If you even knew how much time I’ve spent in line waiting for my fav acai bowl, you’d laugh! So rather than spend $10 every time the craving strikes, here is my own Acai Bowl Recipe you can make (in mere minutes) at home!
Here is my favorite Acai Bowl Recipe which hs been on my mind for years – ever since I spent a few weeks in Brazil and ate them on the daily! Let’s break it down shall we…
What is Acai?
Acai is a HUGE staple in South and Central America! It grows on acai palm trees native to the Amazon (fun fact, I once climbed an Acai tree in hopes of getting high enough to get the fruit and that was a big fat no!) The actual berry has a short shelf life so you won’t find fresh acai in the states. Instead you can find frozen acai packed in the freezer section that will do the trick! I like the Sambazon variety – and it comes sweetened or unsweetened!
What does acai taste like?
It tastes like magic! It’s sweet and tropical and a little reminiscent of a blackberry + pomegranate combo!
What makes a great acai bowl recipe?
Good question! You’ll find my go-to Acai Bowl recipe below. And you can make them even more special with any number of toppings. Fresh fruit, granola, nut butters, honey drizzles, shredded coconut, cacao nibs, chia seeds or hemp hearts… the list goes on. It’s basically a smoothie bowl with toppings and I am here for it!
Coconut Acai Bowl Recipe
For the Acai Puree
- 2 acai Superfruit Packs (I use the Sambazon packs found at Whole Foods)
- 1 large banana
- 1/2 cup coconut water or unsweetened vanilla almond milk
For the toppings:
- Sliced Strawberries
- Sliced Bananas
- Shredded Coconut
- Crumbled Granola
- Blend the 2 frozen acai packs in a blender with the banana and coconut water or almond milk until it’s thick and smooth like a smoothie.
- Top with sliced strawberries, sliced bananas, toasted coconut and crumbled granola. Enjoy immediately.