Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Acaì Smoothie Bowl ((recipe))

Who doesn't love a good smoothie? Well, recently on our trip to Scottsdale, we stumbled upon a little gem called the Original Chop Shop (amazing place, by the way). We returned a couple of times to get a pitaya and acaì bowls. When we came back, I quickly headed to Whole Foods to gather ingredients to make my own. I'll show you the way. 

You can buy pouches of the acaì in the frozen section at Whole Foods. I recently found a dragon fruit one, too. Rumor has it Costco carries them, but I've never been able to find them there. 

1 pouch of acaì or pitaya/dragon fruit (the brand is sambazon)
1 banana
small handful of frozen fruit (berries or pineapple - i use the organic365 tropical blend from whole foods)
1/4 cup "simply apple" juice
shredded coconut 
agave nectar
granola (i prefer coconut chia granola by nature's path)
miscellaneous fruit for topping

1. Chop fruit for topping. 
2. Hold pouch under water for 20 seconds so that you can break it up into pieces. Put into blender with banana, frozen fruit and 1/4 cup of juice. Blend. 
3. Pour into bowl and top with coconut, granola, cut fruit (banana, strawberry, kiwi are my fave), and drizzle with agave. 
4. Enjoy!

The best part of these is, just like a smoothie, you can use what you have on hand and make it your own. They're so delicious and seem fancy ;) The more color, the better.