This Bright Berry Acai Smoothie Bowl is made of fruit, acai berry puree, and Greek yogurt that is finished with a fun and colorful variety of toppings.
Lately, I have been a bit obsessed with smoothie bowls.
I love making them for breakfast as a replacement to my morning bowl of oatmeal since the weather is warming up a bit here in Florida and when I say warming up I mean by noon it is already in temperatures way over the 80s. It is beginning to feel more and more like summer with the exception of the cooler mornings still lingering in the air as a gentle reminder that it is still indeed spring.
Making a smoothie bowl is quite simple and all that you really need is a blender, some frozen fruit, and a small amount of liquid to make the smoothie thick, almost the consistency of a soft serve ice cream. Once you have made your smoothie in the blender, you will then add it to a bowl and top it with your favorite toppings. The possibility of toppings is endless and you can use anything from fresh fruit to nuts and seeds, to chocolate. This is where you can get very creative with your favorite flavor combinations.
Recently Carissa Bonham of Creative Green Living sent me a copy of the book Beautiful Smoothie Bowls. This book contains 80 different delicious smoothie bowl recipes so you will never get bored with so many different options to try. Some of the recipes are very simple with only a few ingredients while others incorporate ingredients such as avocado and kombucha. If you have ever been curious about trying a smoothie bowl, but are not quite sure about where to start then I would definitely recommend checking this book out.
In the meantime, I will share with you one of the recipes in the book that really caught my eye and I had to try it and that is the Bright Berry Acai Smoothie Bowl. This recipe contains simple ingredients and I love that it is topped with fresh berries, coconut, almonds, and chia seeds. This recipe made a large smoothie bowl that was very filling and substantial enough to hold me over until lunchtime.
Bright Berry Acai Smoothie BowlPrint Recipe
- *Smoothie Bowl
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 large banana, peeled
- 1 ½ cup frozen mixed berries
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 1 frozen packet acai berry puree, broken into pieces
- ½ cup fresh berries
- 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 Tablespoons coconut
- 2 Tablespoons sliced almonds
- sprig of mint
Combine all smoothie bowl ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth with no chunks remaining.
Pour into a bowl and add the toppings.
*Acai berry puree can be found in the freezer area, typically with the frozen fruit and frozen juices. If you cannot find frozen acai berry puree, try to look for dried acai powder. To use powder instead of puree, use 1 teaspoon of the powder plus an additional ½ cup of frozen berries.