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Very Berry Acai Bowl

Big fan of açaí bowls but never tried making one yourself? Try out this recipe – it’s no harder than making a smoothie and most grocery stores seek the açaí now!

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Did you know you can buy frozen acai packets at most Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s? I recently discovered them so I decided a few days ago to try to make one on my own. I failed miserably. Thankfully, today I succeeded in making a great acai bowl in less than 5 minutes and can now share how to do so successfully.

BEST FOR- times you want a fresh & quick breakfast/lunch/snack!

MUSICAL PAIRING- “It’s You” by Duck Sauce

INGREDIENTS
(serves 1)

1 packet frozen acai (I used Sambazon brand)
½ cup coconut milk, unsweetened
½ frozen blueberries
½ frozen rasberries
1 tbs chia seeds
1 large banana, cut in pieces NOT FROZEN
½ fresh raspberries
½ fresh blueberries
3 large strawberries, cut
Honey or agave

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DIRECTIONS

  1. Run frozen acai packet under water for 5-10 seconds. This is super important because if you don’t it will be way too frozen and will not blend well.
  2. Combine acai packet, coconut milk, frozen berries, half of the banana, and chia seeds in a blender or magic bullet. Blend. It may be hard to blend because there’s not a ton of liquid but DO NOT add more than a half cup of liquid otherwise you will end with runny acai soup (as I did on my first try). Not what we’re going for here.
  3. Add toppings of choice! I went for fresh raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, bananas, the other banana half, and honey. I realized later I had meant to add my coconut flakes and granola. The possibilities are endless and it’s really just a personal preference. You’re done!

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NOTES

  • My first mistake was adding way too much liquid and ending up with a really runny acai bowl. Do not do this. Do not go over ½ cup of liquid.
  • The other issue is not having too little liquid and too many frozen things that the blender cannot blend. To fix this without adding more liquid, make sure you limit your super frozen ingredients. So, don’t use frozen banana and ensure you run your acai under water before putting it in the blender. If you’re still having issues, chop up the chunk of acai to help the blender out.

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