Do It Yourself Guide to Making Healthy Acai Bowls

Acai Bowls

I have seen the hype of these Acai Bowls all over the internet and Instagram! I finally caved in and did a quick search to see where I could get one myself. However being on the east coast, sorta near D.C., I had some trouble finding exactly what I wanted so I decided to make it myself.

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What is Acai?

The Acai berry originates from Brazil. Acai is a dark plum colored berry. The Acai Berry has gotten very popular recently in Acai bowls. These bowls are created by pouring a thick smoothie into a bowl and decorating the top with fruit, nuts, granola, berries and a wide variety of other toppings.

Health Benefits

Health Benefits of Acai include the following:

  • Promotes Heart Health
  • Balances Cholesterol
  • Aids Weight Loss
  • Promotes Skin Health
  • Helps Digestion
  • Improved Mental Function
  • Improved Cellular Health
  • Boosts Energy
  • Immune System Booster
  • Anti-Aging Effects
  • Reduces Lung Irritations

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Purchase Acai Berries or Acai Bowls

You can purchase Acai berries from any local grocery store in their frozen aisle or on Amazon through their frozen goods section. Acai Bowls can also be found and purchased at local smoothie or juice places. If your unable to get these berries, Goji Berries are also a great alternative to getting all the same antioxidant benefits.

DIY Acai Bowls

The steps in making Acai Bowls is fairly simple. I was surprised that even though my smoothie was not as thick as I would have liked it, the fruit did not sink in all the way.

1. Cut up fruit for both smoothie and toppings.

2. Make a thick smoothie.

3. Add toppings.

These are 10 Acai Bowls that I have created myself and gained inspiration for design through beautiful ones I’ve seen online.

How to Acai Bowls One

Acai Bowl 1

Ingredients:

Smoothie:⠀
5 large Strawberries
2 cups whole milk⠀
1 banana

Toppings:⠀
2 Cut fresh strawberries
20 Blueberries ⠀
1/4 cup Pre-Sliced Almonds⠀
1/4 cup Coconut shreds ⠀

Acai Bowls Two

Acai Bowl 2

Ingredients

Smoothie:

5 large Strawberries
1/2 cups whole milk⠀
1 banana

Toppings:

coconut shred

blueberries

 

Acai Bowls three

Acai Bowl 3

Ingredients:

Smoothie:

Sambazon Acai berry

1/2 cup blueberries

1/2 cup milk or coconut water

Toppings:

Vanilla Granola

1 sliced kiwi

blueberries

coconut shreds

Acai Bowl 4

Ingredients:

Smoothie:

Sambazon Acai berry

1 cup half and half

Toppings:

Granola

Shredded Coconut

Raspberries

Blueberries

Almond Slices

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