Start your day off right with this Mixed Berry Acai Bowl recipe filled with fruits, superfoods, and the best vitamins and minerals. Made in just 5 minutes for a quick, wholesome, and delicious breakfast.
Who’s tried an Acai Bowl recipe yet?
Up until recently I was fairly inexperienced with acai berries. But they are everywhere and eventually became hard to ignore. Knowing acai has superfood powers (and you know I love my superfoods), I decided it was time to get a little bit familiar with this exotic berry. Over the past couple of weeks I have been enjoying a Mixed Berry Acai Bowl to start my day, and friends, I’m loving it.
And, better yet, I think you will too.
Let’s start with the basics. What are Acai Berries?
Acai berries are native to Central and South America. They are reddish-purple in color, and have a complex blackberry/dark chocolate taste. They are considered a superfood because they are among the highest foods in antioxidants – higher than even blueberries – and are considered to have anti-aging and weight loss properties, while being natural energy boosters. Acai berries are also rich in B vitamins, vitamins A, D, and E, protein, fiber, and necessary minerals, such as zinc and magnesium.
It’s no wonder that over the past decade they has become so wildly popular.
You can buy Acai Berries a couple different ways. In the freezer section of your grocery store you can find purée packs. These are great for smoothies because you can use them in place of frozen fruit. It will naturally thicken and chill your smoothie providing rich creaminess.
You can also buy Acai as a powder.
While both types of acai have their benefits, I prefer powdered Acai because it is more potent and richer in fiber, calcium, and iron. It’s also more versatile and shelf stable (meaning easier to store if you, like me, have limited freezer space). Additionally a little powder goes a long way. So while it might seem expensive, an 8 ounce bag has over 75 servings!
So what is an acai bowl?
Acai bowls are a type of smoothie bowl. Like any smoothie bowl, the acai smoothie is a thick, ice cream-like (think soft serve) smoothie that can be eaten with a spoon. Along with the acai berries, you can add a variety of fruits and greens to your smoothie base. If you are using the frozen acai purée, the other fruit does not have to be frozen. When using acai powder, you’ll want to add either frozen banana or berries (or both) to give you that thick creamy consistency of a smoothie bowl
Acai bowl are then topped with all the goods. I’m talking granola, berries, coconut, seeds, and nuts. With endless variations, you can experiment with a different acai bowl every day for a fully satisfying breakfast that is packed with some of the best superfoods available.
Are you ready to try an acai bowl recipe yourself? Let’s give it a go!
Start your day off right with this Mixed Berry Acai Bowl filled with fruits, superfoods, and the best vitamins and minerals. Made in just 5 minutes for a quick, wholesome, and delicious breakfast.