I’ve had and made my share of smoothies, but nothing, nothing compares to finally nailing and indulging in this Açai smoothie bowl with a fall season twist! For months (and I mean months!), I have been trying to get my hands on a pack of frozen acai or an acai mix, but the products I came across were far too expensive. Over the summer, while perusing the Internet, I came across Trader Joes’ Unsweetened Organic Açai Purée Packets, headed to my local Trader Joes to purchase, sadly they didn’t have it (spoiler alert: Trader Joe’s website actually does warn you about availability). Last month, they finally had it in stock! Score! Adds to cart!
First things first, besides being so damn pretty —when used in smoothie bowls, desserts, or juices — açai berries are rich in antioxidants (great for ant-aging!), and contains Omega 6 and 9. The berry also treats and prevents inflammation, high blood pressure (which runs in my family, yikes!), high cholesterol, athritis and more.
Smoothie bowl with a fall season twist:
There are so many things I love about the fall season! Seriously, it is my favorite season of ALL time! Every year, I get so excited when fall begins, because I know I can start dressing in chic fall layers, get my hands on fruits like persimmons, and veggies like pumpkins and squash! For this smoothie bowl, I decided to give it a fall twist by topping it with slices of persimmon. Here’s how you can, too:
Açai Smoothie Bowl Recipe:
Total time: 15-20 mins
Liquid (I used coconut water)
Fruit to thicken ( I used frozen mangos)
1. Run your açai pack under water before removing from packaging. Blend açai, coconut water, and fruit in a blender until you have a thick consistency.
2. Pour your blended açai mix into a bowl (tip: choose a pretty bowl if you’re going to take a pretty picture of your creation). Add your toppings and enjoy!
Be sure to check out my Escovitch fish post to learn how to make your own Jamaican inspired dinner.