Blueberry Bowl Recipe - Açaí inspired

Man do I love açaí bowls. I have fond memories of heading to the market in downtown Florianopolis, buying a bowl from a small stall, and sitting under the shade of an umbrella at a plastic table enjoying a cool bowl of açaí na tigela.

For those of you who don't know, açaí bowls are antioxidant rich fruity soft serve/smoothie bowls, traditionally topped with banana and granola.

I lived in Brazil in 2007/8 and since then açaí bowls have exploded in popularity across North America, I mean have you been on Instagram? Surprisingly I have not taken part in this trend because A)holy smokes are they a lot more expensive than at a Brazilian market and B)I'm afraid they just won't be as good.

That being said, this bowl is remarkably similar to a traditional açaí bowl, with a much more affordable North American twist: blueberries! It's also ridiculously simple.

Blueberry 'Açaí' Bowl
1 Frozen Banana
1 Cup Frozen Blueberries
Water

Cut up the frozen banana into smaller pieces. Add the banana and blueberries into a blender. Add a little water at a time to facilitate blending. You want it to be thick, so try not to add too much water. You can always add more.

Serve your Blueberry mixture in a bowl and top it with whatever fruit/nuts/seeds/etc you like. I opted for the more traditional bananas and granola, but there are some seriously colourful smoothie bowls out there.

I'm going to admit that it has been so long since I've had a real açaí bowl that this could be not quite as similar as I think it is. Regardless, it is super tasty and gives you an awesome antioxidant boost.

If you give this a try, let me know my tagging your Instagram pic with @FionaElvaJane

Happy Tuesday!

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