Happy Sunday! Comin’ atcha from my comfy bed post-visit from my brother and his girlfriend. It was a fun weekend full of sunshine and laughs and good food. Ever since I went to Miami to visit my BFF’s a few weeks ago I’ve become obsessed with açaí bowls (clearly I’m late to the party on this one). Originally from Brazil, they’re really popular in Miami and other health-conscious trendy cities and they were SO. GOOD. I have been wishing I could recreate them at home but haven’t been able to find açaí berry puree in any of my local grocery stores. Whole Foods isn’t worth going to for one thing in my book, sorry. Raise your hand if you’re all about those Food Lion MVP points! So I decided to make do and recreate them using an antioxidant-packed blend of blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries. Practically the same, sort of, but it tasted exactly like what I remembered in Miami and I will definitely be making it again. It kept us full all morning and the best part is how good for you it is. Enjoy!
Homemade Façaí (fake açaí) Bowls
-1 large bag frozen mixed berries (mine was “antioxidant blend” from Giant)
-cut up fresh strawberries and bananas
-2-3 tbsp peanut butter
Blend berry mix (add water to achieve your preferred thickness. Should be a little thicker than a smoothie.) Add peanut butter and blend in.
Top with granola, and sliced fresh fruit.*
*Optional and recommended: also top with coconut flakes, cocoa nibs, honey, more peanut butter or literally anything else because it will still taste amazing.