November 17, 2013

Acai Breakfast Bowl

We are less on dining out mainly because no restaurant can provide the comfort or the nutritional benefit of a home cooked meal. Another reason to dine out would be convenience, and in my case that does not count either because, cooking is like a stress buster/therapy to me :-). We still try out restaurants once in a while when we want to give our son the dine out experience. In the recent past, we have been picking restaurants that do business with a principle. Serving simple meals to exotic gourmet meals using sustainably grown, mostly organic ingredients.




G-zen is the latest restaurant that we tried out. It is rated as the best organic, vegan restaurant in CT. Though that was the reason to check it out, we would go back there anytime for their awesome menu made with wholesome, pure, organic ingredients. This one is inspired from G-Zen's buddha brunch menu. It is basically a smoothie, made with pure acai puree, nuts and coconut water and served in a bowl with your choice of toppings.

  • 1 pack of pure acai puree 
  • Water from a tender coconut
  • Meat from a tender coconut
  • 1/2 cup of organic raw nuts (I used a mix of cashews and almonds)
  • 4 Tbs organic chia seeds
  • 1 frozen organic banana
  • 1/2 cup pitted organic cherries (or use other berries)

  • Soak nuts in 1/2 cup of coconut water overnight.
  • Soak chia seeds in remaining coconut water overnight.
  • Add soaked nuts along with soaking liquid to a high speed blender jar. Add frozen banana slices, cherries, tender coconut meat and acai puree. Blend till smooth and creamy. Add extra water if needed.
  • Add soaked chia along with soaking liquid and mix well.
  • Serve into bowls, add optional toppings (bananas, homemade granola, dried berries, coconut etc.)




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Smoothie OTW @Omnomally

4 comments:

  1. Guess what I'm making for breakfast tomorrow morning :D I've been thinking about this dish constantly since you added it to Smoothie OTW and tomorrow it's happening!
    Thanks for linking up and I hope you'll join us again in the future :)

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    1. Awesome, Ally :-) This is the newest favorite breakfast in my home, hope you like it too.. and thanks for hosting Smoothie OTW !!

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  2. That breakfast bowl looks so delicious and healthy! Thanks for sharing it at Raw Foods Thursdays!

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