My love of the acai bowl was probably born out of my love for ice cream. After I stopped eating dairy a few years ago, I discovered that pretty much any frozen fruit can be converted into “ice cream” with the right blender. I use a heavy duty Vitamix, but a food processor will work. You can also get away with using a small hand-held blender like a NutriBullet or a lower-power blender, but you may need to add a little more liquid to your mixture.
Ever since this fruit-ice cream discovery, my freezer has been jammed with frozen fruits, ready to be converted into ice cream at any minute. My number one tip is to always add a few slices of frozen banana to your ice cream mix to get the creamiest texture possible.
Acai berries pack a punch of anthocyanins (antioxidants associated with lowering cholesterol levels), vitamin C (an immunity-boosting compound), and phytochemical (which contribute to slowing the process of aging due to oxidative damage). I’ve never had the pleasure of eating acas berries fresh (one day), but I’ve been using this powder to flavor my bowls. You can also buy acai in frozen form. Either way this bowl is bomb. The pomegranate seeds sprinkled on top takes it to the next level. Enjoy.
- 1.5 frozen bananas
- 1 cup frozen cherries
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tbsp acai powder or 1 frozen acai packet
- liquid stevia to taste
- toppings: pomegranate seeds, almond butter, unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
- Combine bananas, cherries, unsweetened almond milk, acai powder, and a few drops of liquid stevia in a high speed blender. Blend until fully pureed.
- Top with coconut, almond butter, and pomegranate seeds.