Shakeology Açai Bowls
I have been craving açai bowls BIG TIME lately. Fruits and sorbet-like textures in general just sound delicious at this stage in my pregnancy. I remember when I moved to San Diego about 5 years ago. My boyfriend at the time (now husband) asked if I had ever tried an açai bowl. "A what?" He immediately took me to the closest fruit stand and ordered two açai bowls for us to have for breakfast. SOLD!
I also remember not being in a very healthy place mentally with food when this happened. I avoided fruit because I thought it had "too much sugar" and granola was on my "bad foods" list so even though I loved the bowl, I never really had them after that. Now that I am recovered and at peace with food, I very much enjoy fruit and even sugar (moderately). I do however believe that although açai is a super fruit, the bowls are not always made with the healthiest ingredients (a lot of the local spots add a lot of sugar). Too much sugar makes me lethargic (duh!) and fruit already has all of the sweeteners it needs on it's own so you don't really need to add more.
Of course indulging in a açai bowl from time to time is 100% OK with me, however, since I have been craving them so much lately I decided to nail down a recipe we loved at home so that we could be eating them consistently (and saving some money!). I also wanted to make sure I incorporated shakeology into it since right now, it's acting as my prenatal during this and I aim to get my daily dose of superfoods every day.
Here's what I came up with. These turned out delicious (husband approved!) and they will definitely be part of our breakfast rotation moving forward.
(for the bowls, makes 2)
- 1 pack of unsweetned açai (I buy Sambazon)
- 2 scoops of vanilla Shakeology
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 cup of almond milk
(for the toppings)
- 1/4 cup of granola per bowl (I buy Udi's GF granola)
- 1 teaspoon of raw honey (to drizzle over the top)
- fresh fruit
- Blend the bowl ingredients in the blender until smooth (the açai is hard and takes a while to blend). Add toppings and enjoy!