Simple Acai Bowl Recipe

For a small period of time I was pronouncing it as ah-kai. Then I was quickly corrected some lovely folks over at Maui's Farmer's Market where I first fell in love with one. Acai {Ah-sigh-ee}!  Acai is a very special small purple superfruit from the Amazon. It promotes a healthy heart and is packed full of antioxidants, omega-3s and amino acids. These little guys outrank nearly any other super fruit on the planet, maybe even the universe.

When I make mine at home I like to keep it very simple and try my best to not overcomplicate it. Mostly because its been rare for me to have moments in life where I can just stand still for a moment to make a complicated meal. 

Acai Bowl Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 acai pouch (3.53 oz) , frozen and crushed
  • 1 banana, plus 1/2 cup sliced bananas for garnish
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk
  • 1/3 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup granola, I used vanilla crunch from Whole Foods bulk section
  • 1 TBSP of chia seeds

Directions:

Combine acai, 1 banana, strawberries, berries, and almond milk in a blender. Blend until smooth. Make sure that the consistency is still pretty thick, you don't want it to be a smoothie consistency. Spoon out mixture into a bowl and top with granola, sliced bananas, coconut, and chia seeds. 

Enjoy!