Start off this year’s Fourth of July with this refreshing Brazilian Acai Breakfast Bowl in red, white and blue. Packed with antioxidants from the acai fruit and berries, it’s not only nutritious but delicious. Great for pre-workouts too.
A few weeks ago, we celebrated one of the twin’s graduation at a Brazilian family’s home. Our sons have been good friends throughout high school, and they’ve hosted a group of boys at their home for Brazilian barbecues over the years. At the graduation celebration, all the families were treated to an authentic Brazilian barbecue. What a treat!
I’m not familiar with Brazilian food other than the few times I’ve eaten at a local Brazilian joint that serves a casual lunch buffet. This past weekend, we decided to host our own Brazilian barbecue for the youth church group. While shopping for some of the ingredients at the Brazilian market, I spotted a poster on the wall advertising their Acai Bowl. It’s like a smoothie in a bowl, topped with fruit and granola.
Acai is a superfruit, packed with antioxidants, so it’s a great addition to any smoothie. Acai comes frozen in packs of four. Each pouch is 100 grams, so making an Acai Breakfast Bowl is easy. The gal at the shop told me how to make this. You can top the Acai Breakfast Bowl with any of your favorite fruits – bananas and berries are popular toppings as is granola and coconut.
I served this to my husband the other day, and at first he gave me a skeptical look, but he ate the whole bowl and told me it was delicious. I have to agree – this Brazilian Acai Breakfast Bowl is not only refreshing but energizing.
Today, I’m participating in Food Network’s #SummerSoiree where Fourth of July recipes are being featured. Be sure to check out what my fellow foodie friends made:
The Heritage Cook: Firecracker Salad
Weelicious: Magical Fruit Wands
Sweet Bake Life: Patriotic Moscato Gelatin Shots
Virtually Homemade: Traditional Potato Salad
Dishing With Divya: Red, White and Blue Fruit Salad
Feed Me Phoebe: Red, White and Blue Coconut Panna Cotta Cups
Domesticate Me: 12 Foolproof Recipes for the Fourth of July
Taste With The Eyes: Patriotic Grilled Chicken, Savory Blueberry Compote and Strawberry Arugula Salad
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Grilled Bruschetta with Pesto, Sauteed Spinach and Garlic Scapes
Red or Green: Popcorn with Jalapenos and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Elephants and the Coconut Trees: Mini Cherry Blueberry Pies
Devour: Star Sweets for the 4th
Swing Eats: Corn Dogs (Gluten-Free)
Daily*Dishin: Dilly Potato Salad
FN Dish: 4th of July Treats
Happy Fourth of July!
- 1 pack frozen acai fruit pulp (100 grams)
- 1 medium banana
- 4 strawberries
- ¼ cup pineapple juice
- fresh fruit, to serve
- gluten-free granola, to serve
- unsweetened dried coconut
- Place acai, banana, strawberries and pineapple in blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl and top with fresh fruit, granola and coconut.