Making Acai Bowls at Home

Acai bowls are kind of all-the-rage right now. Acai is emerging as an incredible superfood - from Brazil - and breakfast staple. It's a food crazy I'm personally excited about because it's a healthy one (as opposed to donuts and cupcakes). 

My version of the acai bowl doesn't include Sambazon; instead it's a frozen creation that uses acai powder of choice. But of course, if you have Sambazon frozen already and don't want to invest in the powder form, then go ahead and sub that. 

I also post the recipe on my instagram account a few weeks ago which is something I do from time to time, so let's connect on Instagram as well. 

I'm also on snapchat as puremamas - and there I talk about what I'm eating and fun healthy plant-based food tips. Last week was kale - how to best store it with lemon juice, etc. 

The best part of these bowls are the toppings. I love to add whatever is in season and most fresh at the time. But you can add:

kiwis

bananas

berries

mango

guava

cinnamon

vanilla

coconut sugar

granola

coconut

pineapple

papaya

etc.

I recommend berries right now. They are so sweet and perfect. 

Acai Bowl Base Recipe

yields 1 large bowl or 2 smaller ones

Ingredients

2 frozen really ripe large bananas

1/2 cup any other frozen fruit

1/2 cup water or almond milk

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 cup acai powder + Tbsp more

Garnish

granola of choice

fruit, chopped

coconut shreds, etc. 

Directions

+ In a high speed blender, add frozen bananas, fruit and liquid of choice. Blend until bananas are totally smooth. 

+ Add vanilla and acai powder. Blend again. You'll have to use a spatula to scrape the sides a few times. It will be a thick mixture. 

+ Pour acai mixture into a large bowl.  Sprinkle with toppings/garnish of choice. I used Purely Elizabeth's gluten-free granola. 

+ It's nice to add a little protein to this as well like hemp seeds or a even a protein powder can be added for added calories and nutrition. 

Enjoy this and I hope it becomes a staple for your family as well. 

If you make it and enjoy it, please leave a comment; I'd really appreciate it. Or better yet take a pic and tag me in it over on Instagram or Facebook. #PureMamas