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DIY: Acai Berry Bowl

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Acai bowls are all the rage, but can also cost you an arm and a leg. Fortunately, Dzung Lewis of Honeysuckle has joined us again this month to show us how to master our own DIY version for a whole lot less. Enjoy!

DIY: Acai Berry Bowl

I first heard about the acai bowl last Summer when I was visiting LA. I was intrigued by the idea of eating a smoothie in a bowl and wanted to learn more. I found out that this “dish” originated in Brazil where it’s typically topped with pieces of banana and granola (check out my granola recipe here). Also, I heard Brazilian surfers love this stuff!

The trend hasn’t hit my area yet but that doesn’t stop me from making it at home. This thick smoothie in a bowl is not only refreshing but it’s packed with chia, fruit, and lots of other healthy ingredients!

DIY Acai Berry Bowl

DIY: Acai Berry Bowl

Ingredients

2 packs (200g) frozen acai puree
1 cup frozen fruit
1 banana
ΒΌ – Β½ cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon chia seeds
Granola
Sliced strawberries
Sliced bananas

DIY: Acai Berry Bowl

Instructions

  1. Add the acai, frozen fruit, banana, coconut milk, and chia seeds to a blender. Blend on medium speed for 1 minute until a smoothie-like consistency is achieved.
  2. Serve into two bowls and top with granola and sliced fruit. Enjoy with a spoon.

Β DIY: Acai Berry Bowl

~ Dzung Lewis of Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle is a food and lifestyle YouTube channel that showcases personal style expressed through food, beauty tips, and home entertaining ideas. Make sure to also follow on Instagram!

12 Comments

  1. Love Acai Bowls! Here’s a great tip to keep them fresh during the warmer months: using a glass food storage container, freeze the “smoothie” part of the bowl the night before. In the morning, layer on your toppings, cover and hit the beach! By the time you’re ready for a snack, it will have thawed out, but still be chilled. No ice pack required πŸ™‚ Don’t forget to pack a water to wash it all down.

  2. Thanks for the awesome tip, Bridget! That sounds like a great way to make this work as an on-the-go snack.

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  4. Smoothie soup.. I love this. I drink up a smoothie nearly every day, store bought though, but organic (so it says on the packaging). I am going to buy a smoothie maker soon, to go with my juice maker (because pairing my kitchen appliances makes me feel complete!). The main reason for the soon-to-purchase gadget is because I need to fuel up in the morning a little faster as work is hectic and a half, and sometimes there is no room for breakfast. I like this Acai Bowl.. it seems easy enough and plenty delicious. I will be posting my own smoothie recipes on my healthy food blog soon, so thanks for the inspiration! πŸ™‚

  5. Ahh this reminds me I have to try making acai bowls soon! My poor husband loves them since they make him feel rejuvenated for work, but they’re so expensive. Great reminder, two thumbs up ^_~

  6. We always bought Acai Bowls from our local cafes. We try to make it ourselves, but it’s never as good! Gonna have to try with coconut milk ….

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