we have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Coming from a girl who’s dad made her breakfast at 6am every school day of her life, i feel like i am slighting my kids to say this BUT.. i don’ like making breakfast. i am not an up and at em girl, so i like breakfast to be quick, healthy and to the point but i feel bad handing my kids a bar after all the TLC Papa Barry put into MY breakfasts. not only do acai bowls or smoothies take just minutes to make but i also love having them in the freezer so the kids will eat them for snacks and on the go to practices on Thursdays… Oh Thursdays! Help me on a Thursday!!
so I don’t have featured here fresh fruits or the liquid i use because that is the easy stuff. this is a picture of all the things you might not be sure about but that work for us.
I blend frozen blueberries and pineapple because they are my kid’s favorite with the smoothie starter pack and coconut water. I like them real thick for the bowls but you can make them down to a smoothie consistency.
Next, I label my disposable containers, pour in the acai blended mixture in about half way and freeze or serve immediately.
they need to thaw for a couple of minutes before digging in but not too long, they melt quickly once thawed. i try to get them out 15 minutes before the kids will want to eat them, like while they are getting ready or before i pick them up from school.
Before leaving we can top them with the seeds, flax, coconut, granola and fresh fruit but you don’t have to.
acai bowl/smoothie starter i get mine at Whole Foods but word has it that Costco carries the packets too.
granola- we were hooked on this from nature box for a while
hemp seed- i am obsessed this one is from whole foods, the kids do not love it but i do. it is super nutty, almost like a sunflower seed taste
flax seed- keep refrigerated this flax oil is another option
protein powder (not featured) originally i didn’t use protein powder until my sister in law, who knows a whole lot about a lot, recommended some brands to me that she uses for her sons. aria is the one we like best because the picky little taste buds that we have in our home can’t taste it.
coconut water OR if i am feeling like they can have some more sugar and a really tart kick i use fresh lemonade… i know, not the healthiest but sooo good.
I am sure there are a million vitamins and veggies and all sorts that you could add to the acai bowls. I would love to know what you do? leave me a message on my facebook page so we can chat about it!