Acai Smoothie Bowl
Acai Smoothie Bowl – for some reason that’s a tongue twister for me.
It’s not even that hard to say – ah-sah-EE
Maybe it’s the fact that I’ve been running non-stop all week long and I need a break!
(Since I won’t be taking one anytime soon, I’ll just whip up another smoothie bowl (or two) to give me the energy I need to make it to the weekend!)
Our alarm sounds at 3:30am and as you might have guessed, that’s WAY to early to do any sort of cooking (or anything at all for that matter). When I was creating this Acai Smoothie Bowl, I wanted it to be fuss-free and simple. I also knew I wouldn’t have the brain power to create an Instagram worthy piece of art at that hour either!
This healthy breakfast idea is perfect for those who want a morning smoothie but don’t have the time to make one!
I actually found a chart online that was super helpful when it came to creating this amazing acai smoothie bowl. It said all that I needed was some sort of liquid (it could be juice, milk, or water), frozen berries, a frozen banana, yogurt, and ice. Oh, and the acai packet. I love that I can choose whatever I’m in the mood for!
I wasn’t about to water down all that healthy goodness, so I went with Welch’s 100% grape juice for my liquid (it’s non-GMO!), then of course the pureed acai berries, as well as organic raspberries, bananas, and yogurt. I also added in a scoop of collagen powder since it works so well in conjunction with vitamin C.
Speaking of vitamin C, did you know that Welch’s 100% Grape Juice is made with Concord grapes? Besides the vitamin C, these tiny purple berries also possess super antioxidants called polyphenols. Polyphenols not only give them their beautiful dark purple color, they also help support a healthy heart by promoting healthy circulation!
Here’s another “Did Ya Know?” – Each glass of Welch’s 100% Grape Juice is made by pressing whole Concord grapes – that means you get the benefits from the colorful skin, their tiny seed, and the flavor-packed pulp! As if all this polyphenol goodness wasn’t enough, Welch’s 100% Grape Juice also doesn’t have any added sugar, color, or flavor! (Go Welch’s!)
I already know that I should eat a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables in order to get the vitamins, minerals, and plant nutrients that I need BUUUUT sometimes (okay often times) I just don’t. So since I fall short of getting enough purple and blue fruits in my diet, I decided to top the acai smoothie bowl with plenty of plump blueberries.
I also added a handful of granola with almonds, raw coconut, chia and sunflower seeds, and a few raspberries. I’m one of those weird people that has texture issues with their food so everything I eat has to have a crunchy element – except cake and we aren’t talking about cake today.
Now that I think about it, this acai smoothie bowl could definitely pass as dessert!
I’m actually grateful for Welch’s who inspired me to dust off the ol’ blender and get it back onto the kitchen counter where it belongs. Now that my fridge is stocked with two big bottles of their 100% grape juice, I’ve got no excuse not to add more purple into my diet!
I’ve got one more surprise before you go. →
Acai Smoothie Bowl
- 1/4 cup Welch's 100% Grape Juice
- 2 large spoonfuls of vanilla yogurt
- 1 frozen acai berry packet
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 1 scoop collagen powder
- handful of ice
Granola, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, coconut, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, kiwi, dragon fruit, bee pollen, hemp hearts, cacao nibs, pumpkin seeds, nut butter, creamy honey, goji berries (or whatever else YOU like!)
- Add the Welch's 100% grape juice to the pitcher of a blender.
- Add the yogurt, frozen acai packet, banana, raspberries, ice, and collagen powder.
- Mix until smooth.
- Pour into a bowl and serve with your favorite toppings!
Keep things clean: Break up the acai packet with the heel of a chef's knife before cutting it open. It will help keep your fingers clean and also makes it easier on your blender!
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