Before you start...
If you are looking for ways to create a cleaner breakfast routine, or simply wanting to change up your smoothie game, health juices and special cocktaisl, we put together a few recipes that will blow your mind, first, just some notes that you should consider...
Use the right machine
If you have a high-speed blender, you can make an excellent açai bowl using the power of your machine along with the tamper to get that delectable frozen-smooth consistency. If you don’t have a high-speed blender, use a food processor instead, stopping the machine and scraping down the sides as needed to create a smooth puree.
Unfortunately, ordinary blenders, personal-size blenders, and electric mixers won’t cut it here.
Powder x Frosen
There are two methods to making açai bowls – one is through using frozen acai, and the other is through using powdered acai. We vastly recommend using powdered açai, as it’s easier to adjust the flavor, and is significantly less expensive per serving (about a tablespoon of Indo Amazon Organic Acai Freeze dry per bowl), also you can always portion control your blend and freeze it to mix it later with your favorite fruit selection for smothies, juices or bowl.
Indo Amazon Organic Acai Freeze dry is not naturally sweet, so you’ll need to enhance its flavor one way or another. For your Indo Amazon Organic Acai Freeze dry, frozen fruit is an ideal option, which will both compliment the açai and add sweetness – frozen banana, blueberries, strawberries and mango are particularly good matches. If you like sweeter foods, add a few drops of honey or even liquid stevia as well to enhance the sweetness even further. (Stevia, although often lumped into the “sugar” category because of its sweet taste, actually has zero sugars whatsoever.)
Blend in bonuses
Sure, açai is a powerhouse superfood on its own. But you can take this blended opportunity to customize the nutrition of your acai bowl even further! Mix in your favorite protein powder to make your bowl more filling. Add a handful of greens which will seem to disappear once blended. Or, stash in other lightly flavored superfood powders, like cupuaçu powder or cacao powder. The more you add, the more your body wins.
Keep liquids minimal
You’ll need to add a little bit of liquid to blend your mixture into a frosty puree. Stick with unsweetened plant-based milks, such as almond or coconut, and add only what your machine requires to get blending, otherwise you’ll end up with a soup (albeit a still delicious soup).
Balance your toppings
Before creating a Picasso-esque array of fruit toppings as garnish atop of your acai puree, consider the overall nutrition of your bowl. An acai bowl should really max out at two servings of fruit, excluding the acai itself (which does not have sugar). How many servings of fruit did you add to make your acai puree? By all means, top an acai bowl with a few slices of your favorite fresh variety, but look to balance the nutrition further with sources of healthy fats and protein, such as cacao nibs, chia seeds, hazelnuts, almond butter, or a low sugar granola.
The possibilities for a healthy açai bowl are endless! Now follow our recipes and use your creativity...