I stopped making açai smoothie bowls for a while because I couldn’t justify spending so much money on açai freezer packs. Then, I figured out that Trader Joe’s sells the same thing for waaaay cheaper.
Cue: this açai berry smoothie bowl. I combined a freezer pack with some berries, half a banana, almond milk, and yogurt. Then I cut up some strawberries and kiwi and put that on top. I also like the sprinkle of chia seeds for effect.
The design came together after I decided to do a layer of kiwis. I kept alternating strawberries and kiwis until it was almost full, and then I brainstormed about how to finish the middle. I’d like to say that I had the whole design planned ahead of time, but honestly, it was a spur of the moment thing.
In other news, I’m back on black coffee. I’d given it up for a while because I started drinking turmeric tea in the morning when I got to work (yes, I know how cliché that sounds). So I mooched off the office coffee machine this morning and got a regular cup of coffee. I’m not going to lie, I miss the turmeric. But the coffee is so good. It makes me wonder how I ever gave it up.
In more unrelated news, I’ve been running a lot lately. I like to go to Forest Park after work and run to the Art Museum and back. In the middle, I force myself to run up the stairs by this World’s Fair Pavilion. The only thing that gets me through is Rihanna. When I put on this song at full volume, I feel like nothing can stop me. Not even the quiet put persistent voice telling me that I’ll die on the way to the top.
Açai Berry Kiwi Bowl (from me, to you)
1 açai freezer pack
1/2 cup strawberries
1/4 cup blackberries
1/4 cup blueberries
1/2 a banana
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
strawberries, kiwi, and chia seeds for topping
Blend the açai freezer pack, strawberries, banana, blackberries, blueberries, almond milk, and Greek yogurt in a blender on high until smooth. Pour into a bowl and top with strawberries, kiwi, and chia seeds. Enjoy!