8/09/2016

Acai






Breakfast is by far my most favorite meal of the day. There's just something about breakfast that I look forward to every night before I go to bed - maybe because all of my favorite foods are easiest to eat at breakfast or that boost of energy that I get to start my day. While sometimes I eat pancakes or waffles, I prefer to have a breakfast packed with fruits and veggies and nutrients to give me a healthy start to my day. 

Enter the acai bowl. I've been a huge fan of smoothies for many years, but putting it into a bowl?  With toppings? Genius. It's super easy to make, super filling with the fiber loaded chia seeds and the kale. The frozen berries add tons of antioxidants and when combined with a banana, its like sorbet. Acai berries from the amazon are known to be one of the best superfoods - you can read all about them here. I've heard buzz all around the health community online how you are supposed to incorporate greens into every one of your meals. In the morning, for me, my taste buds are not quite yet awake for their texture and their tart taste. However, masked in the sweetness of the berries, you can reap all of their delicious benefits without their taste first thing in the morning. 

For the smoothie, I love the frozen Sambazon acai and frozen berries for the sorbet texture. I always add a banana (I usually eat them overripe, but this one is underripe for the picture) to make a creamier texture. Spinach and kale add a great amount of plant protein and veggie power with tons of vitamins and minerals and fiber to keep you full. 

For the toppings I like to keep it simple. For the bowl I made I just stuck to a banana, some granola for crunch and some chia seeds for more protein and fiber. If I was feeling wild I would go for some 100% cacao chips or some shredded coconut

And there you have it, a superfood smoothie bowl packed with nutrients to give you a beautiful, energetic start to the day. 

I'm always on the hunt for smoothies and other breakfast recipes (overnight oats, in particular), if you have anything that I should know about definitely let me know I would love to try!!
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