Smoothie Bowl, top view
NWS Heat Index : a quantity expressing the discomfort felt as a result of the combined effects of the temperature and humidity of the air.

When I went back home to Hawaii earlier in the month, the heat index was 100 and above–boy was I miserable in that heat and humidity! It really is much hotter in Hawaii now than when I was a kid growing up there. My best friend from grade school, who now lives in Santa Cruz, just texted me the other day from Oahu asking me if I ever remember it being so hot when we were kids.

“Ice Water and Acai Bowls!” I told her. Those were the only things that felt good and helped me to cool off.

Mama Chia granola

Mama Chia Granola is my current favorite–a good way to add some extra protein to this smoothie bowl, especially if you eat this for breakfast (highly recommended in hot, hot weather!)

You don’t need those packets of frozen acai puree though, any frozen fruit will do.

I used frozen strawberries and blueberries, which combined look like the color of acai berries, and are still full of antioxidants.

I like to pour the frozen fruit puree over plain (dairy or non-dairy) yogurt, and garnish the top with a little fresh fruit and a couple of tablespoons of granola.
Smoothie Bowl, top side view

As we are in the midst of 100+ degree days here in California now, frozen smoothie bowls sound really good again.

Frozen Smoothie Bowl
Prep time
Total time
Serves: 2
  • ½ c. frozen strawberries
  • ½ c. frozen blueberries
  • ½ c. or more juice (apple or berry)
  • 1 c. plain or vanilla yogurt (dairy or non-dairy)
  • Fresh fruit to garnish
  • Granola to garnish
  1. Place juice and frozen fruit into a high powered blender. Process until smooth, adding a little more juice if needed.
  2. Portion half of the yogurt into 2 dishes. Top each with half of the pureed fruit. Garnish top with sliced fruit and granola as desired.