Acai Bowl {Power Breakfast}

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What is Acai {Ah-sigh-ee}?  Acai is a very special small purple superfruit from the Amazon.  It promotes a healthy heart and healthy weight.  

This purple berry is packed full of antioxidants, omega-3s and amino acids.  These little guys outrank nearly any other superfruit on the planet; including pomegranates, blueberries and goji berries.

A well-known local spot here in Santa Barbara known as The Backyard Bowls specializes in these unique superfruit bowls.  My family is slightly addicted, to say the least.  

Even with cold stormy weather upon us, nourishing your body with an antioxidant packed bowl will add an energy boost to your day.  I make these right before my workouts or mommy walks! 

(Goji Berries)

*Kid tested* recipe?  You betcha! I find it's hard to get my girls to eat antioxidant rich foods.  Lo (1.5 years) hates fruit--odd I know!  When I make one of these omega-3 rich bowls, Lo and Ky gladly eat it right up! 

Acai packs and dried goji berries can be found at any of your local health food stores or via the net.  

Acai Bowl
Recipe by Epicurean Mom
Serves: 2-3

1 acai pouch (3.53 oz) , frozen and crushed 
1 banana, plus 1/2 cup sliced bananas for garnish
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup apple juice
1/3 cup blueberries
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/3 cup granola, I used flaxseed granola
1/4 cup goji berries
*Or any other berries that you desire*

Combine acai, banana, strawberries and apple juice.  Blend until smooth.  Spoon into serving bowl garnish with bananas, blueberries, coconut, granola and goji berries; repeat with remaining bowls.


  1. Love the color, and what a delicious breakfast! I have friends in Santa Barbara that *love* Backyard Bowls - nice to have a version to try too!

  2. Delicious, nutritious and colorful breakfast -- perfect when berries in Florida are the freshest this time in season :)

    Your photos are so drool-worthy :D

  3. What an absolutely gorgeous breakfast, so tasty too!! You never cease to amaze me! :)

  4. This looks fabulous! Your daughter is too cute. My twins are a year and a half too so this is something we would all enjoy here as well! :)

  5. I love this! I should have these ingredients around for quick easy breakfasts. I love the colors! Your daughters are adorable!

  6. Perfect! I think this would be great :) So healthy hehe

  7. This sure is delicious and the colors are perfect to start your morning!

  8. I love acai . And in combination with other berries and fruit it is an amazing super dish for children and adults! Well done!

  9. A great breakfast! So healthy and delicious. Your daughter is a real sweetie.



  10. This looks so delicious and your girls are so precious!

  11. That is my kind of breakfast, and I will probably look just like your daughter while eating this :) Such a cutie!

  12. This just looks so fresh and inviting. I love the pic of your daughter eating it. Makes me wish my kids were still little. I love this recipe. I have to admit I have never had acai but I think I need to try it out. So does one order them online or can you get them anywhere? Keep in mind I am Canada and the rest of the world seems to hate shipping things to us. Lol! Oh and I love the bowl. Snazzy!

  13. Oh yum! This is the perfect breakfast! Full of vitamins and flavors. Great recipe :)

  14. Oh yum!!! This looks fantastic! I would love this for breakfast. And your daughter is such a cute!!! You can tell she's really enjoy it.

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  16. That looks so good can't wait to make it ❤

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  18. Looks awesome! And LOVE your daughter's purple smiles :)

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