We have the Brazilians to thank for introducing the world to acai berries. Acai, pronounced (a-sa-EE) are nutritious berries that grow on a species of palm trees in Central and South America. They're a deep purple color and are best enjoyed as a frozen puree. It was in Brazil where the delicious "acai bowl" was created in the 1990's and enjoyed by Brazilian surfers. The recipe for "acai bowl" soon made it to Southern California where it became a smashing hit. No matter where you live in the world, once you try an "acai bowl" you'll be hooked on this good for you meal that's loaded with antioxidants, and vitamins. An "acai bowl" is vegan and tastes terrific.
ACAI BOWL RECIPE
Sambazon is a big producer of pure unsweetened superfruit acai packs. These packs are often found in the freezer section of grocery stores and supermarkets.
Acai Bowl Mixture
2 packs of Sambazon Pure Unsweetened Superfruit Packs
1/2 a banana
1 cup of cashew or coconut milk
1/2 cup of frozen mixed berries
Blend the above ingredients in a blender and pour the thickened mixture into a bowl. You can also mix in two tablespoons of almond butter or peanut butter for added flavor.
Acai Bowl Toppings
sliced kiwi fruit
You can top your acai bowl with all of the above toppings or choose a few of your favorites.