How to Make Your Own Acai Bowl

in , by Felipa Villegas, 10:18 PM
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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