Lately, I’ve been experimenting with different acai bowls and I think I nailed another great recipe. It’s a smoothly texturized, very chocolatey flavored smoothie and it can look amazing with different toppings.
I will call it…
The Chocolatey Acai Bowl (boom!!)
- 1 packet of frozen acai
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- cup of coconut milk – I used Alpro for this one – coconut is better because it already has a natural smoothness and sweetness
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- 1/2 scoop of protein powder – if chocolate-flavoured, even better 😛
If you like it sweeter…
- 1/2 tbsp maca powder – I used Lucy Bee
- 1 tsp of cinnamon – good for GI levels
- 1 tbsp (powdered) peanut butter (optional)
- quinoa puffs
- goji berries
- coconut flakes
- chocolate – I used Buck-n-berry from lovingearth
Instructions: Defrost slightly the acai packet under warm water, just enough to be able to cut the plastic off (if any). Blend everything together and pour into a bowl. Finally, add the toppings. And voila! Your very chocolatey, very smooth, very vegan, paleo and GI-friendly breakfast!
Let me know if you “dig it” 😀
I’ve been asked by a few people to provide a list of vegan products I use on a daily basis, so I will group them below based on my typical meals of the day when at home. I may forget some of them, but overall, this list should be pretty comprehensive.
Also, feel free to notify me in the comments section if there are any interesting products you are using.
Here we go…
- Coconut or almond milk. Brand: Rude Health or Alpro
- Organic ripe avocados
- Cocoa powder
- Toasted coconut flakes. Brand: Fresh & Wild.
- Maca powder. Brand: Lucy Bee
- Moringa. Brand: Aduna
- Pea protein powder. Brand: Nutristrength
- Milled flaxseed, cocoa & berries. Brand: Linwoods
- Organic spirulina powder. Brand: Naturya
- Chia seeds. Brand: Superfruit
- Coconut sugar. Brand: Sevenhill
- Acai frozen pads. Brand: Acai
- Frozen berries
- Goji berries. Brand: any
- Fruits and nuts trail mixes. Brand: any with no added sugar or salt.
- Zootelicious Bars. Brand: Zoot
- Squirrel Sisters bars
- Chocolates: Lovingearth (my favorites)
- Puffed Quinoa. Brand: Qnola.
- Any nuts and flakes mix.
- bananas, berries, pineapple, orange, etc (low GI in general)
- peanut butter powder. Brand: PB2
- peanut butter. Brand: whole earth
- coconut butter. Brand: Biona – coconut bliss
- ripe avocados
- hummus. Brand: The precious pod.
- Cherry tomatoes
- Bell peppers
- Baby leaf spinach
- Nutritional yeast with B12. Brand: Engevita.
- Sweet Gem lettuce
- Seed oil. Brand: The Groovy Food Company
- Apple cider vinegar. Brand: Bragg
- Gluten free pasta. Brand: SuperGrain Pasta, Napolina
- Baked sweet potatoes
- Baked any vegetable haha
- Cornmeal. Brand: Biona
- Quinoa. Brand: any.
- Cream soups made out of just veggies. No brand.
- Hemp Flour (for cakes). Brand: Braham and Murray
- Coconut Flour (for cakes and pancakes). Brand: Coconut Merchant
- Frozen bananas (for ice creams)
- Pro- and pre- biotics. Brand: Optibac, One week flat
- Liquid vitamin D3. Brand: Solgar
- Vitamin B12. Brand: Solgar
I have a few breakfast ideas I cycle through depending on the weather, my fridge contents and ..well, my mood. This morning, feeling like I need something that looks extra-healthy, I decided to go with a green smoothie bowl. Since it also ended up looking amazing, I thought I should share it on my blog.
But before I dive into it, have a look at the end result below: another delicious breakfast early morning in my very summery garden, while I can catch up with emails. Perfect start to my day!
Lean Green Smoothie Bowl
Execution time (is it only me that reads this term like an engineer?!): 10 mins
Serves: 1 person (or 2?), I have huge smoothie bowls
Execution (haha still an engineer):
Just blend everything together except for the toppings until it becomes a creamy texture. Pour into a bowl, add the toppings so they look nice and BOOM! Your’re done. Don’t be fooled by the green look, the coconut milk and maca powder make it super sweet and nice. Also, the toppings just add more texture and color.