For the last few years, the Acai (and fruit) bowl trend has really taken off mainly because they’re absolutely delicious! Businesses all over the country have even opened shops that are based around the whole idea of açaí bowls and is the main source of revenue, with some juices and smoothies available too.
This is a great concept and these bowls could be very beneficial to a having a healthier lifestyle, if made correctly. However, as we all know (if you have a healthy diet), the better the food is for you the more expensive it could cost. Which is probably why America is one of the most unhealthiest place on the planet, people don’t want to spend a lot of money – I don’t blame you, neither do I and if you’ve tried these bowls they are pretty pricey, ranging from $8-15 in some places…
Most my blog posts (and podcast episodes) hopefully allow you to create things at home that are just as good as buying them in a shop/restaurant, might not be better but it’ll be less expensive for sure!
Below is a simple recipe to make your very own Acai Bowl at home with just a few ingredients. More importantly, you can change up the ingredients (fruits, toppings, etc) according to what you want in it or what your body needs…
WHAT YOU’LL NEED (Total Time – Less than 10min):
- 1 cup of mixed fruits mango, pineapple (frozen)
- 1/4 cup of kale or spinach
- Add green matcha (optional)
- 1/2 cup of Coconut (or Almond) Milk
- Just a few cubes of ice
- 1 scoop of Protein Powder (optional, I use Pea Protein)
- High Powered Blender
- Your toppings (granola, banana, other fruits, chia seeds, coconut shreds, honey, etc)
HOW TO MAKE:
- Combine all the ingredients into a blender, personally, I use the new Ninja Blender – it’s the best in my opinion and last forever.
- Blend until it’s thick, you don’t want this runny like a smoothie since bowls aren’t meant to be drank with a straw, it’s a bowl so a spoon is the way to go (add ice, water, almond milk until you’re satisfied with the consistency.
- Pour into a bowl and add your toppings, that’s it!
- Usually I like to pair my bowls with a slice of Gluten Free bread with some Almond Butter or for this meal, Avocado Toast!
PS – When I make Avocado Toast, I usually mix ONE avocado into a bowl with a squeeze of lime, toss in some red pepper flakes and a little a garlic. Once it’s mixed together smoothly, I put about a spoonful on top of the toast and top it off with chia seeds and local honey. Mmm, so good!
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