawberries, and a little agave nectar.



The girls LOVE these bowls. Not only are they filling, but super healthy too. 
No more late afternoon snacking : )

2 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness.....Can I come over for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner ; )

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