Blackberry Avocado Açaí Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Here’s my latest smoothie bowl recipe, as shared on the lululemon blog. This one’s pretty special. Enjoy :)

blackberry açai avocado smoothie bowl | breakfast criminals

 

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

soy-free, gluten free, dairy free, no sugar added

Blend:

2 unsweetened açai smoothie packs (I used Sambazon unsweetened açaí packs)
½ cup blackberries and blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 ripe banana
2 handfuls spinach
½ avocado
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)

Top:
1 tbs hemp hearts
1 tbs chia seeds
1 tsp bee pollen (optional)
Fresh berries
Pecans

Nutrients:
This smoothie bowl is full of vitamin C, plant protein, fiber, antioxidants, calcium, iron, lysine, manganese, zinc and potassium.

Benefits:
It supports your immune system, increases energy levels, promotes healthy metabolism and digestive health, and improves your skin.