I first discovered the magic of acai bowls whilst living in LA, and I’ve been a huge fan of them ever since. It’s such a simple concept- just a thick, smoothie bowl essentially- but it packs so much flavor and provides a healthy breakfast alternative to the standard pancake & bacon combo. I also love eating these for lunch too, as they’re incredibly filling and always give me an energy boost to help get me through the rest of the day. And I love how it’s so easy to customize and switch up just by changing the toppings, so that you’ll never get bored with it! A personal favorite addition of mine is adding a pinch of mint on mornings where I want to feel extra awake!
After searching through many recipes online, I managed to create my own perfect acai mixture that’s super easy to throw together in a blender when I want a quick, but healthy meal. Because nothing beats guilt-free foods that still taste ah-mazing! Plus you can have fun decorating and arranging your toppings, which is one of my favorite parts. I’ve included the easy-peasy instructions below if you’d like to give it a try yourself!
What You Need (Makes 1 large serving):
1 frozen acai packet- available in the frozen fruit section at the grocery store
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 ripe banana
10 frozen strawberries
1 tbsp. honey
3/4 cup milk
Extra fruit & granola for toppings
Mix all ingredients together in large blender until it reaches a sorbet-like consistency. If the mixture seems too thin, add in ice cubes until desired thickness is reached. Note, it is important that all the fruit (except the banana) are frozen because it will help achieve that nice, thick texture!
Once you’re happy with your base, pour into a large bowl and top with various fruit. All the berries are a great addition, but I personally think cut grapes complement the acai bowls best! You can also top it with some oats or granola to help make it more filling!
If you try this recipe for yourself, be sure to tag me in the pictures on twitter & instagram @ashleyysykora!