Acai Bowl With Granola Recipe: Hello Lovely Breakfast!

Now that the kitchen is fully functioning and renovated, I have been baking up a storm. One of my favorites always on rotation is homemade granola for yogurt parfaits and breakfast acai bowls. Get your appetite ready for double deliciousness today, because I’ll share an easy delicious recipe for an acai bowl and my granola recipe. When we last vacationed in Hawaii (days before earth shut down in 2020!), we indulged in acai bowls every single day. If acai is new to you, read on! You can always skip the granola baking and use your favorite store-bought variety. Or skip the bowl and make the granola to snack on. Hello YUM. Acai Bowl With Granola Recipe is my favorite way to say Hello Lovely to breakfast.

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Homemade Granola Acai Bowl: Hello Lovely Breakfast!

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Homemade Granola Acai Bowl: Hello Lovely Breakfast!

What if you’re too strapped for time to think about preparing homemade granola and assembling all the ingredients I share below? I’ve got you. Here’s a healthy, delicious alternative at a competitive price:

These superfood bowls can be purchased in packs of 12, are stored in the freezer, and are especially perfect if you have little time for breakfast on workdays. Grab and go!

Make My Homemade Acai Bowl!

This is my favorite breakfast/brunch/lunch any day of the week, and the most important ingredient (acai sorbet) is now easier to find in stores. You can even order Açaí Berry Sorbet on Amazon.

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Açaí is a powerhouse fruit only grown in the Amazon Rainforest. It’s whole food nutrition (packed with powerful antioxidants and healthy omegas) and has a unique rich flavor reminiscent of a blackberry crossed with bittersweet chocolate.

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I not only enjoy the taste of not-sweet acai berries (almost no sugar!), but I love that they actually contain good fat and are high in fiber. Does that even sound like a fruit?

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Acai Berry Sorbet

The frozen sorbet is dreamy because the consistency is so much richer and superior to messy Freezepop-like packets which used to be the only alternative. If the cost for 8 containers raises your eyebrows…I hear you.

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But consider that an acai bowl at a stand or restaurant costs $10-12, and I find 8 pints enough for around 40 bowls made at home. I’m a bargain shopper yet okay with the premium involved for a superfood like this which only grows in South America.

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Acai Bowl Ingredients

Acai Berry Frozen Sorbet

Assorted Fresh Fruit, Sliced

Granola, recipe follows for my homemade variety

Drizzle of Honey (Try THIS premium supercharged Manuka Honey or Raw Organic Honey*

*unless you’re making this for babies/little ones…no raw honey!

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1. Scoop sorbet in bowl, add fruit and granola, then drizzle with honey. Enjoy this lovely treat for breakfast, lunch, or dessert.

Here’s the high quality Manuka I recently added to my daily health journey:

These yummy bowls are gluten-free, dairy-free, and can be vegan by eliminating the honey.

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Tropical Bowl & Spoon

Ready to get your TROPICAL on even in the dead of winter? These coconut bowls and spoons are so perfect!

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In Hawaii, I usually order the ‘surfer style’ bowl which is acai, coconut, granola, fresh sliced bananas, and a drizzle of honey.

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At home, my current favorite combo is seen here: fresh diced pineapple, blueberries, strawberries, granola (with nuts, seeds, and dried cranberries/cherries/golden raisins), and honey.

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Assembling the bowls can be a work of art, and I’ll have some pretty ones to share in the future, but I was short on time this particular morning!

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Make the Granola or BUY IT HERE!

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Homemade Granola Recipe

Preheat oven to 275 degrees.

4 cups Old Fashioned Oats

1 cup Whole Almonds, slightly crushed

3/4 cup Flax & Chia Blend

3/4 cup Sunflower Seeds

2 Tbsp. Psyllium Husk Powder, optional for added fiber

1/2 tsp. Sea Salt

In a mixing bowl, combine above ingredients oats, almonds, seeds, Psyllium (optional), and salt. In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients below then pour over dry ingredients in bowl, gently folding to incorporate.

2/3 cup Maple Syrup

2/3 cup Raw Organic Honey*

2 Tbsp. Coconut Oil, melted (optional, for richness)

1 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract (you won’t believe how inexpensive this Mexican vanilla is!)

*unless you’re making this for baby/little ones…use brown sugar instead.

Gently place this mixture on a parchment-lined sheet pan or cookie sheet. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, gently stir and return to oven. Bake for 30 minutes more, remove from oven and let cool completely on the sheet. While granola cools, combine in large mixing bowl:

2 cups Rice Krispie Cereal, slightly crushed

2/3 cup Trail Mix or Dried Berries/Cherries/Raisins

When granola is cool, add to cereal/berries and gently combine. Store in glass jars or airtight containers. Can be frozen or refrigerated to prolong freshness.

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Steps to Make Granola

Photos of the process follow in case you need them:

Homemade Granola Acai Bowl - learn Hello Lovely's recipe and sources for the most delicious healthy and wholesome breakfast bowl! #acaibowl #breakfastrecipes #granolarecipes

Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients in bowl then combine.

Homemade Granola Acai Bowl - learn Hello Lovely's recipe and sources for the most delicious healthy and wholesome breakfast bowl! #acaibowl #breakfastrecipes #granolarecipes

Spread on parchment lined sheet pan and bake as instructed above.

Homemade Granola Acai Bowl - learn Hello Lovely's recipe and sources for the most delicious healthy and wholesome breakfast bowl! #acaibowl #breakfastrecipes #granolarecipes

Let cool completely in pan.

Homemade Granola Acai Bowl - learn Hello Lovely's recipe and sources for the most delicious healthy and wholesome breakfast bowl! #acaibowl #breakfastrecipes #granolarecipes
Homemade Granola Acai Bowl - learn Hello Lovely's recipe and sources for the most delicious healthy and wholesome breakfast bowl! #acaibowl #breakfastrecipes #granolarecipes
Homemade Granola Acai Bowl - learn Hello Lovely's recipe and sources for the most delicious healthy and wholesome breakfast bowl! #acaibowl #breakfastrecipes #granolarecipes

Mix slightly crushed Rice Krispies and dried fruit before adding cooled granola.

Homemade Granola Acai Bowl - learn Hello Lovely's recipe and sources for the most delicious healthy and wholesome breakfast bowl! #acaibowl #breakfastrecipes #granolarecipes

Gently combine granola, cereal, and dried fruit.

Homemade Granola Acai Bowl - learn Hello Lovely's recipe and sources for the most delicious healthy and wholesome breakfast bowl! #acaibowl #breakfastrecipes #granolarecipes

Store in jars and enjoy!

Homemade Granola Acai Bowl - learn Hello Lovely's recipe and sources for the most delicious healthy and wholesome breakfast bowl! #acaibowl #breakfastrecipes #granolarecipes

There are so many optional add-ins and possibilities to make this recipe your own (peanut butter? pistachios? pepitas? hemp seed?).

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Have you made my HEALTHY gluten-free, no-knead, no-flour BREAD yet?

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Behind the Blog: A Song Written for Mom

I’ll be visiting my breast surgeon in a few days for a fresh concern. Because of my genetic mutation, I must be ever vigilant about catching abnormalities early. A few years back, I wrote this simple song (essentially a prayer of longing) when my mom was battling BC. (You may recognize the old studio in our former French country home with the swing and canvases proclaiming BE A LIGHT.) The lyrics are about surrender and healing, and I hope if you long for peace just now, my song will bring a little.

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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18 Comments

  1. Carole
    March 31, 2020 / 8:49 am

    Michele, thank you for singing to me today. It was just what I needed. More please.

    • Michele
      Author
      March 31, 2020 / 1:47 pm

      Thanks for listening, Carole – I’ll record more often and sneak ’em in here. 🙂 Have a lovely day, friend.

  2. futuret
    March 31, 2020 / 9:58 am

    LOOKS DELICIOUS!!!—NOW WE HAVE TO FIND OUT WHAT IS FOR LUNCH AND DINNER.

    • Michele
      Author
      March 31, 2020 / 1:47 pm

      Sounds good to me – I’ll get to it! 🙂 Peace to you right where you are.

  3. Kathie Johnson
    April 1, 2020 / 10:05 pm

    You are richly blessed with so many talents! Sharing all your riches, glorifying our Lord. A sweet blessing to me just now. Stay Spirit. I’m grateful Michele.

    • Michele
      Author
      April 1, 2020 / 11:02 pm

      Thanks for such kindness, Kathie – it’s wonderful to have you here, friend. xox

  4. April 7, 2020 / 2:42 pm

    Michele,
    The Lord has blessed you with a beautiful gift – lovely voice. I am so glad you shared it. I love your granola acai bowl. I have not seen the acai sorbet but must look for it.
    Stay safe and healthy as we march through these difficult times. Continue to share your posts and your voice.
    Hugs,
    Bev

    • Michele
      Author
      April 7, 2020 / 3:10 pm

      Thank you so much for reading and listening, Bev. You are so kind and supportive, and it’s so lovely to be able to connect this way safely. Wishing you days of consoling comfort and joy. xox

  5. April 7, 2020 / 4:18 pm

    Oh!! Michele, first of all, the song and your voice are so beautiful! What a beautiful, refreshing few moments I just had! Please share more! Secondly, that breakfast bowl looks delicious and satisfying. Your talents are never ending.

    • Michele
      Author
      April 7, 2020 / 7:49 pm

      Thanks for listening, Pam. This is definitely a time for singing – I feel very in touch with the preciousness of life right now, and one day I may not have the strength to do it. So for now, I’ll sing. 🙂

  6. April 9, 2020 / 8:07 am

    Hi Michele, Just wanted to let you know I’m featuring this post today at TFT. I will be returning to listen to the song quite a bit! (And the bowl is amazing too!)

    • Michele
      Author
      April 9, 2020 / 9:05 am

      Thank you so much, Pam! I’ll be over to say hi to you and soak up inspiration. 🙂

  7. June 17, 2020 / 8:14 pm

    Michele,
    This granola acai bowl is calling my name. Yummy! Congratulation, you are being featured at Thursday Favorite Things. I hope you stop by.
    Hugs,
    Bev

    • Michele
      Author
      June 17, 2020 / 9:01 pm

      Yay! I’m still eating them almost everyday since they are something I can tolerate and are packed with so many nutrients and antioxidants. Thanks so much & See you at the party!

  8. Terry Crylen
    April 26, 2021 / 10:49 am

    Wow. That looks heavenly, I’d love to try this!

    • Michele
      Author
      April 26, 2021 / 11:59 am

      I hope you love it!

  9. Amy
    July 20, 2021 / 3:03 pm

    This does sound delicious and that Açaí berry sorbet sounds worth every penny for such a special & nutritious treat! Thanks for sharing the recipe and the link to buy the sorbet. Your voice & song so lovely…just like you. I agree…you have so many talents and I’m so thankful you share them with us so freely. They are a blessing! You’re such a wonderful resource for so many things!

    • Michele
      Author
      July 20, 2021 / 6:16 pm

      Well that’s so generous of you to say – I think the self-expression has always helped me as a creative soul so I appreciate having friends willing to listen and read! Hahahaha. Peace to you.

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