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Summer Acai Bowl with Big Cluster Toasted Buckwheat Granola.

The smoothie itself is awesome, but without the toppings I'd be bored. Toppings are my everything...well, when it comes to breakfast bowls anyway.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 Smoothies
Calories: 2558kcal

Ingredients

Summer Acai Bowl

  • 2 tablespoons frozen Acai Berry Packs OR 4 Acai Berry Powder*
  • 1 cup coconut milk or your favorite milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen berries I used blueberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen pitted cherries
  • 1/4 cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks
  • 2 soft medjool dates pitted
  • sliced mango granola, hemp seeds, cacao nibs, berries, edible flowers and cashew butter, for topping

Toasted Buckwheat Granola

Instructions

Summer Acai Bowl

  • Run the frozen acai berry packs under hot water and then squeeze them out into a blender. To the blender, add the coconut milk, berries, cherries, pineapple, mango and dates. Blend until completely smooth. Pour the smoothie into a bowl or in my case, a cracked coconut. Top with your desired toppings. I went with buckwheat granola (recipe below), sliced mango, berries, hemp seeds, cacao nibs, a drizzle of vanilla cashew butter and a cherry.

Toasted Buckwheat Granola

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • To the baking sheet, add the buckwheat, almonds, cashews, sesame seeds, chia seeds and coconut.
  • In a small sauce pan melt together the honey and coconut. Once melted stir in the vanilla and instant coffee, remove from the heat and pour the mixture over the buckwheat mix, toss well and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring 1 to 2 times throughout cooking. The granola is done when the buckwheat smells toasted and is golden brown. Allow the buckwheat to cool completely before breaking it up into clusters. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

Notes

*Frozen Acai Packs can be found at Whole Foods and the Acai Powder I like to buy can be found on [Amazon | http://www.amazon.com/SAMBAZON-Organic-Freeze-Dried-Antioxidant-Superfood/dp/B0016BAB42/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1433727472&sr=8-2&keywords=acai&pebp=1433727476692&perid=15MHHZCY3XAAYEW4AXBM]. **if you prefer, you can soak your buckwheat groats overnight to get more nutrients out of them and make digesting the buckwheat easier, but I honestly never do this because I just forget.

Nutrition

Calories: 2558kcal | Carbohydrates: 325g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 164g | Saturated Fat: 79g | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 2680mg | Fiber: 54g | Sugar: 144g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 30.7mg | Calcium: 785mg | Iron: 21.7mg