I love Acai bowls, and what is not to love about something that is delicous and healthy at the same time! Now that this treat has gone mainstream it seems you can buy yourself an acai bowl just about anywhere these days. But no matter how great the restaurant is where I might try a bowl, I have never found one better than one I can make at home using this simple recipe I learned from my friends the Valente Brothers. And in case you are not familiar with acai, here is the executive summary on the health benefits of this superfood.
Healthy Benefits of Acai
The Perfect Acai Bowl
This recipe will make 2 full servings of acai bowl.
- 2 packages of Nativo acai, frozen.
- 5 ripe bananas
I start by taking the 2 packages of the frozen acai, putting them on the counter and breaking them into little pieces using a kitchen mallet. This is necessary in order to get them to fit into any normal size blender. Next I place all of the contents of those 2 packages into the blender. Next I peel 5 ripe bananas (ripe bananas are necessary to get a nice, sweet taste to the bowl) and put them into the blender. Now the fun begins! I set my blender to the highest speed and start blending. You will probabaly need to have something handy like a wooden spoon to move the contents of the blender around when they get stuck during the blending process. It is very important that you blend the contents thoroughly as if you don’t, then the bowl will not have a nice, smooth consistency. You will know when the blending is done when the consistency is similar to ice cream or sorbet. Now take 2 bowls and pour the acai in them. At this point it is up to you, eating the acai bowl just like this already so delicious that my 3 year old son eats it thinking he is eating ice cream! But you could sprinkle any fruit you like on the top, or maybe some granola if you like. I personally like it mine plain and all those bananas inside keep me so full that I do not feel the need to snack at all before lunch! Enjoy!