Don’t feel like running out to a cafe for a $10 acai bowl? Make your own at home! These blueberry acai bowls are made with 6 simple ingredients that will take your breakfast to another level!
If there’s one trend that I noticed on my recent trip to Bali it was the abundance of acai bowls at every cafe and restaurant. I must have had an acai bowl on most days during my three weeks there. Now, I see cafes serving up acai bowls everywhere I look, even in my home town. (yay!)
But as much as I love going out and grabbing a bowl I generally like to have breakfast at home. And if I can avoid spending $10-15 on a smoothie bowl, I’m not complaining!
Now before I jump into the recipe, we should probably talk a bit about acai. What’s all the hype about?
What is acai?
An acai berry is a small round purplish-black fruit, (looks something like a black currant) that grows in the rainforest of the Amazon and is loaded with health benefits. This powerful little berry helps with digestion, heart health, acts as an immune booster, keeps your skin healthy…I could go on but I think you get the idea. It’s good for you.
This recipe for blueberry acai bowls is also loaded with (you guessed it) blueberries! Blueberries are also considered a “superfood” when it comes to fruit, since they have shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and are dense in vitamins and fibre.
- 2 tsp acai powder (or 1 pack frozen acai)
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 large banana (frozen)
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 cup almond milk
- fresh fruit
- Blend all the ingredients together in a high speed blender or food processor.
- scoop into a bowl and add your toppings of choice.
*Try topping these blueberry acai bowls with my fig & walnut granola!