Pie? For breakfast? Yes, please! When I first saw the idea for this Acai Breakfast Pie I was so excited and wanted to come up with a way to make my own paleo version (for paleo and whole30 simply omit the gluten free oats on top). I’m really excited about what I came up with and can’t wait to share it with all of you.
It’s basically an acai bowl in a pie tin! And who doesn’t love acai bowls and pie?
If you’re not too worried about the paleo aspect of this pie, a graham cracker crust would be absolutely delicious too!
Acai Breakfast Pie
Pie Crust Ingredients:
- 2 cups almond meal/flour
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 Tbl coconut oil
- 1 large egg
- 2 Sambazon Acai Smoothie Packs (I find mine in the freezer section at Costco)
- 1 cup frozen fruit (I use Costco’s Festival Blend: mango, papaya, pineapple, strawberry)
- 1 cup cold apple juice
- Almond Milk or Water
- Handful of spinach (optional)
- Handful of Berries
- Banana, diced
- Frozen berries (I used Organic Antioxidant Blend from Costco)
- Fresh berries – blueberries, raspberries, strawberries
- Gluten-free Granola (omit for Whole30)
- Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
Pie Crust Instructions:
- Place flour and salt in food processor and pulse briefly. (My Blendtec worked great)
- Add coconut oil and egg and pulse until mixture forms a ball
- Press dough into a 9-inch pie dish
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes
- Allow to cool completely before adding frozen filling (I put mine in the freezer to cool quickly)
- To your Blendtec blender add apple juice, spinach, 2 Acai Smoothie Packs, frozen fruit, and blend on “Smoothie” function until smooth. Add almond milk/water slowly as needed; you want the consistency to stay as thick as possible.
- Fill your pie crust with half of smoothie mix then layer with banana, berries and granola.
- Repeat with remainder of smoothie mix and top with bananas, berries, granola, and coconut.
- Freeze and bring out 1-2 hours before serving.
Adapted from: Kristin Andrus