Two words to make your week. Acai Bowl. I sort of forgot about these. I don’t now how or why. They were once in regular rotation around here. But I haven’t made an açaí bowl in years. Until last week, when I started making them about once a day. Maybe my spoiled southern bones are so cold they are demanding we head for a tropical island. Or maybe it’s just because they are so doggone delicious and addicting.
For the addition of acas bowls to my life- I will forever be in debt to my dear friend Bethany, who made the quite wise choice to live in Hawaii for five years after college. And I made the the very unwise choice to only visit once in five years.
But, visit I did and was introduced this heavenly concoction the islanders call an açaí bowl. I stayed a week. Yoga in the morning, açaí bowls for lunch, fresh ahi for dinner. Beach lounging sandwiched in between it all. It was heaven. Our now husbands were mere boyfriends and babies were far, far in the future. No real responsibilities, just sun and sand and chilled white wine.
So, maybe I can’t jet off to an island paradise right this minute, but this açaí bowl sure makes my January a little brighter. Not to mention it should fit right in with your January clean eating plan. Açaí is a good source of Omega 3, 6 and 9, and it contains ZERO grams of sugar. Plus, it just tastes super yummy, which is my number one criteria for food, healthy or otherwise.
As I’ve been told, the traditional açaí bowl is super simple. Frozen Acai Puree (found near the frozen fruit at most better grocery stores.) blended with banana and almond milk. Topped with sliced banana and granola. I like to bulk mine up a bit with plain greek yogurt and nut butter for protein as I frequently call an açaí bowl lunch. I also usually toss in some frozen blueberries. And if you are in a make your granola kind of mood- might I suggest our Classic Granola Recipe or our No Grain Granola? Meet the Acai Bowl – your new favorite breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon snack addiction. Yum!