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I was talking to my colleague about Acai Bowls and I somehow agreed to making them for breakfast for him and my lunch club girls. I had the Acai smoothie packets and I figured that I could wing making the rest myself. The brand of frozen acai smoothie that I have is unsweetened and has a kind of an earthy taste so if you like it sweet I would recommend adding a tablespoon of agave syrup or honey. The blender we have at work is pretty rubbish so I ended up mashing the berries with the smoothie mix. I added some almond milk, probably a little bit too much as it was a bit runny once it had melted so I have adjusted the recipe to cater for this. The bowls went down a treat. I may be called for duty again.
3 acai smoothie packs
4 tablespoons of chia seeds
120g granola clusters
1/2 pineapple, chopped
3 kiwi, chopped
1/2 punnet of fresh raspberries, chopped
1/2 punnet of fresh strawberries, chopped
200g frozen mixed berries
3 tablespoons of almond milk
Agave syrup or honey to sweeten if needed
1.Break up the acia smoothie mix into piece and add to a blender. Blitz the smoothie mix, the frozen berries and the almond milk together until you get a smooth mixture that isn’t too runny.
2. Distribute the mix among four bowls. Layer the fruit in each of the bowls.
3. Sprinkle the chia seeds and the granola clusters over the fruit.
4. Drizzle some syrup or honey over the mix, serve and enjoy.
I’ve been itching to try an Acai Bowl but I usually take my breakfast to work with me. Is this something I could make in advance and eat later? Or is it an eat now breakfast?
Yeah, they’re a great start to the day. I’m not sure it would travel well but you could potentially put the acai smoothie mixture in a thermos flask and bring the chopped up fruit in a lunchbox and assemble it altogether when you get to work? Worth a shot.