Acaí Coconut Bowls

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Acaí Coconut Bowls

This past weekend I was lucky enough to be invited to the opening of Smorgasburg! If you’re unfamiliar, here’s the lowdown: Smorgasburg originally started in NY but has moved to LA, where every single Sunday you can head to The Row in downtown Los Angeles and try some of the city’s best food vendors.

My favorites were:

Rucker’s Pie (Nicole’s pies are amazing!)
Bub and Grandma’s Bread (best bread in da city)
Nana’s Pops (chocolate + banana)
Ugly Drum (their BBQ is so bomb)
Birria from Burritos Las Palma
Amazebowls

Acaí Coconut Bowls

Acaí Coconut Bowls

These acaí bowls are inspired by the Amazebowls that I had at Smorgasburg. It was SO hot that day and the first thing I ate was one of these bowls and they hit da spot. The thing that made them really good was the texture of the acai. It shouldn’t be super soupy; it should be on the thicker side.

The ones you see in these photos are slightly more watery than I would have liked. I think that’s what happens when you’re trying to shoot acai bowls on a super hot day. :/

Acaí Coconut Bowls

You don’t HAVE to eat these in coconuts. Of course, that’s what makes them so dang pretty. If you’re not that tropical and have never opened a coconut before (do not worry, I was the same way), watch this Youtube video.

I followed the directions to a T and was successful.

The acaí packs that I really like are made by Sambazon, straight from the Brazilian amazon.

Top these with everything your heart desires. I topped mine with everything from coconut, chia seeds, raspberries, figs, flowers and bee pollen. Honestly the more stuff, the better. The different textures and fruit make it so much more tasty than just plain ol’ acaí.

Acaí Coconut Bowls

And if you live in LA, you should def visit Amazebowls. If you don’t, then definitely make these and plan a trip to LA soon!

Acaí Coconut Bowls

Acaí Coconut Bowls

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Serving Size: 4 TO 6

Ingredients

Acaí Puree:

  • 3 coconuts, halved (see link above on how to open)
  • 1/4 cup coconut water from the coconuts OR 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 4 acaí packs
  • 2 bananas, peeled

Toppings:

  • Bee pollen
  • Granola
  • Pistachio seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Raspberries
  • Quartered figs
  • Sliced peaches
  • Edible flowers

Directions

  • To a blender (preferably a super high-powered one like a Vitamix or Ninja), add the coconut water or almond milk. Add the acaí and bananas. Pulse until smooth. You may need to stop the blender and scrap down the sides. If needed, add a splash or two of coconut water or almond milk.
  • Scoop (I used an ice cream scoop) the mixture into the coconut halves, if using. Top with a variety of fruit, toppings, nuts…whatever you’re into or have in the pantry.
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7 Comments

  • Reply Tori//Gringalicious June 24, 2016 at 4:34 am

    Yes, yes, YES!!! I can’t imagine it getting better than this coconut berry extravagance!

  • Reply Melissa June 24, 2016 at 10:20 am

    As a Swedish speaker I find the word Smorgasburg mildly offensive, but not enough to stop me from checking it out 🙂 these bowls making me hungry!! Such a fun idea that seems easy enough to toss together for fun friend times but has a serious holy crap factor.

  • Reply Cassie Autumn Tran June 24, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Smoothie bars are a bit overpriced IMO, but sometimes I’m willing to make the investment if I really want to, or if I’m traveling! I went to a lot in NYC and it was great to drink smoothies again! However, this is so much better because I know what are in my smoothies and I can make as much or as little as I want!

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  • Reply Erica June 25, 2016 at 4:22 am

    These are so gorgeous, love the coconuts as the bowls 🙂

  • Reply Mea June 25, 2016 at 4:33 am

    Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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