Vanilla Chia Berry Acai Bowl
Difficulty 5 minutes Serves 2
This recipe by Lily Kunin of Clean Food Dirty City is packed with protein, antioxidant rich acai and blueberries, and lots of healthy fats. Chia pudding also transforms this breakfast into a satisfying bowl
Ingredients Vanilla Chia Pudding
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
3 tablespoons chia seeds
1 package of frozen unsweetened acai puree (you can also use Pitaya)
1 serving of your favorite plant-based protein (I use this one)
1/2 cup frozen organic blueberries
1/2 small avocado
1 tablespoon coconut butter or coconut oil
Handful of ice
Dash of cinnamon
Water or unsweetened plant-milk, to blend
Sweetener of choice, optional
Toppings: sliced fruit (kiwis and strawberries), goji berries, hemp hearts, and coconut flakes.
Directions For the chia pudding: Combine the almond milk and chia seeds in a jar and shake well. Put in the fridge for 30 minutes, shake again, and put back in the fridge for a few hours or until chia seeds have expanded. Stir well.
For the acai smoothie: Add all ingredients to the blender plus just enough liquid to blend and blend until smooth. The vanilla protein powder makes the smoothie sweet but depending on what protein you use you may want to add some honey or stevia for sweetness.
To assemble: Add a couple big scoops of chia pudding to one side of a bowl and then a nice pour of smoothie on the other side. Repeat in a second bowl and top with kiwi, strawberries, goji berries, hemp hearts, and coconut flakes. Enjoy!