Here’s what you’ll need for acai bowls for two:
2 Frozen Acai Packs (found in freezer section of health food stores- I got mine at Sprouts)
Frozen Cherries (optional, we just love them)
Granola/Cereal with Granola base
Step 2: Grab the acai puree packs, and run them under warm water for a minute just so they are lose enough to come out. Cut off the tops so you can easily remove from packaging. And also note, you’ll need one pack per bowl, so you can easily scale this recipe up or down.
Step 3: In your blender toss in 2 bananas, 2 acai packs, and if you opt for some frozen fruit, that too. Just go light on the frozen fruit, it can change the texture you’re after. We did about 2/3rds cup of frozen cherries. Many of the stores you can buy these at also have options to add some nut butter or protein powder too. Feel free to do so if you want some protein in the mix! You could definitely just go with bananas and acai too.
It should look like this when you’re done. Thick enough to form a peak/eat with a spoon, thin enough to pour.
Step 5: Pour into bowls. Mixture will be thick.
Step 6: Add your sliced fruit to the top of the acai. Nothing special, just place it right on top.
Step 7: Add your granola/cereal to the top. We bought the Post Great Grains cereal for this one because it already had the nuts and granola we like, and because Post Cereal is on sale and will be on sale at Walgreens from March 30 through April 5 (while supplies last). Can’t beat the $1.99, so snatched that up!
Step 8 (optional): Sprinkle cereal/granola on top of the fruit, and drizzle with a little honey for added sweetness.
Step 9: Stand back and admire your work of art. So fast, so healthy, so full of antioxidants.
Step 10: Eat it! Enjoy it! Love that you only spent about $3 a bowl instead of twice that amount.
Try it and let me know what you think, are you an acai bowl addict like we have become?