Since Valentine’s Day is around the corner, I decided to make a Valentine’s Inspired Acai Bowl. What is acai? Acai is a palm fruit that has many antioxidants. What is an acai bowl? To make it short, an acai bowl is basically a fruit smoothie in a bowl, topped off with granola and fruit. Acai bowls are delicious and easy to make. The pre-made packets are sold at your local grocery store. In my area I can find them at Target or Whole Foods. At 100 calories a packet from the Sambazon brand that's not bad! You can also buy ones with zero added sugar.
My favorite granola mixes are Peanut Butter and Chocolate, Cinnamon Chocolate, Oats and Honey and Vanilla Oats and honey. There are so many flavors you can try with granola. Today I am going to show you how simple it is to make Peanut Butter and Chocolate Granola. Granola is a must have in my home. We add it to parfaits (using coconut whip in place of yogurt), as a snack, topping for açaí bowl and our favorite, served as cereal, with milk. Yet, we run through it within days as most bags are sold in smaller sizes. I do prefer some brands over others, Love Crunch being my absolute favorite.