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How to Make Your Own Açai Bowl

Sep 02, 2016

Açai bowls are quickly replacing fresh pressed juices as the trendiest (and most Instagrammed) healthfood item in New York City. Places like Café Henrie and Two Hands are filled with people enjoying the refreshing smoothie-in-a-bowl like dish, but did you know it's pretty easy to make at home? Check out this recipe below for instructions to make two servings.

You will need:
2 cups (10 1/2 ounces) frozen strawberries
2 frozen sliced bananas
4 tablespoons açai powder
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice), plus more as needed
2 tablespoons nut or seed butter (I used almond)
1/2 to 1 tablespoon honey, to taste

Toppings:

Fresh fruit, sliced (like bananas, strawberries, and raspberries)
Clear, runny honey
Granola (optional)
Unsweetened coconut flakes (optional)
Dried goji berries (optional)
Chia or hemp seeds (optional)

Directions:
Add the frozen fruits, açai powder, almond milk, nut or seed butter, and honey to a blender. Blend until creamy and smooth, adding extra almond milk as needed to get the blender running. Aim for a frozen-yogurt consistency (it should be thicker than a smoothie). Spoon the açai mixture into bowls and top with sliced fruit, a drizzle of honey, and the optional toppings.

Recipe adapted from Popsugar; Photo: Delia O'Brien