The Poor Girl’s Acai Smoothie Bowl Recipe — How to get the same experience of this trendy breakfast for a fraction of the price! Made with frozen blueberries, banana, and almond milk, with all the toppings!
All the women who independent (and broke AF) throw your hands up at mayyy.
Cheap. Frugal. Toe-may-toe. Toe-mat-oh. Either way I don’t make it rain that often.
And when I do, it is either something I desperately need, or food. Which for me, are one in the same.
I make my own coffee instead in favor of lattes. I pack my lunch err’day. And I have yet to shell out $9 for wheatgrass and kale pond scum.
But much like any food-obsessed twenty-somethin’ I.N.D.E.P.E.N.D.E.N.T woman, I want my ride that food trend train.
…even if it’s in coach…next to a man eating sardines from a can who won’t shut up. Worth. effin it.
So I splurged and Donna’ed myself a genuine acai bowl, full of granola, chia seeds, and half a week’s worth of grocery cash $$$.
Granted, it was deliciously refreshing, but not exactly a habit this gal’s flea market coach bag can handle on the reg. Which brings me back to this.
A way I can have my overpriced smoothie in bowl form, and a week’s worth of food too.
Maybe there’s no actually acai berries in here. Maybe they’re an urban legend. I don’t make the rules.
I do know blueberries have antioxidants and fiber too, and I can go and pick them all the livelong day this time of year. I’ll be waiting for the PYO Acai farm to spring up in the meantime.
I also opted for budget-accepting toppings, because that’s where the real damage can happen. Here’s what I topped mine with:
Raw oats — because granola is more $$, and straight up sweet oat crack that cannot survive in my home.
Sweetened coconut — because it’s cheaper, and the sugar we ain’t be spending on granola can be spent hurr instead.
Peanut butter — Heaven in a jar, and much cheaper than that $10 jar of textured air otherwise known as almond butter.
Sliced bananas & blueberries — A combo of the most inexpensive + in season fruit this gal can handle right meow.
Still creamy. Still cold. Still refresh (ta death) -ing.
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 banana, frozen
- 1¼ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- fresh banana, sliced
- sweetened coconut flakes
- rolled oats
- natural peanut butter (the runny kind)
- Add frozen fruit and almond milk to a blender.
- Blend on high until smooth.
- Pour into a bowl, and top with fresh banana slices, oats, and coconut.
- Drizzle with peanut butter and enjoy!
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Make it a great day!
Are you more of a spender or saver?
What food trend are you dying to try?
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