UPDATE: Follow me into the açaí rainforest in Brazil to see how acai grows & learn about its benefits: Açaí 101: Why It’s My Top Superfood + I’m In The Amazon Jungle!
A traditional dish eaten on the beaches of Brazil, açaí bowls are crazy popular around the world, and for a good reason.
A delicious way to start your day with clean energy and one of my all-time favorite breakfasts, an açaí bowl is super easy to make. The best part is that you can make it completely your own – depending on what you have available. Here is a little more about açaí, some of my favorite ingredients and toppings, and top recipes for you to try!
What is açaí?
What is an açaí bowl?
There are 5 things you need to know to make a great açaí bowl every time. I share all of them in this video:
Açaí + Breakfast Criminals Story
What are the health benefits of açaí?
Açaí is an amazing source of antioxidants, fiber, heart healthy-fats, and minerals. It’s also low on sugar – just make sure you grab the unsweetened version. You can find açaí at health food stores and online. My my favorite brand is Tambor – their açaí products are wild harvested and non-GMO project verified.
How do you make an açaí bowl?
Açaí bowl ingredients
14. Raspberry Kiwi Açaí Bowl
- 1 açaí smoothie pack
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 1 kiwi
- 1/2 cup coconut water
- Macadamia nuts
- Flax seeds
- Hemp seeds
- Raw cacao nibs
- Optional: amond butter, granola
15. Açaí Parfait In A Jar
- 1 açaí smoothie pack
- 1 banana
- 2 tablespoons raw cacao
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 2/3 cup coconut water
- 1 tablespoon maca
- 1 scoop raw chocolate protein powder for an extra kick (optional)
- chocolate granola
- strawberries & blueberries
- hemp seeds
- raw cacao nibs
- dried coconut flakes
Want more? Check out the Breakfast Criminals eBook for a ton more delicious breakfast recipes:
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