A-cai…A-ky-i….Ac-ai…..i still don’t know the right way to pronounce it but i sure know how to make it!
What is an Acai Bowl anyways? An acai bowl is a dish eaten usually for breakfast that has the consistency of ice-cream and to be honest tastes better than ice cream, and yes, its completely healthy! Acai bowls are essentially a thick smoothie that is poured into a bowl and eaten with a spoon instead of being drank. One of the reasons im completely OBSESSED with smoothie bowls is because there are endless amounts of toppings you can put on it, and im going to show you a couple of my all-time favorites!
Why should i be eating Acai Bowls anyways?! ( I mean, besides the ARTSY Instagram pic that is to be taken afterwards). Well, Acai berries contain antioxidants, fiber and heart-healthy fats. They may have more antioxidant content than other commonly eaten berries, such as cranberries, blueberries and strawberries. They are a great start to your day! Lets get to the recipe!
Difficulty: Easy Time: 5 Minuites Serves: 1
You will need:
- 1 Frozen Banana
- 1 Unsweetened Acai Packet ( can be found at health food store/whole foods)
- *IF YOU CANNOT FIND ACAI THEN USE 1 CUP FROZEN MIXED BERRIES*
- 3/4-1 cup of non-dairy milk ( almond,coconut,soy)
- Toppings of choice: (Coconut Shreds, Granola,Buckinis, Fresh Fruit, Nuts, Seeds,Almond Butter, Peanut Butter, Molasis, Oats, hemp seeds, chia seeds)
Blend your frozen banana, Acai/mixed berries and milk until you get the desired consistency ( it should resemble frozen yogurt). You may need to stop the blending process and mix contents with a spoon to assist the blender. Once you have your base then transfer to a bowl and top with whatever your heart desires! But be quick as it can melt fast! * depends on how frozen your fruit is*.
My Fav Combos:
PB Acai: Base, Peanut butter drizzle * peanut butter mixed with a little water to thin it out* , Granola, Chia Seeds.
Berry Acai: Base, Fresh strawberries, blueberries and banana, chia seeds and almond butter.
Tropical Acai: Base, coconut shavings, cashews, hemp seeds, and mango/pineapple.
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