Jumpin' on that smoothie bowl bandwagon because, because. Whatever. 'Twas delish. Don't judge.
But really, this was a super quick and tasty breakfast that I can see myself looking forward to every day this summer! I'm still trying to figure out how to get the consistency of these frozen acai packets thick like a bowl should be, but the flavor is definitely on point. I found Sambazon single serve packets at New Seasons and thought "hey, that looks easy, sold!". But the recipe on the back calls for a 1/4 cup of almond milk (or whatever "dairy" you prefer) for bowls and more for smoothies, which just makes zero sense to me because even with a 1/4 cup the whole bowl was melty and thin like a juice. So the jury is still out on that one.
However! Today I added half of a banana to the blender with the acai and that seemed to help...a tiny bit. Either way, this is a naturally sweet, fruit filled meal I can definitely get behind. Bonus points for acai packing tons of healthy benefits like antioxidants, fiber, and heart-healthy fats - and the toppings I picked don't suck either!
What You Need:
1 frozen single serve packet of acai berry (Sambazon)
1 splash unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tbsp. chia seeds
1 tbsp. hemp seed hearts
1 small handful muesli or granola (Bob's Red Mill)
What You Do:
Run the frozen acai packet under water for a few seconds to break up in to chunks inside the package. Dust off your blender and throw in half the banana and your Sambazon acai packet with a splash of almond milk. Blend until smooth. Pour the fruity mixture into a small bowl and add your toppings! Slice the other half of the banana, plop in some blueberries and raspberries, and spoon the seeds over the top (or to the side if you want it to be pretty...) Finally, add your granola and enjoy! You may stir it all up or take advantage of different flavors in each bite. I realize muesli is meant to sit in yogurt overnight or something similar to soften the oats and such BUT I appreciate the dry crunch and little bits of raisins here so I don't mind eating it "raw". Use regular granola if that weirds you out! And if anyone has tips on getting this acai thicker - please, do tell!