Açaí Bowl
Recipe type: smoothie
Cuisine: Brazilian
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Serves: 1 açaí bowl
Brazilian-style açaí bowl
For the smoothie:
  • 2 3.5 oz smoothie packs of frozen açaí berry
  • 1 ripe medium size banana (about 6 oz.)
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup crushed ice
For the toppings:
  • Your choice. Granola is pretty standard. Blueberries, strawberries, grated coconut or coconut chips, sliced banana, and chia seeds are possibilities. A light, puffy granola is better on the açaí bowl than a chewier, heavier kind. I usually sprinkle on a handful of granola and ½ to 1 banana's worth of sliced banana, as well as about a teaspoon of chia seed. For an especially Hawaiian touch add macadamia nuts!
  1. Run the açaí packs under hot water. Hit each pack in two places with the dull back side of a chopping knife to chop it into sections. If you skip these steps it's very hard to get the pack to blend evenly in the blender (it still takes some time and attention to get it blended smoothly).
  2. Add the banana, açaí chunks, and unsweetened almond milk to the blender. Blend.
  3. Add the crushed ice and blend again until smooth.
Recipe by Fit and Fed at http://fitandfed.net/2017/03/03/acai-bowl/