Friends and Food


Heather Jacobson, Reporter

Friends and Food


Pres girls  know that there is nothing better than great friends– except great friends with food.

The internet, books, and people’s faces are filled with food. And it’s usually not just any food, but the trendiest of culinary fads, whether that’s the trendy dragon’s breath from Japantown or the cute little popsicles at Popbar.

But not everyone can get to these must-eat locations or even afford them. But don’t despair! There are plenty of DIY trendy foods created just for you!

Are you craving that $9 acai bowl from The Source at the moment? Now you can make your own. All you need is:

1/2 small banana
1 100-g (3.5-oz) pack frozen unsweetened acai berry pulp

1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/4 cup blueberries
1/2 kiwi, peeled and sliced or chopped
1/2 small banana, sliced
1/4 cup peeled and chopped pineapple or mango
1/4 cup strawberries, sliced
1/4 cup granola, optional
Drizzle of raw honey, optional (


Or are you in the mood to cool off with some yogurt pops?

1/4 cup fruit purée
1/4 cup jam or citrus curd
2 tablespoons cocoa or matcha powder
1/4 cup nut or seed butter, like peanut, almond, or tahini (choose something runny, so that you can fully mix it into the yogurt without leaving pockets)
3/4 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
1/4 cup Grape Nuts or other crunchy cereal
1 tablespoon bourbon or rum
Fruit purée
Cracker or cookie crumbs
Chocolate sauce
Nut or seed butter, like peanut, almond, or tahini
Chocolate or candy bar chunks
Toasted oats
Cracker or cookie crumbs
Toasted, chopped nuts or seeds
Toasted wheat germ
Toasted coconut flakes
Melted chocolate (to drizzle or dunk)
Crushed cereal (