Recipe | Acai Bowl

Recently I found out that my latex allergy has been causing breathing problems from certain foods I eat. I can no longer eat: apples, avocados, bananas, celery, tomato, wheat, or melon. Oh and I’m also allergic to dairy. So what food is even left to eat??

My go to breakfast that is sans gluten, dairy, and latex foods is Acai Bowls. Normally the bowls would be made with bananas to make them nice and creamy, but since that is not an option I substitute mango to help make my recipe thicker.

The recipe I created is as follows:

  • 1 unsweetened frozen Acai berry packet
  • 1 ripe mango
  • 1 ½ cup mixed berries (I get a cherry, raspberry, blackberry, blueberry blend)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk (can substitute any milk of your choice)

I chose to use the unsweetened products listed above as I prefer the fruit to give it the sweetness but if this is too bitter you can easily swap for the sweetened versions of the ingredients above. I put all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until it is a thick consistency in order to support the toppings. This recipe makes 2-3 bowls so portion out one bowl and put the rest in the freezer for later.

 

When I make my bowl I stick to the same base which is one layer of granola and a teaspoon of chia seeds directly on top of the Acai smoothie. After the granola I usually sprinkle on walnuts and then add various fruits I have at the time. Often I slice up strawberry or kiwi and add some berries. Other popular toppings you can add are: coconut shavings, honey, peanut butter, or banana. The possibilities are endless and make for a unique but healthy breakfast.

What toppings will you put on your Acai Bowl?

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