How to Make a Kid-Friendly Acai Bowl

My husband and I have been on the acai bowl kick for quite some time.  My kids would always ask for a bite and fell in love (because my husband likes to get it with Nutella) so of course they started asking for a bowl.  I always hesitate because, hello they’re like $100 per bowl (I kid, kinda) so I had an idea to make them for the girls at home.  That way I could make everything from scratch and add my own healthy ingredients for a fraction of the cost!

My favorite granola. Tastes great without a ton of sugar. I’ve done a lot of comparison.

I immediately started researching how to make acai bowls and couldn’t find anything that would be great for kids.  I bought the unsweetened organic acai packets from Trader Joe’s and started from there.  I like to add spinach (*note do not add frozen spinach, it has a different taste then fresh).  My kids have no idea I add something that’s healthy because the taste is undetectable.  I also add in flax meal, chia seeds, frozen berries, 3/4 banana and 1/4 cup almond milk.  In this particular bowl I also added two dates. Believe it or not they add a sweetness without the processed sugar. Try not to add too much liquid as you need it to be a thicker texture.  If you add fresh berries, make sure to add ice to thicken it up!  I like to add frozen banana.  When I find bananas turning ripe and I know my kids will “complain” about the brown spots, I peel it and stick it in the freezer.  Makes a great addition to a smoothie or acai bowl.  After I add the ingredients into the blender I pulse until everything is pureed.  If it has too much liquid, I add more flax meal and ice.  Pour into bowl and then layer with granola.  I also add a teaspoon of peanut butter and a 1/2 teaspoon of nutella.  Slice up the rest of the banana, a few strawberries and even blueberries.  Voila!  A healthy breakfast your kids will ask you to make every day.  My kids literally ask every day.  It takes less than 5 minutes and I feel good they have a healthy breakfast.  The sugar content is less than processed pancakes and syrup.  I only add a touch of Nutella and sometimes I don’t add it at all.  You can even sub Almond Butter if you have a peanut allergy.  Hope you enjoy as much as my kids do!  Note: I often have enough leftover so I add it this granola for myself.  It has lower carbs and sugar.

Finished Product!
My favorite granola! Low sugar and low carb!

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