How to Make Your Own Acai Bowl

If you’re like me and follow other bloggers or foodies on Instagram or Snapchat, you might have noticed the biggest trend in foods these days are Acai Bowls! So, acai is a Brazillian berry that grows in the Amazon, or so says the packaging and every other article I’ve read online. I went to a local juice bar here in Dallas, or rather, Highland Park called Nektar Juice Bar. It was delicious! However, I had to choose either 3-4 days a week of my usual Starbucks or an acai bowl that’s around $7? I chose the coffee, but I did want to know if I could buy this stuff to make a bowl at home. And guess what? I found it!

I took a trip to my local Whole Foods because after some googling; everyone said that you couldn’t get the actual berry in the states, only in powder or frozen puree. I found the frozen puree in the frozen section at Whole Foods, and later found out they sold the powder at Vitamin Shoppe (this yields more product). It was $5 for a package of 4 acai frozen puree packets. Not bad considering one packet yields one bowl or smoothie. Below is the recipe I used to make my acai bowl.

GETTING STARTED:

First gather all the materials you would like to go in your bowl. Remember you can add anything to it in terms of fruit, but this time, I stuck the similar bowl I tasted at Nektar.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Sambazon – Acai Berry Unsweetened
  • Kind Protein Granola
  • Silk – Cashew Milk
  • Honey
  • Mando Fruit Blend – Unsweetened
  • Roasted coconut
  • Banana (not pictured)
  • Blender

DIRECTIONS:

Use one packet of the Sambazon acai and run it under a little warm water to soften and make it easier to come out of it’s packaging. Then, add that to your blender. Measure 1/2 a cup of the cashew milk and add that to the blender as well. I used Cashew milk in this recipe, but you could also use juice, I recommend CranApple or any other non-dairy milk. The packaging also recommends not use milk, so stick to non-dairy. Add two hand fulls of the frozen fruit into the blender as well. Normally, I would only add half a frozen banana to the mix, but I didn’t have any frozen so I added the frozen fruit. Then add honey for some sweetness. The honey is more to your liking. I added about a tablespoon. And blend. If you see that your blender is having a hard time blending, shake around or and small splash of milk or liquid. You really want to have a thick blend, similar to a Jamba Juice shake.

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE INGREDIENTS

ACAI BOWL!



Will you all be trying this recipe? Have you ever had an acai bowl before? Let me know in the comments below!

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