Acai has been praised has a superfood, packed with antioxidants, polyphenols, and flavanoids. However, Acai has been found to have no more nutritional benefits than similar fruits like blueberries. Acai do however have mono and polyunsaturated fats which makes them more filling than traditional fruits. And regardless of all that they are delicious!
Acai is perfect to continue to celebrate the Rio Olympics because the berry is harvested from the rain forests of Brazil and is unique to that habitat. I heard they even have an Acai bowl station at the Olympics!
I first had an Acai bowl when I visited San Diego and fell in love with the delicious flavor (and eating outside in February). Slowly but surely, Acai bowls made their way to the east coast and now you can find Acai frozen packets at the grocery store! So now you make your very own Acai bowl no matter where you live! I served mine in a hollowed out watermelon after all my watermelon recipes!
Cherry Acai Bowl
- 1 packet Sambazon Acai 100g
- 1 cup frozen cherries
- 1/4 cup vanilla soy milk
- fruit for topping (cherries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries)
- empty watermelon rind
Run the acai packet under warm water, until the acai breaks up a little.
Add the acai, frozen cherries, and soy milk into a blender/food processor. Pulse until smooth.
Pour into a bowl.
Add fruit as you wish!
I used these individual packets from Sambazon and found them at Yes! Organic Markets!
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