Açai Bowls

It’s summertime and you know what that means. It’s a time for smoothies, juices, ice cream and everything in between. Including açai bowls! I love açai bowls, but I feel like they’re something that I would make on a special occasion and not every day. The best thing about açai bowls are how creative you can get with your toppings.

Processed with VSCO with s2 presetProcessed with VSCO with s2 presetIngredients: Base-Açai powder – (nuts.com)Frozen bananas Blueberries Liquid (coconut water, water, almond milk) Toppings: This is the fun part because you can choose to do as many or as little toppings as you’d like. For my acai bowl, I chose to put: Chia seeds – energy booster Banana slices Strawberry slices Cubed mangos Coconut flakes Hemp hearts – plant-based protein Almond slices Granola Honey drizzled on top Some other topping choices would include: Goji berries – boost energyBlueberries – adds more antioxidants Bee pollen – immunity booster/ amino acid powerhouse Cacao Nibs – chocolaty flavor that provides vitamins, mineral, and fiber Kiwi Almond butter – calcium, protein Pomegranate seeds And the list goes on and on, but that’s the best part about acai bowls is decorating it how you please.


Directions:

  1. In a blender put the blueberries, frozen banana, and acai powder and your choice of liquid. (bonus: adding an avocado to the base, creates a smooth and creamy texture and adds in healthy fats)
  2. Blend until smooth and place in a bowl (I find wooden bowls work best for acai bowls because they don’t melt as quickly)
  3. Top it off. Add your choice of toppings from the list above or any other toppings you’d prefer and enjoy!

Tip: keeping your bowl in the freezer while you prepare your toppings helps keep your base from melting

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