Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if you are looking for an impressive breakfast in bed to serve to her then my friend, I have you covered! Açai bowls may have been around a while, but I only recently tried them for the first time and I am officially hooked.
Last week when it was too hot to turn on a stove here in Long Beach I was scrambling for no cook meals that were hearty enough to double as lunch and dinner that my whole family would love, so I decided to let them in on my açai bowl discovery. Todd was a bit skeptical because he isn’t a huge sweet smoothie fan and especially not in the place of dinner. I knew he would be a fan since açai naturally isn’t very sweet and the simple addition of apple juice is enough to take away the berries subtle bitterness. It was obvious when every bowl I served up came back empty that my family was sold on these hearty açai bowls and I know you will be too.
This Sunday forget turning on the stove or waiting in a long line for a prixe fix brunch menu at a local restaurant, fire up your blender instead and surprise your mom with a colorful, decadent açai bowl.
Mother’s Day Açai Bowls
Decadent Açai bowls are on almost every juice and smoothie shop menu these days, but you can easily make them at home with just a few ingredients!
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 10 mins
- Yield: 2 bowls 1x
- 2 cups homemade granola
- 2 açai smoothie packs
- 1 large frozen banana, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1/2 cup apple juice
- shredded coconut
- sliced banana
- Divide the granola into 2 bowls, set aside.
- In a high speed blender combine the açai , frozen banana, and apple juice. Blend until smooth. Divide the mixture between the two bowls and top with desired toppings. Serve immediately.