Saturday, July 16, 2011

Acai Bowl

I’m full.

I woke up this morning and did a plyometrics class (P90X moves - think aerobics class on steroids). Apparently wanting to torture myself, I decided to stay and do an hour and a half long yoga class directly after plyo. Did I mention I hadn't had anything to eat yet?

Not good. In warrior one, instead of focusing on my third eye, I was thinking about food. What will I have for breakfast? What time is it? 45 more minutes?? What? Warrior 2? Back off – I'm tired!

And on and on it went. Quite the noisy little brain I can have when I'm hungry!

And then class ended.


My boyfriend wanted to make us omelets, and I thought an acai bowl would be a perfect compliment!

If you've never had one of these before, prepare to be introduced to your new favorite breakfast food. My personal favorite is the one at Novel Cafe in Santa Monica, but today I discovered how to make one in the comfort of my own home! Yay! Everybody wins!

So go out and buy some acai (in the frozen food section of your local grocery store). These guys are said to be super foods – packed full of antioxidants and oh so good!

Decide on your favorite juice. You will need a few splashes of this. I chose cranberry. I would have also used apple, mango, pineapple, or grape if I had them on hand. I wouldn't recommend using orange juice – the flavors might turn a bit bitter.

Make sure you have some bananas.

And strawberries.

And your favorite granola.

And a sweetener – honey or agave. I used agave.

Grab your blender. Throw in a banana, a splash or 2 of juice, 2 frozen acai bars, and a teaspoon or so of the sweetener, depending on how sweet you want it to be. Keep tasting as you go.

If you're having trouble getting the acai to blend, keep adding more juice or water, a tablespoon at a time (you can just eyeball this) until it blends. If you find the final product is too liquidy (remember – this is a bowl, not a smoothie, so you want it to be pretty thick), just throw in another banana to thicken it up.

Pour the acai mixture into your bowl. Add granola, strawberries, and bananas. Top with a bit more granola.

 Acai bowls and omelets - a beautiful Saturday breakfast!

Have a lovely weekend!


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