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Classic Acai Bowl

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Recipe republished from Mika Vibes (@mikavibes)

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.

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!

 

Makes 1 bowl

TOOLS + INGREDIENTS

  • Food Processor (if you don't have one a blender will work ok)
  • Frozen Ripe Bananas - 2 large
  • Frozen Blueberries + Raspberries - 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

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. add all the frozen fruit and tablespoon of almond milk into your food processor.
  2. process it until it becomes a silky smooth consistency - this will take a few minutes of pulsing and removing the lid to scrape the sides down. you might need to add more milk to get it really churning - but keep on pulsing!
  3. then add in the acai powder, nut butter, and cinnamon (I like to fold some ice-cream over it so the powder will stay mostly blended and not poof everywhere).
  4. blend until creamy again.
  5. top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

I highly, highly recommend getting a food processor! For these frozen fruit ice creams, a food processor doesn't need much liquid and so will make the blend super thick and creamy - the exact texture of ice cream!

Topping ideas: granola, dates, fruit, coconut flakes, nut butter, chia seeds, cacao nibs, buckwheat

 

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