breakfast criminals: blackberry açai avocado smoothie bowl
posted: March 1, 2014
My friends used to look at me like I was crazy when they saw me adding spinach, kale and other veggies into my breakfast smoothie bowls. Sweet berries with dark leafy greens? No way.
In this smoothie bowl, not only did I mix açai berries and blackberries with spinach, but I threw in avocado as well. And I gotta tell you, this was one of the best smoothies I’ve ever made. (My roommate Patti, who tries all Breakfast Criminals creations, agrees.)
Adding dark leafy greens to your smoothies helps you fulfill your daily intake of alkaline. You won’t even know the greens are there—trust me on this one. As for the avocado, small amounts of it add super healthy fats to your smoothies and make them thicker and creamier.
And one more tip: I always keep ziplock bags full of spinach, kale, bananas and berries in my freezer. It’s a great way to be healthy smoothie-ready anytime.
This recipe is inspired by my friend Katie Dalebout of The Wellness Wonderland.
BLACKBERRY AÇAI AVOCADO SMOOTHIE BOWL
vegetarian, soy-free, no sugar added
2 unsweetened açai smoothie packs (I used Sambazon)
½ cup blackberries and blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 ripe banana
3/4 cup coconut water
2 handfuls spinach
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baobab (African plant; check your health food store)
1 tsp mesquite (South American plant; a natural sweetener that smells like heaven; check your health food store)
1 tbs hemp hearts
1 tbs chia seeds
1 tsp bee pollen (optional)
This smoothie bowl is full of vitamin C, plant protein, fiber, antioxidants, calcium, iron, lysine, manganese, zinc and potassium.
It supports your immune system, increases energy levels, promotes healthy metabolism and digestive health, and improves your skin.
Still hungry? Breakfast Criminals has you covered for superfood starts to every day of your week.
Ksenia is a traveller, yogini and superfood breakfast aficionado who believes that better breakfasts make you a happier person. By day, she’s a digital marketing consultant for fashion brands and and co-founder of #FairTuesday, a grassroots ethical shopping movement that aims to change lives of whole communities by inspiring people to buy fair trade. Follow her on Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest and Twitter, if ya like!