Updated: Jun 29, 2018
Ever since I got my own coconut bowl, I absolutely love using it. Plus, it comes with a wooden spoon that's definitely better than stainless steel. When I first received the bowl, I made an açai bowl as an "initiation" for it.
I love making açai bowl because it is so refreshing and nutritious. In the summer, it makes a perfect snack or even breakfast!
What is Açai exactly? Well, first it is pronounced "ah-sa-ee". I'm telling you this because I used to pronounce it "ah-chay".
Açai bowl's main ingredient is açai powder, which comes from açai berries that are native to South America. They are high in anti-oxidants, which makes it great for your skin and heart health. Other than that, they are also a good source of fibre, which helps with your digestion.
Recipe (serves 2 bowls)
2 cups of frozen red berries (strawberries/raspberries)
2 frozen sliced bananas
4 tablespoons açai powder
1 cup sugar free plant milk (nut or coconut)
2 tablespoons nut butter
1/2 - 1 tbsp of sticky sweetener of choice (honey or maple syrup) - can omit if you like; depends on your sweet preference
Fresh fruits (berries, bananas, etc.)
Chia/flax seeds, Nuts
Coconut flakes/shredded coconut
Add the frozen berries, frozen bananas, acai powder, plant milk, nut butter and sticky sweetener to a blender
Blend until you get a creamy and smooth mixture. Add extra plant milk as needed to get the blender running
Pour the mixture into the bowls and top with sliced fresh fruits, seeds, nuts, granola (gluten-free one, if you are gluten-free), coconut flakes/shredded coconuts, cacao nibs and other optional toppings.
Enjoy it! Don't forget to share your finished product and tag @bitetoroots! I would love to see your açai bowl.