I recently discovered acai bowl while I vaca’ed in Hawaii. It’s so big there (even Jamba Juice sells it!), but I’ve never heard of it here. Anyway, so glad it’s introduced into my life! The one time that I tried it in Hawaii, I tried it at a Health Bar that has been raved as serving the best acai bowl on Oahu. I have nothing to compare it to, but it was SO good that it led me to start making it back at home at least once a week now. I catered it to my own CSD (crazy sexy diet) style.
I blended frozen acai with some frozen strawberries. Topped with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and banana. Then topped with bee pollen and granola (I use raw buckwheat granola since regular granola is processed and has a lot of sugar in it), and then drizzled with agave.
Comments on the Final Outcome:
It’s so good and refreshing. It’s like a healthy dessert. My hubby who is not into any of this raw stuff loves the acai bowl. I included bee pollen because the original acai bowl I tried had it (it was unique to that particular place), but it adds a little pizazz to the bowl.
My reason for keeping this ingredient around in my life:
-Acai – a superfood with 10 times the amount of antioxidant as compared to blueberries
-Bee pollen – it has all these claims that it’s extremely nutritious. I don’t know if there’s actual scientific evidence to back this up, but I’ll still eat it since it can’t hurt.