“Oi, tudo bem?” Happy Meatless Monday!
While traveling through Brazil I had to stop by Florianoplis to see its world famous beaches. The two most famous and known for their amazing surfing are Praia Mole and Praia da Joaquina. But it was not the surfing that sticks out in my mind. It was how in the morning before we hit the waves, at Praia da Joaquina, the surfers would gather in this little restaurant where Joao would mix up this bowl of what I called at the time, purple cereal. After being encouraged to try it, I became hooked. Acai became my new addiction. I have tried the Acai juice in the bottle, but the closest thing in the United States of America to the Acai that I had in Brazil is the frozen Acai in the frozen foods section of the grocery store. Here is how Joao would make the Acai Breakfast Bowl, I saw it with my own two eyes. He used different fruits in the bowl, depending on what he had around the kitchen, but the Acai was the star of the dish, so feel free to use the same creativity with your fruits.
Brazilian Acai Granola Breakfast Bowl Recipe | Vegetarian
Handful of blueberries
6 – 8 oz of apple juice (depends on how thick you like your puree, I use 6 oz)
4 teaspoons of honey (you can use 2 teaspoons of Agave to make it Vegan)
2 – 100g (3.5oz) frozen Acai packs (we use Amafruits brand)
Granola (to your liking)
Place the apple juice, 1 banana, both packs of Acai and 2 teaspoons of honey into the blender and puree.
Makes two bowls, so slice the bananas and spread between the two bowls. Drop in some blueberries and then pour the Acai mixture from the blender into the bowls. Top with granola and remaining honey and you are ready to enjoy this breakfast of champions. Depending on the season and your taste you can add some mangoes or pineapple to the bowl to really kick in some flavor.
You can also add some chia seeds or flaxseed powder to the blender if you feel like you need the extra boost. You can even experiment with making your own granola if you have time, it is really simple.
Eat Fresh. Eat Local. Get the freshest ingredients for your recipes at your local Farmers’ Market.