Easy Acai Bowls

A few years ago, I went to visit one of my best friends in California and she introduced me to a little bowl of sunshine. I had never had one before, but she described it as basically a ‘smoothie bowl with the most delicious toppings”. Sold. 
We went to this little place in her neighborhood and I was immediately in love with Acai Bowls. When I came back to Tennessee, I had the hardest trouble finding them! A few years later and a few places have popped up around town but I always get one whenever I’m visiting California now!

On my most recent trip, we went to The Butcher’s Daughter which I highly, highly recommend. Seriously, the food and drinks were to die for. My mouth is watering just thinking about it! Caylee and I split an Acai Bowl and a Breakfast Burrito, both incredible but the Acai Bowl was best we’ve ever had.

When I returned to ole Tennessee, I was determined to recreate it.

Y’all I did it! 

I even found a little hack that makes these perfect to make ahead and thaw out when you’re ready for a delicious treat.

Acai Bowl
Makes 2 Bowls

1 Cup of Spinach (I use fresh spinach, frozen)
1 1/2 Cup of Mixed Berries (Frozen)
1 Cup of Almond Milk
1 1/2 Tsp. of Acai Powder (This is the one I ordered off Amazon and I LOVE it.) 
A Few of my Favorite Toppings: Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, Shredded Coconut, Cocoa Nibs, Bananas, Berries, Honey, Granola (I found grain free granola at Whole Foods and it’s soo good, the brand is Steve’s Paleo Goods) 

1. In a blender or nutrabullet, combine all the ingredients (except toppings)
2. Place in bowl with desired toppings
3. Enjoy!

Easy as 1- 2- 3! A few hacks or fun ideas:
-Make a huge batch for a DIY Acai Brunch Bar with your girlfriends! Have everyone bring a topping and see the different combos y’all create!
-My favorite hack: Make a batch (I usually double) and freeze what you don’t eat. The Acai Bowl at Butchers Daughter was a very frozen like texture and if you let the batch freeze some you can scoop it out like ice cream. SO YUMMY
-If yours is a little water, blend in some ice to thicken it up.

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I don’t just enjoy these babies for breakfast, they are great for lunch and dinner too! I love adding peanut butter to mine, I use Justin’s All Natural (no added sugar, yay!) and it’s like a grown up, hippie PB & J. If you try these be sure to tag me on Instagram (@YesPleaseDaily) & use the hashtag #OhYesPlz. XO 

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