I was ordering a green juice at Juice Generation a few weeks ago and I noticed that a lot of people were ordering these bowls with fruit and various toppings. They were acai bowls which I’ve come to learn are thicker smoothies made with acai (ah-sigh-ee), an amazonian berry, as the main ingredient. They looked so delicious I decided to make my own with the ingredients that I wanted to eat. I went to my local health food store and bought frozen acai berry. Sambazon seems to be the dominant brand for all things acai. They even have a recipe for acai bowls on the back of the package so I bought all the ingredients right then and there. Acai bowls are as easy to make as smoothies and a delicious addition to your breakfast rotation. The recipe below is my favorite combination of ingredients but you can add or eliminate any of them.
Serves 2 – Ingredients for the bowl: 2 frozen unsweetened Sambazon acai berry | 1/4 avocado | 1 cup of greens | 1 – 1.5 cup of unsweetened almond milk | 1/2 banana | 1/4 cup frozen blueberries | Toppings: raspberries | coconut shavings | gluten free granola by Purely Elizabeth | banana | kiwi
Directions: Blend all the ingredients together in a blender. I added a cup of almond milk first and then added more as necessary. It should be thicker than a smoothie. Top with coconut shavings, granola, and fruit.