This creamy, dreamy bowl o’ heaven maaaaaay just be my favorite menu item at Alchemy.
People come in every day and ask me my what my favorite item is. I then proceed to rattle off 89.7% of the entire menu, since I’m literally obsessed with everything we make.
It’s EVERYTHING. Like that may actually be my favorite smoothie at Alchemy. Isn’t she a beauty?!
Then we have our luscious acai bowls. What’s an acai bowl, you ask? First of all, it’s pronounced ah-sigh-ee, like you’re about to sneeze (ahh–chooo!). Acai is a low-sugar purple palm fruit from the Amazon loaded with ten times the cancer-fighting antioxidants of red grapes.
Acai is unique because it’s packed with anti-inflammatory essential fatty acids along with a slew of vitamins, minerals, and fiber which help promote cardiovascular, digestive, and immune health. Boom shaka laka!
You can find frozen acai packs at your local health food store. I got mine at Whole Foods, duh.
We purchace our acai from a wonderful company called Sambazon who ethically sources amazon superfoods.
Sambazon is dedicated to supporting the environmental and social well-being of the Brazilian Amazon people, including providing employment opportunities and increasing the socio-economic status of more than 10,000 family farmers in the Amazon.
They’re certified to help sustainably manage more than 2 million acres of the Amazon rainforest!
So now you want a big acai bowl, right? They’re basically really thick smoothies that you eat in a bowl with a spoon. We then top them with yummy superfoods like cacao nibs, coconut, goji berries, banana, and maybe even granola if we’re feeling frisky.
If you’re too lazy/busy to make this in the comfort of your own home, head on over to Alchemy Juice Bar + Cafe so I can make it for you!!Print
This creamy, chocolatey acai bowl is packed with antioxidants for the perfect breakfast.
- Break acai pack into fourths using a sharp knife. Place acai along with the rest of the ingredients (except toppings) in a high-speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. If using a nutribullet, you will have to continuously shake it in order to blend properly since it is much thicker than a typical smoothie. Breaking the acai into smaller pieces will make it easier to blend.
- Top with desired toppings.