I made this bowl a couple weeks ago but I forgot to tell you about it. If I’m going to be completely honest, I avoided telling you about it. I made this bowl for breakfast for me my sister and she specifically said that she didn’t want any almond butter in it, but I put a heaping tablespoon in. Whoops.
I wanted to make the smoothie bowl thicker because I was worried that the toppings would sink to the bottom. There’s nothing worse than starting to assemble a bowl and watching everything sink like quicksand. So, when I noticed that the smoothie was too thin, I added the almond butter and oats. They made the smoothie thicker so I could pile whatever I wanted on top.
Anyway. My sister ended up loving the bowl so clearly, what she doesn’t know doesn’t hurt her. Also, I loved the bowl, so it was a double win. I like to have a lot of texture in my food and this bowl is a perfect example: There are juicy blueberries, crunchy almonds and granola and light hemp and chia seeds. The ingredients make you feel less like like you’re eating fruit soup and more like you’re eating a full meal.
Here is a good song to play when making smoothie bowls with secret ingredients. It’s also good for winter days when it feels like spring and you drive around with the car windows rolled down. Enjoy!
Açai Almond Butter Smoothie Bowl (from me, to you)
1 açai frozen smoothie pack
1/2 cup strawberries, hulled and stems removed
1/4 cup blueberries
1 heaping Tbsp almond butter
1/4 cup rolled oats
1 cup almond milk
blueberries, kiwi, almonds, granola, hemp seeds, chia seeds and strawberry for topping (feel free to add or subtract based on what you want)
Blend the açai, berries, almond butter, almond milk and rolled oats in a blender on high until smooth. Top with additional berries, almonds, chia seeds, hemp seeds and kiwi. Here’s a good video tutorial for making kiwi flowers.