The Perfect Acai Bowl

acai bowl-fruit-banana-healthEver since we moved to Cali I noticed acai(pronounced ah-sah-EE) bowls on hippie menus everywhere, I was always intrigued, but had never ordered one. A few months ago my sisters-in-law came to visit and whilst out and about in La Jolla we saw a couple devouring the most massive acai bowl and it looked amazing. We spent the next afternoon in hot pursuit of a freaking acai bowl. Place after place was closed, WTF!?! We just wanted a delicious bowl of Amazonian fruit! Well, I promised that I would perfect my recipe annnnnnd oh boy have I!!! I make this meal often, I like to have it for lunch or anytime you want a sweet treat. It's so filling and totally satisfying. And since San Diego hasn't gotten the memo that it's fall and I will continue to devour them! You have antioxidants, b vitamins, potassium, zinc, and so much more! It's a power house meal! No wonder San Diegan's love them so! Serves 1

1 packet frozen acai

1 frozen banana

1 tablespoon whole flax seeds(pre-ground if not using a vitamix)

3 tablespoons up to 1/4 cup almond milk (depends on how much liquid your blender needs to get moving.)

5-10 drops liquid stevia (optional)

1 fresh banana, sliced

handful fresh strawberries, sliced

1 tablespoon raw, unsweetened coconut

2 tablespoons raw pepitas

First, I throw the milk and flax seeds and the blender to grind the seeds. Then I add the frozen banana and acai and stevia (if adding) and blend until smooth. It will look like soft serve. Add a splash of milk if the mixture won't move. I like to start with the 3 tablespoons and slowly add more to make sure that you don't end up with Acai soup, which happened the first 3 times I made it!!! Then top with fruit, coconut, and pepitas!! Devour!!!!!