The warm weather sets in and I honestly just crave fresh fruits. I have a bit of a sweet tooth and fruity things tend to help settle that a bit If you follow me over on Instagram ( and if you don’t you should at @magicallymegan) You would know I have found a new love for Acai Bowls. There is a new or new to me local food truck that has made me fall in love with this healthy and delicious treat called Buoy Bowls and if you’re in the Triangle area of North Carolina you should definitely check them out. They are out my way once a week so we have made it our weekly Thursday treat. They are so good even my one year old loves them.
I find myself craving these many other days of the week as well, but I can’t often drag my toddler to the other side of town, and well they don’t really fit into my Mom budget more than once a week so I have started to create them at home. It is fun to change-up the way you mix things in, the fruits you top them with etc.. Today’s recipe is my favorite one to make at home. You will need Acai packets ( Sambazon are my fave and can be found in the freezer section at most groceries) coconut water ( you can also use almond or coconut milk but I prefer the coconut water) , a banana, a little frozen fruit, some granola, and fruit for topping.
Run your Acai packet under water to get it break and add to blender, then add 1/4 cup Coconut Water, about 1/4 frozen fruit and half of the banana. Make sure your banana is at the bottom of the blender, I add my banana last because the top is the bottom once I flip my blender. This helps everything else blend easier. Pour the mixture into the bowl, top with the granola, and then the fruit and enjoy.
Acai has tons of greats benefits, one being an antioxidant, so its great for heart health. They can help boost your energy and even your immune system. So head to the store and buy some Acai packets to enjoy this delicious healthy treat all summer long, and find a local place that makes them and enjoy that way too!