Basic Homemade Acai Bowls
An easy tutorial for homemade acai bowls — made with healthy fat, fiber and plant-based protein, and no added sugar!
My husband has developed quite the taste for acai bowls lately.
He, who a mere four months ago wouldn’t consider anything lacking eggs to be a respectable breakfast option, is now hitting up our local acai emporium on a tri-weekly basis.
Me, being a frugal foodie, has decided it’s time to nip this habit in the bud.
“I can make that for you at home,” I declared the last time he insisted on grabbing a bowl after a morning yoga sesh.
“No way,” he replied skeptically. “How? Where will you get the acai?!”
Apparently, acai bowls are much more mysterious to the average consumer than I’d expected.
“It’s sold everywhere!” I patronized him.
Frozen acai berries are sold by the packet, ready to whirl into a delicious bowl, at pretty much every grocery store. And despite the perceived production effort, acai bowls are actually a breeze to make — way simpler than the 10-ingredient, 5-step hashbrown egg ensemble my husband usually requests.
Efficiency in the morning is super important to me these days now that I’m back to school/interning and trying to establish a seamless morning routine.
Time-saving aside though, this specific bowl is also packed to the brim with nutrients to kick start the day.
In addition to the base of frozen, unsweetened acai and unsweetened vanilla coconut milk, I’ve added almond butter and hemp seeds to provide healthy fat, plant-based protein, and essential vitamins and minerals.
Hemp seeds have a hefty dose of omega-3 rich, heart-healthy fat and over 6 grams of protein in just two tablespoons, making them the powerhouse ingredient in this vegan breakfast bowl.
Getting a good dose of protein and fat with my morning meal ensures that I’ll stay satiated well beyond breakfast — and don’t end up scrounging around the break room at 10 am.
As an added bonus, this breakfast can easily be eaten on the go on days that I’m extra strapped for time. I just pour it in a mason jar and hit the road.
Looking for a delicious, nutrient-dense breakfast to fit your busy morning routine? Look no further.
- 2 packets of frozen acai (200 grams)
- 2 frozen bananas
- ¾ cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 4 tablespoons hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- Coconut flakes
- Hemp seeds
- In a high powered blender or food processor, blend all ingredients together.
- Divide between two bowls, and top with optional toppings.
If you don’t have hemp seeds, feel free to sub your favorite plant-based protein powder, flax, chia seeds, or nuts to add an extra dose of protein to your meal.
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Weigh in: Have you made acai bowls at home? What’s your favorite quick breakfast?