A busy mom with two kids knows those precious mornings shouldn’t be taken for granted. We got to chat with Tiffani Thiessen—the poster child for said moms everywhere—about how she makes that time count. For her, it’s all about whipping up something fun and healthy together. Read on for her favorite go-to breakfast (and to learn why açaí is so great), then be sure to check in with her Instagram feed for even more Sambazon Açaí recipes.
Psst, you’ll also definitely want to enter Sambazon’s Grand Prize Giveaway—complete with a Vitamix blender, a month’s supply of Sambazon Açaí Superfruit Packs and a signed copy of Tiffani Thiessen’s new cookbook, Pull Up a Chair.
What is açaí, anyway?
Açaí is a fruit, and Sambazon harvests it straight from the Amazon to make easy-to-use frozen packs that you can blend into bowls and smoothies (they’re certified organic, vegan, kosher and fair trade too). People love Sambazon Açaí for its delicious taste and because it’s packed with powerful clean nutrition, like antioxidants and healthy omegas that provide energy for performance and recovery, all while helping to promote heart, skin and brain health. One of the most versatile fruits in the world, açaí goes well with just about anything, so you can add it to your family’s favorite ingredients—like nut butters, chocolate, nuts and seeds—for a totally customized smoothie or bowl. Which is exactly why Tiffani loves Sambazon. Below you’ll see how she uses Açaí Superfruit Packs for breakfast bowls (they’re individually packaged and super convenient), but she’s also a fan of afternoon power smoothies for the kids and green detox açaí smoothies for when she wants to take time for herself.
Tiffani’s Go-To Breakfast Recipe:
“I absolutely love when I get to spend mornings in the kitchen with my kiddos. We have so much fun together, being silly and making a delicious and nutritious breakfast! One of Holt’s favorites is the Chocolate Dream Açaí Bowl—he loves that he gets to have chocolate for breakfast and can build his own bowl with yummy toppings. Because we use Sambazon Açaí Original Blend Superfruit Packs as the base of the bowl, we still get our nutrients in the form of antioxidants and healthy omegas, and the kids don’t even realize they are eating something that’s good for them.”
- 2 Sambazon Açaí Original Blend Superfruit Packs
- ½ frozen banana
- ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder
- ¼ cup cold unsweetened coconut cream
- 1 date, pitted and finely chopped
- Cacao nibs, semisweet chocolate chunks, granola, banana slices, strawberry slices and fresh blueberries
Tiffani’s Tip: To get that perfect thick and creamy texture for açaí bowls, use frozen bananas.