Acai Bowls + Shakeology Bowls {My new obsession!}

It's seemed like for months everywhere I turned I saw bloggers on vacation eating these mysterious "acai bowls" of what looked like delicious goodness.  I swear every time we visited a new city, I would google to see if I could find any smoothie shop or little cafe that sold them.  After a lot of empty searches, I decided to just try it out myself at home.  So what is an acai bowl?  Basically it's a REALLY thick smoothie, designed to be eating with a spoon out of a bowl, and topped with fresh fruit, granola, coconut, honey, peanut butter, whatever!  YUM, sold!
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The first step to making one at home was figuring out how to make this yummy but thick acai base.  While wandering around Whole Foods in Jackson, I realized that they sell these frozen Sambazon acai packets.  They are simply unsweetened (0g of sugar) frozen acai and the perfect base for an acai bowl.  I blended mine with a little bit of water until it was the thick consistency of ice cream.  As for toppings, feel free to get creative!  I always do something crunchy (granola, cereal, nuts), something fruity (strawberries, bananas, kiwi), something special (coconut, chia seeds, pomegranate seeds) and a little drizzle of something sweet (peanut butter, honey, maple syrup).
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I love acai bowls and they are such a tasty treat but since I am already drinking Shakeology everyday I thought to myself "I wonder if I could ever get my Shakeology thick enough to make a Shakeology acai bowl?!"  And with that, MAGIC!  This is my new favorite twist on my daily Shakeology and I love that the options are endless for flavors and toppings.  Plus Shakeology is already sweet enough for me that there is no need to add any honey or other sweeteners.  Tasty treat and healthiest meal of the day?  Sign me up!
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Shakeology Bowl
1 packet Shakeology
1 cup frozen fruit
1/4 cup liquid (almond milk, water, coconut water)
Toppings (fruit, granola, nuts, coconut, peanut butter, chia seeds, etc)

Add Shakeology, liquid, and frozen fruit to the blender.
Pulse on low and gradually increase speed, just until evenly blended (it should be thick like ice cream!)
Scoop into a bowl and add desired toppings.
Enjoy with a spoon :)


  1. I saw your pic on Instagram and it inspired me to try this out myself. I found the acai packs, now I just need to figure out the best way to make it. I tried unsweetened almond milk but I felt like that overpowered the acai, so I was going to try with some fresh squeezed orange juice next, and maybe I'll have to try with water also. I'll have to try the Shakeology too...such a great idea. I just ordered the strawberry and chocolate combo pack, so I'll have to try one of each and see what works best.

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