There's something about eating things with a spoon that just makes them taste better—and that's especially true when it comes to smoothie bowls. Maybe's it the fact that spooning instead of sipping helps it last longer, or maybe it's because you can top it with anything crunchy, salty, or sweet that your heart desires. (After all, food texture can affect how much you think you're eating.)
But while smoothie bowls are often synonymous with spring and summer (because, well, they're served chilled), we think they deserve a special spot in your fall recipe round-up, too. This autumn Açaí Smoothie Bowl recipe is the perfect example. Açaí purée mixes with coconut milk, vanilla, banana, fresh figs, toasted coconut and almonds, and pomegranate to make a smoothie that's hearty and filling, as well as refreshing. But you can't forget the pièce de résistance: the homemade vanilla almond cashew butter that you can drizzle on top...or just eat with a spoon. Drooling yet? (And don't fret; if you don't feel like blending up your own, try this raw cashew cardamom butter that tastes homemade, minus all the work.)
And while this açaí smoothie bowl sounds as indulgent as anything, it's full of health benefits. Açaí has a bunch of superfood health perks, and ditto with pomegranate seeds, which boost immunity and might even help keep you from overeating. (FYI, you'll need this how-to guide if you're scooping out those pomegranate arils yourself.) Plus, the almonds, cashews, and coconut add a dose of healthy fats.
Still not convinced to whip this baby up for breakfast (or lunch... or dessert)? Gigi Hadid has been snacking on açaí bowls her whole life—so if you're wondering what her get-gorgeous diet secret is, you just might have it right here. What are you waiting for? Get blending.