Wednesday, February 10, 2016

"No"-cai Bowls




I've been making smoothies for breakfast for years now and sometimes it can feel like a chore to chug down the entire thing. The other day, I had a fabulous idea to turn my smoothie into an acai bowl and it transformed my entire dining experience. The combination of a bright, flavorful smoothie with crunchy granola and chewy coconut flakes was superb! There's one confession I have to make though. There's no acai in this dish at all. So, I present to you the "No"-cai bowl...

"No"-cai Bowls
Time: about 10 minutes
Yield: 2 servings

INGREDIENTS:

{for the smoothie}

2 small oranges (or 1 large), peeled and quartered
1 fresh banana, chopped
1 frozen banana, chopped
2 cups frozen berries, your choice (smaller berries blend better)
1/4 cup juice
2 large handfuls spinach
1/2 cup greek yogurt

{toppings}

1/2 banana, sliced
coconut flakes

DIRECTIONS:

Place all ingredients, in order, in a high-powered blender, such as a Blendtec or Vitamix. Blend until smooth, using the pulse button and a spatula to work through any rough patches. If necessary, add a little more juice to blend until smooth. The goal is to make the smoothie as thick as possible.

Once blended, pour smoothie into a bowl, then top with bananas, granola, and coconut flakes. 

1 comment:

Devon said...

This is a great idea. I like smoothies much better than acai.