How to Make Homemade Açai Bowls

Açai bowls are the new health food trend that many restaurants and shops are starting to sell.  These delicious bowls are a great, healthy snack that is perfect after workouts, school, or even just to grab for a meal.  Açai bowls have many health benefits such as antioxidants, helps with cholesterol levels and bran function.  Açai berries are also very high in fat and low in sugar. Although these bowls include many benefits, they can get to be very pricey.  A great solution is to make your own with just a few ingredients and simple steps.  Here are three delicious and easy recipes to create your own açai bowl!

The key to making a good açai bowl is the thick texture.  In order to achieve this thickness, use frozen fruits to make the delicious base for the toppings.  The first bowl is very simple and basic recipe bowl made up of strawberries, blueberries and bananas.  Put one frozen banana into your blender along with a half a cup of frozen strawberries and another half cup of frozen blueberries.  Then pour a half a cup of apple juice and 100 grams of frozen açai berries into the blender.  Blend all the ingredients together and if the mixture is still lacking thickness, add some ice.  Once all is blended and the texture is a good thickness, pour it into a bowl.  Top it with granola, honey, a sliced banana, strawberries and blueberries.

This next recipe is for those who love peanut butter. Pour 100g of frozen açai berries, two tablespoons of peanut butter, one frozen banana, half a cup of chocolate almond milk and half a cup of frozen strawberries into the blender.  Blend it all up until the consistency is the right thickness.  Pour the mixture into a bowl.  Then add some toppings such as a sliced banana, chopped dark chocolate, granola, honey or coconut. 

The last açai bowl recipe is more of a tropical blend.  It includes pineapple, strawberries, blueberries and banana.  Put a frozen banana, 1/3 of a cup of frozen strawberries, 1/3 of a cup of frozen blueberries and 1/3 a cup of frozen pineapple into the blender.  Then add 100g of frozen açai berries and a half cup of vanilla almond milk.  Once the mixture is blended up, pour it into a bowl and top it off with some honey, chopped up kiwi, some honey, chopped up chia seeds, some pineapple and coconut.    

These are just a few ways to create your own açai bowl.  Try customizing these recipes by adding your favorite fruits and toppings!  All the ingredients are easy to find at any grocery store.  Making your own açai bowls is not only fun, but super easy and healthy.      

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