Yummy Acai April 22 2015, 0 Comments

I am really trying to wake up a bit early and have a healthy breakfast before I become so rush I end up picking up a muffin or eat what I serve my son and husband (bacon, sausages). I have been a fan of acai even since I discovered it about 8 years ago at this popular cafe Fabianes off of Bedford in Williamsburg. It was quite the rarity and I could never find these bowls elsewhere. Now acai is pretty popular and there are some yummy bowls available at my nearby juicery yet they run around $9-11a bowl. Even at home Acai can be spendy as the frozen packets run from $5-$7. However, I figure each bowl I make at home runs is about $3 and with all the nutrients it provides- it’s worth it.

How do I make my Acai bowl?

  • I use Acai frozen puree either from Sambazon or Amafruits. I ted to find the Sambzon at Wholefoods and my local health store. The Amafruits is a new brand for me as I asked my local grocery store if they could start carrying acai (I wasn’t the only one) and he found this brand.
  • I thaw (I prefer it to not get too soft). Thawing is easy; I either leave it out for about 15 minutes or run it under hot water for about a minute.
  • I blend it with an about half a cup of coconut or almond milk and as a dash or two of agave.
  • After its blended I pour into a large bowl where I add whatever fruits I am into. I always add chia seeds, maybe hemp seeds (they have an interesting taste so I have to be in the mood) and walnuts or almonds.
  • You can also add bee pollen, granola, pineapple-really whatever you like.

For my son I sneak acai into his smoothies as the bowls aren't his thing. For me it is about swamping out that more salty breakfast for something full of nutrients and vitamins.

 

Post by Donna