I had come across a few posts and pretty photos about Açai bowls on my Pinterest page and thought it was just a trend in the market that will soon die down. I later then looked deeper into these bowls and discovered not only do these pretty little bowls look and taste amazing, they are full of antioxidants and nutrients.
So where does the name açai bowl come from? Well açai is actually a deep rich purple berry found in the Amazon region and is known to be a superfood. As these berries have a short shelf life, they are sold as a frozen fruit, powder or pressed juice and you can purchase this locally at your supermarket or market.
Now let’s get into how to making one of these amazing babies!
First you will need to make the açai mix which is a combination of ingredients mixed together in a blender to create a thick creamy texture.
In this you can include;
– Avocado or Greek yoghurt for thickness
– Half a banana
– Fresh or frozen blueberries and raspberries ( most people recommend frozen berries because it helps create the thick creamy texture)
– Cinnamon ( Optional)
– Açai powder/ mix/ juice
– Water/ Milk/ Coconut water
Of course you can add whatever you want to this mixture because there are no rules in cooking! Blend this mixture until it’s thick pour into a bowl.
Now here comes the fun part! The toppings for your açai bowl! There are absolutely no rules to this part and you can add whatever you want to your açai bowl. I normally top my bowl with strawberries, blueberries, white chia seeds and coconut flakes.
Other topping ideas include
– strawberries, banana, chia seeds, poppy seeds and granola
– Kiwi fruit, raspberries/ blueberries, chia seeds and coconut flakes
– Apricot, raspberries and oatmeal
I hope this has helped you guys understand and inspire you to make your own açai bowl at home! Please send me pictures of your creations as I would love to see them! ❤