While visiting Zach in Richmond a few weekends ago, we stopped by a local juice bar called, The Pit and The Peel, and tried acai bowls for the first time. We ordered their house bowl which came topped with chia seeds, dark chocolate chips, banana, granola and peanut butter. We were hooked after that first bite!
As soon as I got back to Northern Virginia, I set out to learn how to make a homemade acai bowl. I love trying out new recipes, especially if it saves me a couple of dollars from eating out. So, I searched for quick and easy acai bowl recipes on food blogs and Youtube channels. In almost every recipe I came across, it used frozen acai packs or acai powder. I eventually came across a brand called, Sambazon. They sell a variety of acai products, but I ended up buying their frozen acai packs to start my acai bowl making adventure. Note that their products aren’t sold everywhere (I found mine at Whole Foods, but know they sell them at Wegmans too) and they’re on the pricier side ($7 for a pack of 4).
It’s taken a few tries, but I think I’ve mastered the acai bowl now! I used to mess up the consistency by adding too much milk or not freezing a banana ahead of time, leaving it thin and runny. Now, that I’ve figured it out, I thought I’d share this incredibly quick and easy acai bowl recipe with you. Enjoy!
- 1 Frozen Acai Pack
- 1 Cup Frozen Mixed Berries
- 1/2 Frozen Banana
- 1/4 Cup Almond Milk
- 1/2 Sliced Banana
- 1 Tablespoon Granola
- 1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds
- Place the ingredients into a blender.
- Blend on high until smooth and thick.
- Add the toppings.
- Serve with a spoon and enjoy!
- Tip: If the acai bowl turns out too thin, add another frozen acai pack or a frozen banana to thicken it.
I’ve been wanting to get into Youtube, so I made a video to go along with this ‘How To: Make An Acai Bowl’ post. I hope you’ll check it out and let me know if you would like to see more videos. I’m always open to new ideas!