How to: Acai Bowl

What is an acai bowl? Basically, it’s a superfood smoothie that you eat with a spoon. Acai (pronounced ah-sah-ee) is a fruit from Central and South America that is rich in vitamin A and antioxidants. The fruit is hard to come by, so I make my bowls with acai powder from Whole Foods.

This easy to make and vegan-friendly dish is perfect for breakfast or snacks. You can also make it your own by switching out the fruit or replacing granola with your favorite breakfast cereal. I like to use tart fruits like berries because they make the bowl less sweet. For a sweeter or more savory bowl, some people like to use honey or peanut butter respectively. The one thing I wouldn’t change would be the frozen bananas. Frozen bananas give the bowl its sorbet-like texture, which is personally my favorite part of an acai bowl.

Courtesy of C. McClennan

Courtesy of C. McClennan

Here’s what you will need:

·        2 frozen bananas

·        1 cup milk or milk substitute

·        1 tablespoon acai powder

·        1 cup blackberries

·        1 cup raspberries

·        1 clementine

·        1 cup granola

Add the bananas, milk, acai powder, blackberries, and raspberries to a blender. Blend until thick and smooth. Pour the mixture into a bowl. Add the clementine and granola to the top of the bowl. Enjoy cold.