Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Açaí Bowls= HEAVEN

This is easily one of the best breakfasts of all time. It is so refreshing and energizing. And it really is unbelievably delicious! It is a fruit smoothie poured over granola, topped with fresh fruit and coconut. The truth is, you don't need to have açaí. If I don't have açaí, I just use other fruits to make the smoothie, anything will do. I could eat this everyday- breakfast, lunch and dinner!
P.S. Yes, that bazaar looking mess in the center of the bowl is my most favorite fruit on the planet, passion fruit! Love!!!!

Also, I just had to add a few new pictures of my newest little munchkin LOVING these açaí bowls!! Obsessed with him!


Anything goes really. Any combination of frozen fruits, juice and ice. My personal favorites are berries, peaches and always a frozen banana. And I love it with orange juice, but apple juice is good too.

I have my favorite granola recipe below, or you can just use store-bought. Either way it is a perfectly beautiful treat! Enjoy!


1/2 cup butter

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup flour

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp almond extract

1 tsp cinnamon

2 cups Rice Krispie cereal

2 cups oats

1 cup shredded coconut

1 cup Craisins

1/2 cup chopped nuts


Heat oven to 325 degrees.

Melt butter in a large pot over low heat. When the butter is melted whisk in sugar, honey, flour, vanilla, almond extract & cinnamon. Remove from heat and add the remaining ingredients, (except the coconut, nuts and craisins). Mix well.

Transfer the mixture onto a baking pan with wax paper on it. Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown. Allow the granola to cool for 1 hour in the pan.

*I add the coconut, nuts and dried fruit the last 5 minutes of baking so they don’t get too brown.

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