I have often thought about making an Acai Bowl at home, but always decide not to because acai comes prepuréed and frozen in individual plastic packs. (bummer) BUT... this morning I decided that I was just going to make a super thick smoothie with the berries I have in my freezer* and eat it like my beloved Acai Bowl...
Eyes closed, smile... Best. Breakfast. Ever. No joke, it was so yummy that I could eat it every single day of my life. (this is not an exaggeration)
Berry Breakfast Bowl
2 TBSP- 1/4 c almonds
handful (about 1/4 c) frozen strawberries*
handful (about 1/4 c) frozen blueberries*
handful (about 1/4 c) frozen blackberries*
1/4 - 1/2 cup apple juice (use less and add as needed to blend)
Ice cubes (optional, add to thicken)
Put all ingredients into a high speed blender (such as Vitamix). Blend until completely combined. Pour (err.. scrape) into a wide bowl or deep plate. I ate mine topped with granola, sliced banana, hemp seeds, chia seeds and chocolate chips. One serving.
*Plastic-free frozen berries? Yes. I picked the blackberries last summer, bought the blueberries from the farmers market last summer. I froze both the blackberries and blueberries on sheet pans and store in glass jars in my freezer. And Tidal Creek Coop now carries bulk frozen strawberries, raspberries and blueberries