Stuffed! – Almond-Coconut Açaí Boats – Review

As the author mentions in her introduction, stuffed fruits and veggies or “boats” are an excellent way to add variety and flavor to your diet. Simply and easily transform your food with Stuffed!.

After the brief introduction, come the recipes which have been separated into 11 different categories:

  • Pepper Boats
  • Cucumber Boats
  • Eggplant Boats
  • Sweet Potato Boats
  • Squash Boats
  • Mushroom Boats
  • Baked Potato Boats
  • Avocado Boats
  • Tomato Boats
  • Zucchini Boats
  • Fruit Boats

The title page for each category includes a list of all of the recipes included with their page numbers.

The recipes themselves include prep, cook, and/or total time, yield, and easy to follow instructions. Many of the recipes in the cookbook do not have a photo, but those that do are full page and beautifully captured.

The recipes included offer a wide variety of colorful foods allowing you to achieve the color rainbow should have in your diet. Given that the author does mention these are healthier choices in the introduction, I found it surprising that there are no nutritional values included in recipes.

Because of the nature of “boats”, it is easy to be creative. I am entirely sure anyone can adapt these recipes to their families favorite foods. And since “boats” are very portable and easy to pick up to eat (in most cases), many of these recipes would be excellent for a party.

No Additional Information

I was disappointed by the lack of additional details in the recipes. There were no tips or tricks about various ingredients, no make-ahead suggestions.

This is the kind of detail which really makes it a book special. Knowing which recipes can be made hours or days in advance (without worry of discoloration) or if they can be partially assembled just adding the final ingredient(s) at the last minute, could be invaluable if you want them for a large party.

Overall of the recipes are a terrific selection and an excellent variety. For the included recipe I have chosen Almond-Coconut Açaí Boats. Enjoy!

Almond-Coconut Açaí Boats

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Total time: 15 minutes
Makes2 as a breakfast


  • 2 3.5 ounce packages Açaí frozen, unsweetened, 100 g
  • 1 banana frozen
  • 1 cup pineapple frozen (245 g)
  • 1 cup almond milk unsweetened (235 mL)
  • 1 coconut halved
  • 1/2 cup granola (61 g)
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes toasted (18 g)
  • 1 cup berries fresh, such as raspberries, blueberries, or blackberries (125 g)


  • Combine the Açaí, banana, pineapple, and almond milk in a blender. Purée until smooth.
  • Pour the smoothie into the coconut boots and top with the granola, coconut flakes, and berries. Serve immediately.


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