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In April, we had the amazing opportunity to visit some of our very best friends who live in Hawaii (check out Sarah @theoilrn!). We had incredible, authentic Acai bowls from a food truck RIGHT by the ocean in Waimea Bay on the island of O’ahu. Ever since then, and since Vitamix sent me their new A2500 blender (which you can WIN right now!), I’ve been making this acai bowl recipe nonstop.
Seriously, my twenty month old now says “SMOOVIE!!” while clapping his hands… That enthusiasm should give you a hint about how good this acai bowl recipe is!
You may be asking yourself:
The acai berry is a dark purple fruit that actually grows on a palm tree! Its tree is native to Central and South America, mostly growing in Brazil’s Amazon rain forest.
The biggest health benefit of acai is the high antioxidants they contain (read more below!) They also contain amino acids and essential fatty acids. Many beauty products contain acai because of its antioxidant properties. You can get these same properties from the inside out- just try this acai bowl recipe for skin that glows!
The ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale was created by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Foods are measured and attributed an ORAC value, which measures the antioxidant values in foods. Higher values mean a higher measured amount of in vitro antioxidant activity.
Acai berries are 24th on this scale with an ORAC value of 102,700. Click here to view the ORAC values in your foods!
I call this a chocolate acai bowl recipe, but you can totally drink it just like a normal smoothie! Just don’t put toppings on top, put it in a to go cup, and take it on the way out the door!