I’ve been having acai cravings as of late, so I thought I might as well go ahead and add it to my breakfast. Native to the rainforests of Brazil, the acai berry is an incredibly antioxidant-rich fruit that you can find in powdered form. This superfood promotes skin health, helps aid in digestion, and can help keep your cells strong and give you a boost of energy. Not only is it healthy and nutritious, but it’s delicious too so I couldn’t wait to share this acai nice cream with coconut nectar & rawnola with you!
My new thing is drizzling coconut nectar on top of my nice cream. I call it “caramel sauce” because it has a subtle, naturally sweet caramel flavor to it. It’s really the best unrefined liquid sweetener in my opinion, because it has a really low glycemic index and a little bit goes a long way. The flavor is not overpowering and it adds a nice touch on top of nice cream. I always use it in all my raw vegan desserts too.
This is my take on the uber popular acai bowl in nice cream form since it’s made with a base of frozen bananas, blueberries, and acai powder. I added only a little bit of coconut water to keep it super thick, more like ice cream rather than the usual smoothie bowl that you’d get if you ordered an acai bowl. The result was phenomenal and I’m already wanting to make it again!
As always, I made my classic rawnola and added it on top for a little something extra. Nice cream is tasty enough in and of itself, but add some date oat rawnola on top and BAM! You’ll be amazed how it really takes it to another level of deliciousness. I don’t know what I’m addicted to more, this nice cream or the rawnola. Either way, both are pretty darn good if I do say so myself.
You can’t go wrong with nice cream any time of day. I was discussing with my boyfriend yesterday whether he’d consider this a breakfast or dessert. He said it really is ambiguous because it’s made from just frozen fruit so it could definitely be a healthy breakfast option. But also, it’s creamy and decadent like ice cream just way better for you. My opinion is it could be breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert because I really could eat it anytime anywhere.
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- 2 cups banana, frozen
- 1/4 cup blueberries, frozen
- 1/2 tsp acai powder
- 1/4 cup coconut water, as needed
- 1 tsp coconut nectar
- 1/2 cup rolled oats, gluten-free
- 6 Medjool dates, pitted
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Add oats, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and half of the dates to a high-speed blender.
- Process until oats are broken down.
- Add the rest of the dates and process until well combined.
- If sticky, you may need to shake blender a couple of times to get it all mixed together.
- In a high-speed blender or food processor, add bananas, blueberries, and acai powder.
- Process until broken down into small pieces.
- Add coconut water a little bit at a time until smooth and creamy.
- Transfer nice cream to a bowl.
- Top with rawnola and coconut nectar.
- Dig in!