This recipe was inspired by the Acai Bowl at Healeo on Capitol Hill. I love the Acai Bowl and wanted to recreate a version to enjoy at home for a much lower cost. This is great for breakfast and lunch, or even dinner when the husband, boyfriend, roommate, etc. is away and you want to fix something quick (like I did tonight). This recipe can be adapted to fix any dietary needs and is extremely simple to throw together.
1 unfrozen banana
1 C frozen strawberries
1/2 C frozen blueberries
1/4 – 1/3 C almond milk
1/2 – 1 C granola, Kashi Go Lean Crunch, or Whole Foods version of the Kashi Go Lean cereals (pictured above)
1/2 C mixed berries (blackberries and strawberries pictured ab0ve)
Optional: big scoop of almond butter on top (makes it extra delicious!)
Mix banana, frozen berries, and almond milk in a blender until smooth; add almond milk until desired thickness. Top with granola or Kashi, berries, and almond butter and enjoy! Simple as that! And you could make any smoothie recipe you prefer. I like this one because it resembles the Acai Bowl the most, but I think any smoothie would be delicious underneath. You can mix it up as well as use a frozen banana and fresh berries if that is what you have on hand. And this can be adapted by using gluten-free cereal or other desired topping. Chai or Hemp seeds would be pretty tasty on top as well. Also, I only use about 1.5 C of the smoothie.
Have a good night!