He stepped on a screw driver, and part of it stuck in his foot. One surgery later, and he is now on crutches healing beautifully. So with him out of commission for a few days life got kind of hectic around here. Now this really has no bearing to why I haven't blogged in forever, but I guess I thought you might take mercy on me, or at least feel sorry for my husband! Anyway once you try this recipe I am about to give you, I know all will be forgiven when it comes to my lack of blogging :)
I am sometimes a creature of habit. I am especially like this with food. To eat the same thing everyday for months at a time is not unusual for me. Call me weird if you want! I don't care because what I am about to share with you is so worthy of eating everyday! Ever since I tried the Acai Bowl, I just can't stop craving it, and therefore am compelled to eat it almost daily. I first had one at Whole Foods last year. They were serving them for breakfast. I loved it, and decided to buy the ingredients and start making them myself. My recipe morphed a bit from the original bowl. I added spinach to mine.
You can't even taste the spinach. You can put an entire cup or more of fresh spinach in this and not taste any of it. Now, I like spinach so I truly wouldn't mind it if I could taste it. My kids on the other hand would rather not touch the stuff. This is a great way to get your kiddos to eat their greens. This is also a really easy way to get your fruit intake for the day.
A year after my first taste of acai at Whole Foods, and I now notice it everywhere. I have even been to restaurants serving it in cocktails. Yum! Unfortunately, I have never found fresh acai in the store, but only these frozen pouches of pure organic acai. Which is fine, they are easy to use. I get mine at Whole Foods. I am addicted!
1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup fresh organic strawberries
1/4 cup fresh organic blueberries
1 cup spinach
1 acai frozen pouch
1/2 frozen banana
1/4 hemp granola
Blend the almond milk, spinach, acai and banana. Layer strawberries and blueberries in bowl. Top with blended ingredients. (It almost tastes like banana ice cream!) Top with granola.
Have you tried acai? If so tell me how you eat it...