I moved to Hawaii nearly 2 1/2 years ago, and there were many new foods I had never seen or heard about before living here. Shave ice**, Poke, Musubi, Loco Moco, and Acai Bowls…there have been so many new foods I have experienced!
One that I’ve loved is the Acai Bowl. These are for sale everywhere here, usually around 8 dollars a pop (GAH!!). Because I am living life and not blogging much, I just assumed Acai Bowls are everywhere on the mainland by now and are not a novel concept anymore. However, when my uber-hip, jet-setting sister told me she had never heard of them, I decided to let you all in on this really fun treat, just in case you haven’t seen them or were not sure what is in one. This is just fun to eat. It’s breakfast, a cold snack, or comforting dessert.
1 Packet of frozen Sambazon Acai puree
1/4 cup liquid (I use water but you can use any juice or milk you prefer)
1/2 cup frozen blueberries (or any frozen berry)
1/2 frozen banana
Throw them all in blender and mix. Consistency should be of a soft sorbet, you’ll have to scrape down the sides if you aren’t using a Vitamix with its tamper. Top with your favorite toppings: sliced fruit, coconut, nuts, seeds, chocolate chips, and a drizzle of honey if you want an extra kiss of golden sweetness.
Next time you see these Acai Packets, grab them. THIS is what to make.
**It’s not “shaved” ice. Shave Ice. Say “shaved” and you’re definitely a tourist!
If you’re in my neck of the woods, let’s meet up at Surfer’s Coffee Bar for one of the best Acai Bowls on Oahu!!