You know when you try something new for the first time and literally can’t believe you hadn’t tried it before because it instantly becomes your favorite dish of all time? Well that’s what happened when I tried a Spoons Açai bowl for the first time.
I kept buying them for a little while but at $12 a pop it’s not a cheap meal for 1. So….I did what I do best and I tried a million recipes till I loved it enough to make it for a million more days haha. No seriously, if you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see the evidence of me having this Açai bowl every.single.day.
I usually eat with the seasons but since I’m still seeing shorts and tank tops in my laundry basket, it isn’t technically cold enough to eat soup for lunch, in my opinion.
I make this recipe which makes 4 small bowls so I eat one and freeze the rest in bell jars. They only take up about ¼ of the jar but they are pretty filling with all the extras you can put on them. I wish I was more creative with the toppings, but lunch time is Oliver’s nap time and I need to use as much of it for getting stuff done or getting nothing done (ie. have a nap).
I hope you enjoy this recipe and I look forward to making more and tweaking the flavors to bring out different tastes.
- High-speed blender
- 2 packs frozen acai I use Sambazon super fruit packs
- 1 cup mixed frozen berries
- ½ cup frozen cherries pits removed
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 TBSP chocolate protein powder
- ½ cup coconut water
- ½ cup water
- Toppings: fruit, coconut shreds, melted chocolate chips, peanut butter and granola for the base.
- Put the acai packets in a warm glass of water for a couple minutes just to partly defrost them so your blender doesn't have to work too hard.
- Add all the ingredients into ta high-speed blender and blend until smooth. The texture for this recipe is thicker than a smoothie, more like sorbet. If you want it more liquid-y, then feel free to add water in very small amounts.
- Start with granola in a bowl, then add the acai and any toppings you like. I love banana, blueberries, peanut butter and melted chocolate chips for this recipe.
- If you only need one portion, let separate the rest of the acai into 3 small portions and freeze in separate bell jars for easy defrosting. And remember to only partly defrost them to keep the thick yummy texture. Enjoy!
I’ve used vanilla protein powder with similar results. You can also use juice instead of water but the cherries add a lot of sweetness so water is good in my opinion.
I know you will love this açaí bowl recipe! Use the #rebellekitchen so I can see your bowl and share it!