My 30 (or more!) days challenges

Breakfast – Day 43

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Those who follow healthy eating blogs and Instagram pages have probably been seeing a lot of açaí bowls lately, which are apparently the new breakfast trend. I didn’t pay too much attention to them first, but then did a little research and decided to give it a try too.

So what is an açaí bowl? Basically, it is a thick smoothie made of açaí berry puree with various toppings. Due to the numerous health benefits of açaí berries, these smoothies have gained a huge popularity.

It’s not really possible to find açaí berries outside Brazil, the best thing you can get at the best whole foods supermarkets or online is a frozen berry puree pack. I wasn’t lucky enough to get one at Whole Foods – they had run out of stock – so I got some freeze-dried açaí berry powder, which I guess is not bad either.

To make the smoothie I mix half cup almond milk, a frozen banana, 10 frozen strawberries, 10 frozen raspberries, a tablespoon of açaí berry powder and a sachet of Fruitein Açaí shake in the blender. Then I pour it into a bowl and top it with various fruits and berries and chia seeds. The topping possibilities are endless by the way, people often add granola, muesli, nuts, seeds, shredded coconut, bee pollen, etc., etc.

The smoothie bowl tastes great, it’s almost like having ice cream for breakfast, which is great on a summer day!

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Smoothies – Day 10 – Tropical Fruity 2

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Here’s another smoothie made with tropical fruits, which, unlike the previous one, doesn’t contain any powders or supplements – only fruits and milk:

  • Half cup almond milk
  • One banana
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • One small mango fruit
  • One passion fruit
  • One peach
  • One kiwi fruit

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Breakfast – Day 18

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It’s the second day in Brussels, and I’m having breakfast at the Thon hotel (that’s where I’m staying). As you can see, I decided to try pretty much everything! And everything tastes great!

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