On The Menu: Acai Bowl

On The Menu: Acai Bowl | Sacramento Street

Breakfast is one of those things that’s really good for you but no one seems to have time for it. Or at least I don’t. For a while my breakfast was two cups of coffee and nothing else. I quickly learned that by 11 am I was so hungry that I would eat anything that was in sight. Hangry doesn’t even begin to describe it. Also, it is not the best tactic if you are ever trying to watch what you eat.

These days I am making more of an effort to remember breakfast, not in a brunching French toast sort of way, but in a healthy, lets start the day off right kind of way. Enter the acai bowl. If you haven’t heard about acai before (I only recently discovered it) it is a superfood berry that is filled with antioxidants and nutrients. The fruit is from South America and is extremely perishable, so it is usually sent to stores frozen or in powder form. For my acai breakfast bowl, I use the frozen packets that are found in the frozen food aisle of many supermarkets and grocery stores. I recently found it at Costco so I think it is safe to say that acai is pretty readily available.

Because it is frozen it is perfect for a breakfast bowl or smoothie. I like to blend acai with some frozen fruit, coconut milk, and honey, then top it with whatever fruit, granola and other toppings I can find. My favorite these days is granola, lots of fruit, a sprinkle of bee pollen (which is also really good for you) and my newest food obsession, Dang Coconut – if you haven’t had Dang yet, run, don’t walk to your nearest specialty food store, I am obsessed with it, it is so good.
Enjoy! ~ Amanda

On The Menu: Acai Bowl | Sacramento Street

Acai Breakfast Bowl

Ingredients| Sacramento Street

1 3.5 oz frozen acai packet, run under warm water until slightly thawed
1/2 cup frozen berries
½ cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon honey

Toppings such as:
Berries, bananas, kiwi, mango, granola, coconut flakes, honey, bee pollen, maple syrup

Directions | Sacramento Street

1.) In a blender combine frozen acai, berries, coconut milk and honey. Blend until smooth.

2.) Pour acai in a bowl and top with assorted toppings.

Serves 1

Recipe & Photos by Amanda Frederickson for Sacramento Street

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  2. megan

    yum! this looks delicious. i’ll have to try it soon! thanks for sharing.
    megan
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  3. Robin

    I’ve been looking for the frozen packets but haven’t found them yet, I’m definitely heading over to Costco tomorrow! Thanks for the tip! I’ve been looking for something healthy I can throw together quickly and eat once I get to work.

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  4. Bobbie Pinto

    I like ordering an acai bowl now & then but haven’t tried making it myself yet. It looks so easy too! I am also a big fan of delicious breakfast filled mornings!!!

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