Basic Acai Bowl

Acai bowl – the smoothie you eat with a spoon

 Until I tried this myself, I was quite the acai bowl skeptic. I’m not the biggest fan of smoothies so I didn’t really get the hype or huge pull.

Boy, was I wrong. Being able to eat with a spoon (and even chew!) made me slow down and really taste each bite.

Three huge pluses with acai bowls

  1. Easy. Prep, clean up, and shopping are all a breeze. Can also be prepped before and blended in the AM!
  2. Nutritious. Fruit, nuts, seeds, milk – need I say more?
  3. Customizable. Between the blender ingredients and the toppings, the options are nearly endless.

Basic Acai Bowl

            serves – 2                                                                                                            total time – 10 min

Ingredients

  • 2 cups strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 frozen sliced bananas
  • 4 tbsp acai powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (or milk of choice), plus more as needed
  • 2 tablespoons nut or seed butter (optional)

Topping ideas:

  • Fresh fruit, sliced (I used kiwi, mango and strawberries)
  • Chia seeds
  • Granola
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Dried berries
  • Nuts (better if chopped)

Directions

  1. Add the fruits, acai powder, coconut milk, and nut or seed butter to a blender. Blend until creamy and smooth, adding extra coconut milk as needed to get the blender running. Think frozen-yogurt consistency.
  2. Spoon the acai mixture into bowls and top with sliced fruit, chia seeds, and any other toppings.

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