I had never really given açai bowls a fair chance in the past, simply because I thought there was yogurt somehow involved. After reading a fellow blogger’s post about this super food, I was educated and inspired.
I am thankful for this knowledge, because not only are they easy to make, they are healthy and delicious!
For this post I stripped down the recipe to the bare essentials, but as I did my research I have learned that there is basically no wrong way to make an açai bowl.
What you’ll need:
- One frozen açai smoothie packet. You won’t be able to pick this up at any grocery store. I got mine at Sprouts, but typically any health food store should have them.
- ½ cup of almond milk. This can be substituted with soy milk, hemp milk, rice milk, etc. Sometimes people even use apple juice, however, that will increase the sugar content.
- I didn’t do this, but if you like bananas you can blend in a banana to the mixture.
As the instructions say, you run the smoothie packet under the warm water for 5 seconds before blending. That is all the thawing that is needed because you want the bowl to maintain a thick consistency. Add the pack, milk, and optional banana in to the blender, and it shouldn’t take more than 30 seconds for the mixture to be done. (The banana may need a little longer.)
Toppings: If you have read any of my earlier posts, I am sure you can tell that I am an advocate of freedom of expression, so I encourage you to try your favorite toppings—not mine! This may be frustrating to people who need structure, but if you hate mangos why would you want them on your açai bowl? I will say people typically put granola and a few types of fruit.
Once you try making a basic açai bowl, it may be fun to try a more complicated recipe here is a link with a few ideas that sound really good!