If you haven't tried an acai bowl yet, you're seriously missing out. I first tried one at a little Brazilian spot when I lived in San Francisco and have been hooked ever since. This sweet, nutritious bowl makes the perfect summertime breakfast.
Acai has been an extremely trendy superfood for a while now, and for very good reasons. 1. It's absolutely delicious. 2. This Brazilian berry is loaded with antioxidants and healthy omegas, and when blended into a frozen bowl, is so satisfying on a hot day. You can find frozen packets of pureed acai (make sure to get unsweetened) at your local health food store.
Making an acai bowl is so easy. Here's a variation of a recipe that I love:
- 1 packet of unsweetened, pureed acai (I like the Sabazon brand)
- 1 frozen banana
- unsweetened almond milk or coconut water, to your consistency preference
- seasonal fruit like mangoes, strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, etc. can be blended into the bowl or as toppings
- toppings, like shredded coconut, sliced fruit, granola, nuts, and sweetener if desired
Blend acai, banana, milk or coconut water, and other fruit you like in a blender. Add more liquid for a smoothie consistency, and less for a bowl. Then add your toppings. That's it! It's soo easy and yummy.