Homemade Açaí Bowl
Truth be told, homemade is so much better than store bought. You and your wallet will thank me!
There is simply nothing better than an açaí bowl. I think my first one was in Hawaii, maybe? Then I went on a search for the best açaí bowl in Boston. Mother Juice, Juice Press, the Juicery, Jugos, you name it, I’ve probably been there to try their bowl.
Mom a pretty traditional girl when it comes to the base. I’d rather top my bowl with almond butter than mix it into the base. No cacao, like why? And definitely no greens in it, because an açaí bowl is supposed to be PURPLE, not green.
Oh, and there is ONE HUGE difference between store bought and homemade. You can almost guarantee the store bought is using ambazon frozen pouches and blending that for your base with almond breeze. I have some problems with this, like the sugar content, unnecessary additives and poor quality almond milk. Gross. I’ll probably never buy a store bought bowl again honestly they’re so stupid expensive and the quality isn’t really that great, even though it tastes pretty good.
I use and highly recommend you use açaí powder. There’s NOTHING in it but açaí berries!
At first, you’ll have sticker shock when buying the powder. But shop the shelf and put it into perspective. You’ll make 6-10 bowls depending on how much powder you use. For $20! You are saving yourself at least $50! Right? Really bad math, but you’re saving a lot, promise. And if you’re reading this blog anyway, it’s safe to say the additional ingredients are from things you probably already have at home: oats (granola), frozen berries, fruit, almond butter, chia seeds, etc.
Next search, is testing out the açaí powder. So far I’ve used Navitas, Sunfoods and Whole Foods brand. Navitas is my fave so far.
Without further adieu, here’s how I make my perfect, delicious, homemade açaí bowl and the toppings I love to use.
- 1/2 c good quality or homemade almond milk
- 3/4 c frozen berries
- 3/4 frozen banana * (depending on banana size you may need more or less)
- 1/3 c homemade gluten free granola
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp shredded coconut
- 2 tsp bee pollen
- 2 tsp cacao nibs
- 3 Tbsp almond butter
- sliced bananas, strawberries, blueberries
- blend the base together and make sure to move around the frozen fruit so it creates a smooth consistency
- Pour base into bowl
- Top with your favorite toppings
* The frozen berries and banana sweeten the powder. You don’t need any other sweetener here.