I live in Honolulu, where acai bowls get lots of hype. There are shops that specialize in acai bowls, and even food trucks that serve them in empty parking lots. Acai bowls are a delicious, refreshing treat that people often enjoy after a day out in the hot sun. Some also claim acai has antioxidant, superfood status. I’m not sure about that, but I do know acai bowls taste amazing.
And great news – you don’t need to go out to get an acai bowl. You can easily make it yourself at home! To do this, you need frozen acai puree, like the Sambazon Organic Acai Superfruit Packs sold in Costco.
The acai puree is blended into a thick smoothie, then topped with fruit, granola, and honey. It can be a midday treat, but is also filling enough to be a meal.
Enjoy an acai bowl after a day at the beach, or simply for breakfast in the comfort of your home.
Recipe by Larissa Marks
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Prep time: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 acai bowl
- 2 4-ounce packets of frozen acai puree
- 1/2 cup juice or milk
- 1/2 cup frozen fruit (such as berries or bananas)
- 1/2 cup of fresh fruit for topping (such as berries, sliced bananas, etc.)
- 3-4 tablespoons granola (here is my Favorite Granola recipe)
- 1 tablespoon honey
Put acai packets under running water for about 5 seconds. Break up puree into pieces, and place into a blender. Add liquid and 1/2 cup of frozen fruit. Blend until thick and well-mixed.
Place blended puree into a bowl. Top with fruit and granola. Drizzle honey on top.