Hidden Greens Açai Bowl (vegan, sugar-free)

Hidden Greens Açai Bowl (vegan, sugar-free) | curlsnchard.com

Hello Monday! Hope you had a great weekend – it was a really hot one here and I spent it one half at a local pool and the other half seeking shade underneath trees. 😉 I still don’t feel like heating up my kitchen, so here we go with another no-cook breakfast recipe! It’s a hidden greens açai bowl, which can help you sneak some greens and antioxidants into even the pickiest of eater’s breakfast!

Some people just don’t like eating green foods or drinking green smoothies – they don’t know what they are missing out on! But, I understand that sometimes green food is just not an option: this is how this hidden greens açai bowl came into existence! You can use whatever leafy greens you have on hand – the rainbow chard in my garden was what I used and it works really well. If you use kale, you should probably add even more berries or a bit of maple syrup. Kale has a stronger taste on its own than chard does. Oh, go topping crazy. You don’t have to stick to berries, but there are so many different ones in season right now, I just put them all on top of my bowl. You could also use cacao nibs, hemp seeds, flax-seed, nuts…go crazy, go wild. Get creative!

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Hidden Greens Açai Bowl (vegan, sugar-free)
 
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Ingredients
  • 6 leaves chard*
  • 1 heaping tbsp açai powder
  • 2 tbsp oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 handful raspberries (fresh or frozen, whatever you have on hand)
  • oat milk**
Instructions
  1. If your blender can handle it, put all the ingredients into it, with a splash of oat milk. Add more oat milk as you go until you achieve a nice smooth texture.
  2. Otherwise, first add in the greens, açai powder, oats and chia seeds and blend up with some oat milk.
  3. Add in the banana and raspberries and blend until smooth. Add oat milk as needed.
  4. Top of with fresh berries and some more banana disks and enjoy!
Notes
* You can use whatever leafy greens you have on hand/like. I simply have rainbow chard in my garden, so this is what I used for this açai bowl.
** Use whatever non-dairy milk you enjoy - I also love light coconut milk or rice milk.

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50 thoughts on “Hidden Greens Açai Bowl (vegan, sugar-free)

  1. I looove acai bowls! This looks sooo tasty. Banana + raspberries are the best combo! I have to try this!

    1. Me too! I just had a purely banana and raspberry smoothie this morning and it was so delicious too, just a perfect combination 🙂 Let me know when you tried this recipe, I’m always happy about feedback! <3

  2. YUM! I’ll definitely be trying this. We don’t have air conditioning so cooking in our kitchen in the summer is seriously painful, this would make the perfect breakfast!

    1. I don’t have an A/C in my kitchen either, so I really try to not add to the heat that comes from the outside! I’m lucky that I live in a house with very thick walls, so it still is relatively okay temperature wise, but I still don’t want to add any internal heat to it 😉 I hope you soon get time to enjoy this bowl <3

    1. Ha, well…I’m not so sure about greens in cake 😉 but probably you can convince me that it’s a good idea after all! 😀

  3. Wow I definitely wasn’t expecting chard to be the hidden greens in here, but it follows your blog name so I shouldn’t be surprised! I haven’t done much with chard, but rainbow chard is so pretty I’ve always wanted to. You took one pretty food and transformed it into something even prettier 🙂 I wish I could find some good oat milk around here, the only ones I’ve tried are sweetened :p I love oat everything, so I really think that could be my jam! haha

    1. Hahaha, it’s actually my first recipe using chard on here – funny though I have it in my name 😉 This blog wasn’t planned as a breakfast heavy blog, otherwise I might have chosen a different name 😀 I really love chard, I use it raw for salad, in smoothies, steam it as a side etc. And I agree, rainbow chard is so pretty, probably one of the reasons why I like it so much! That’s strange that all the oat milk is sweetend – I think I had an unsweetened one from Whole Foods (from their 365 brand), but I could be wrong.

      1. I don’t live near a Whole Foods 🙁 But I’ll look at there brand next time I travel because I always pass one on my way back to school…stock up ya’ know! Thanks for that, it’s funny that you know the U.S. brands better than I do 😀 haha

        1. Haha, I only know those things that I was looking for myself 😀 It didn’t even come to my mind, that WF is not just about everywhere in the US, but I think I found some in a regular supermarket too – it was from a brand that had tons of different grain and nut milks and they had sweetened and unsweetened version of all of them. And they made my favorite hemp milk…but I forgot what they were called…sorry!

  4. Yum! I use this trick often to get greens into my children! This recipe looks so delicious and I especially love that you added oats too! Can’t wait to try it..thanks!

  5. Great idea Kat to add the raspberries! This is such a beautiful smoothie bowl! I am actually one of those people that has to eat with her eyes first, green smoothies do not look appetizing to me so I can’t drink them. I’m not a big smoothie drinker to begin with, so the fact that this just looks like a straight bowl of chocolate works for me! Awesome recipe!

    1. Thank you so much, Brandi! I love raspberries, and their flavor makes this bowl so much more tasty. When you pour it straight out from the blender, it looks a bit more berry colored, but as it oxidizes a bit, it turns a more chocolatey color. Which I think is awesome too 😀

  6. That looks yummy as always… Great unconventional use for chard; but that’s why I like ur blog after all… Your originality 😉

    1. Yep, that was my idea behind it – you can neither see nor taste them, but their nutritional value is there 🙂 Thank you so much, Mary!

  7. I’ve been wanting to try an acai bowl, but have been put off…and now I think that I may try yours-I LOVE chard. LOVE!

    1. Hey, Brea! Yes, please try it – it’s so easy and delicious 🙂 I love chard too, hence my blog’s name. Let me know when you try it, I love seeing recreations of my recipes!

    1. Hahaha, well, this one looks like chocolate, but doesn’t really taste like it 😉 Still delicious though! Thanks for stopping by, Sophia 🙂

  8. This looks awesome! Although my kids are really great eaters and don’t turn there nose up at greens, I do love hiding extra greens where they would least expect it. And I have some HUGE chard leaves in my garden right now that have just been waiting for a plan. I think I found it!!

    1. Mine too, Leah 🙂 You should really give it a try, chard is growing like crazy right now and it works wonderfully in smoothies.

    1. Thank you so much – yes, do try açai! The pure flavor is not for everyone, but mixed with bananas and raspberries it’s perfect for me 🙂 Let me know when you get around to trying it, I love to hear feedback!

  9. Chard! Great idea, Kat! I definitely need to get a change from spinach, I’m so tired of them 😉
    The recipe looks just delicious btw. Definitely perfect to make Mondays easier!

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