How to Make an Acai Bowl

How to make an acai bowl

The following post is sponsored by Whole Foods.
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Acai bowls. You may or may not have seen them on TV, social media, or in magazines. Until this past weekend, I never thought to make my own. They looked complicated and intimidating. Spoiler alert: they are really simple. Today, I’m sharing with you how to make an acai bowl, because I know you’ll become just as obsessed as I am. 

In case you’re not familiar, the acai berry is known to have numerous health benefits. 

1. Lowers cholesterol, due to the level of anthocyanin – a plant antioxidant
2. Fights viral and parasitic infections
3. Helps maintain a healthy weight
4. Gives your skin a healthy glow
5. Aids with digestive upset
6. Prevents inflammation
7. Combats fatigue and exhaustion 

Sounds pretty great to me! I stopped at my local Whole Foods and picked up all the ingredients needed for the bowl. I took advantage of the bulk section to purchase a small amount of chia and flax seeds since I don’t use them too frequently. (Side note: I’m definitely going to be buying full bags of chia and flax seeds ASAP because I recently read some amazing articles about ways to incorporate them in my diet.) 

If you don’t have a Whole Foods near you, here are chia seeds and flax seeds you can purchase online. 

How to Make an Acai Bowl

How to Make an Acai Bowl

Simple Acai Bowl
Serves 1
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Ingredients
  1. 2 packets of frozen acai pulp (I used Sambazon's Superfruit Packs)
  2. 1 ripe banana
  3. 1/4 cup vanilla almond milk
  4. 4 strawberries, sliced
  5. 1 kiwi, sliced
  6. a handful of blueberries
  7. 1 tablespoon coconut flakes
  8. 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  9. 1 tablespoon flax seeds
Instructions
  1. Before opening your acai packets, run them under water for 5 seconds to thaw. Break the frozen pulp into smaller pieces.
  2. In a blender, combine the acai, banana and almond milk.
  3. Blend on low for 10-15 seconds. The consistency should be thick enough to eat with a spoon.
  4. Pour into bowl and top with strawberries, kiwi, blueberries, coconut flakes, chia and flax seeds.
  5. Eat immediately.
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I’m already brainstorming other acai bowls to create – including a pumpkin one for fall! So be on the lookout for many more acai bowl recipe posts in the very near future. 

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5 Comments

  1. August 18, 2015 / 11:36 am

    So simple and so delicious!! I love acai bowls! 🙂

    • August 18, 2015 / 10:12 pm

      I can’t believe how simple it was! IDK why I waited this long to make them. Thanks for reading, Liz!

  2. Lisa Graham
    September 27, 2015 / 4:39 pm

    Hi! I am wondering where do you buy the acai pulp packs for this recipe? Also, I havent tasted these packs before are they sweet & tart like a raspberry?

    • Lisa Graham
      September 27, 2015 / 4:40 pm

      Oops I meant to say other than Whole Foods? Sorry.

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