Acai Chia Breakfast Bowl

Meet my new obsession – the acai (pronounced “ah-sigh-ee”) bowl.

As you probably know by now, I’m a HUGE advocate of the green smoothie! I especially praise them as the breakfast of champions for their unwavering ability to deliver a ton of nutritional punch into the first meal of the day.

AcaiChiaBowl2 They also keep your digestive system from having to do a ton of work first thing in the morning, essentially allowing the digestive track more time to rest. More rest means more efficiency, which translates to more of the gunk coming out of the backend.

Back to my new obsession.

The acai bowl recently caught my attention because it answers the conundrum we’re sometimes faced with when people on our cleanse tell us that they just don’t get down with drinking their breakfast. The acai bowl is the perfect solution because it’s chock full of all the stuff like a green smoothie but can be enjoyed in a more traditional meal sense with utensils and all.

In case you haven’t heard of acai yet here’s the skinny – Acai is a berry that comes from the Amazon rainforest of Brazil and is considered a superfood known for antioxidants, omega fatty acids, protein, fiber and amino acids. 

All this from one little berry! Can I get an Amen?

Besides the fact that the flavor in this recipe is to-live-for, I’m over the moon for the endless acai bowl possibilities. Not to mention the other big bonus is that kids love these things. They’re sweet, fun to eat (translate messy!), and a great way to get superfoods into our kiddos’ bodies on a regular basis.

Check out the recipe and let me know what you think in the comment section below. What kind of acai bowl do you want to try next? You know I’m thinking a green one!

With love and acai berries,

Jules_Sig_pink

 

Acai Chia Breakfast Bowl

Yields 2 servings

Ingredients for Bowl

  • ¼ to ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 frozen packets of unsweetened acai berry (I use Amafruit)
  • 2 ripe and frozen bananas
  • 1 TB. chia seeds, soaked in water for at least 15 minutes

Ingredients for Toppings:

  • 1 banana, sliced
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • 1 mango, chopped

Directions:
Place ¼ cup of coconut milk in a high-speed blender with acai berry packets, bananas and chia seeds. Blend on high until creamy to make bowl base. Add more milk as needed to reach your desired consistency. Transfer to a bowl and top with banana, raspberries and mango or any of your favorite fruit medley.

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  • Nanette Pasion

    I was really excited to try this recipe but when I made it, I feel like it didn’t come out as thick as it should? Or as it looks in the picture? I’m thinking maybe I soaked the chia seeds in too much water… How much water does 1 Tbsp of chia seeds call for? Thanks!

    • Jules Peláez

      Oh no. Sorry to hear that Nanette. I use probably 1/8 – 1/4 cup of water to 1 TB. chia. But if it was too runny, you could add more chia for sure to thicken it up. Hope that helps!

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