Good Morning, guys! How was your weekend? Sharing a new favorite with you today that’s guaranteed to make your Monday ten times better! I ordered an acai bowl at Rise Up coffee recently (if you’re local, they have two locations in Salisbury, MD and one in Easton, MD) and LOVED it. I also tried one at Real Raw Organics in Ocean City recently. After eating one here too, I (unofficially) deemed acai bowls to be liquid gold.
A little bit about acai…
Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) bowls are created using a blend of frozen fruit or berries, acai powder, and a little milk if desired. I purchased Navitas acai powder at the Vitamin Shoppe in Salisbury, but it can also be found online at Amazon here.
Acai powder is created from acai berries that have been freeze dried and then ground into a dark purple colored powder. Even as the berries are milled into powder, the high levels of antioxidants remain. Acai is a “superfruit,” which means it provides multiple health benefits in just one serving. Acai powder is loaded with antioxidants, is flavored packed while still low in calories and sugar, and provides dietary fiber, omega fatty acids, and other micronutrients. Acai powder has a mild taste of chocolate and berries, making it the perfect addition to smoothies, shakes, or acai bowls.
Here’s how I made my acai bowl at home!
- 3 tsp. acai powder
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/3 cup blueberries
- 1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 banana
- coconut flakes
Combine the acai powder, frozen banana, blueberries, and almond milk in a food processor or blender. Mix until a smooth consistency forms, adding more almond milk if necessary. Set aside.
Cut 1/2 a banana into slices and layer in a small bowl. Pour the acai mixture on top, and layer with the rest of your toppings –> the best part. It’s kind of like fro-yo; the more toppings, the better.
I used strawberries, blueberries, granola, and coconut on top, but any other fruits, nut butters, or seeds are delicious options as well. Grab a spoon and dig in!
- Acai bowls – ever had one?
- Favorite toppings?