When I think of acai bowls, I think of a health guru taking in the sunshine at a juice cafe near a roaring beach in some laid back town in California. (take me there now!)
It is completely okay if you had a hard time pronouncing the name of this nutrient dense bowl of goodness, I still do sometimes. (
Say it with me, AH-SIGH-EE.)
I’ve seen these amazing looking bowls on instagram, and on blogs everywhere, so I decided to look into making one of my own.
According to webmd, acai comes from the acai palm tree, which is native to Central and South America.
Some studies show that acai fruit pulp is even richer in antioxidants than cranberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, or blueberries
Ready to see how you too can make this antioxidant filled and energy boosting meal?
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
-Frozen Acai Berry (USDA organic Sambazon)
-Organic Coconut Milk
-Organic Goji Berries (packed with Vitamin A, C and Iron)
-Granola (I used “Purely Elizabeth”: made with organic quinoa, amaranth and chia seeds)
-Bananas (I made two bowls (one for my bestie and one for myself), so I used 1/2 for the mix and 1 for topping)
-Raw and Shelled Hemp Hearts
You can also add even more superfood excellence by adding a pack of Goji and Acai powder (OPTIONAL)
-add 2 packs of frozen acai
-Add 1/2 of a banana
-Add 1/2 a cup of coconut milk and your optional Green Superfood Goji and Acai packet
-Now blend, stirring the mixture to ensure everything is blended. It should have a thick consistency when you’re finished blending
-Create your bowl
-You can add your fruit in any design you would like, as well as add any other fruit options you want (strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, mango etc)
-For an extra crunch, sprinkle some granola over the top of your beautifully laid bowl
-There you have it! Your very own acai bowl, just in time for the bright spring sunshine!
Question of the Day: Are you a fan of this health food trend? What fruit do you love to add on top?
Leave a comment below or let me know on twitter!