You see acai bowls on the menu of most smoothie shops these days, but most of them are sweetened and end up being more of a high-sugar dessert than a healthy smoothie bowl. So I wanted to share my go-to recipe for an at-home, healthy acai bowl.
This superfood bowl packs a ton of nutrient power - acai is one of the highest antioxidant fruits in the world! It's full of anti-aging benefits (great for your skin) and boosts your immune system.
All you need is frozen fruit, acai, almond milk, cinnamon, and almond butter! I buy my acai in powder form because most of the frozen packs you find at the grocery store have sugar added to them. With the powder you know you're getting pure acai berry! You can find it at most health food stores.
TOOLS + INGREDIENTS:
FROZEN RIPE BANANAS - 2 LARGE
FROZEN BLUEBERRIES + RASPBERRIES (I also used strawberries)- ½ C
ALMOND MILK (or any alternative) - ¼ C, then as needed
ACAI POWDER - 4 TBSP
NUT BUTTER (I suggest almond!) - 1 TBSP
CINNAMON - A DASH
Add all the frozen fruit and almond milk into your food processor.
Process it until it becomes a silky smooth consistency. This will take a few minutes of pulsing and you'll occasionally need to remove the lid to scrape down the sides. If needed, you can add a little more milk to get it mixing.
Once it's ice cream consistency, add in the acai powder, nut butter, and cinnamon. Little tip: I like to fold some ice cream over it so the powder won't poof everywhere and mostly stays blended!
Blend again until everything is mixed, transfer to a bowl and you're ready for toppings!
FRESH OR FROZEN FRUIT
Wow. I could eat this any time of day...