Layered Acai Parfait

Lately I have been having a lot of fun borrowing inspiration from some of my favorite restaurants so I can try to recreate the experience at home. I have been really into creating my own breakfast acai bowls after having a few amazing brunches at Dimes-- their bowl pictured below.

I have been making my own version of this bowl with my favorite breakfast ingredients. The key to these bowls are the frozen packets of acai, I like the smoothie pack variety by Sambazon. You can find these in the frozen fruit section at Whole Foods and probably any major grocery or health store--click here to search for stockists near you. The great thing about these bowls is that they are completely customizable, but here are some guidelines to get you started!

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen Acai pouch
  • 1 tbsp of almond butter
  • 1/8 cup milk, I used vanilla hemp
  • 1/2 of a banana, sliced
  • 4-5 large strawberries, sliced
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp chia seeds

Directions:

Run the acai pouch under warm water for a few seconds to slightly defrost.  Blend the Acai pouch, almond butter and hemp milk in a blender until combined (sometimes I throw in the other half of the banana too!). Pour mix into a glass or ball jar. Then, alternately layer the banana, strawberry and shredded coconut. Sprinkle the chia seeds right on top.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I have been! I would love to hear about your favorite acai creations. Share them below!