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Oahu Acai Breakfast Bowl

This fruity and flavorful Acai Breakfast Bowl is a traditional Hawaiian favorite- with fresh fruit and the Brazilian super fruit, Acai.

Fresh and fruity "Oahu Acai Breakfast Bowl" via veggiechick.com #vegan #antioxidants

I love to travel. Most people do, but I really really LOVE to travel. I cannot express the feeling I get from experiencing different cultures and languages. I love finding myself in uncomfortable but liberating experiences, and indulging in some exotic cuisine. I’m ultra jealous of Anthony Bourdain of the TV show “Parts Unknown”. The guy literally travels all around the globe experiencing food and culture. My ultimate dream.

So my husband and I are trying to plan our next big trip and I’m dead set on Japan. Ever since living in Hawaii and working for a Japanese company, I have been fascinated with the country, people and the language. I took some Japanese classes in Michigan and I know how to speak a little, but I quickly realized that you really need to be in a culture to learn the language. So now I’m trying to convince my husband that Japan is our next stop! However, we both LOVE Hawaii and go every year so the Japan trip, as much as I want to go, still makes me a little sad that we would be missing out on Hawaii.

So…I’m thinking we should do a combined trip- Hawaii and Japan!  Stay tuned.

Since I’m always Hawaii dreaming, I just had to create a recipe in honor of my all-time favorite vacation spot. Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-EE) berries come from Northern South American regions and contain antioxidants great for your health. Acai berries themselves are hard to find, as they live a short period of time. Because of that, you’ll most likely find them in supplements or freeze dried form. My favorite way to enjoy this fruit is by using the puree packets available at Whole Foods. And I’ve even seen them at Costco and on Amazon. You can easily enjoy this fruit in an acai bowl or even as a smoothie by just adding a little more coconut milk.

*You can also find the freeze-dried powder and add to your smoothies, etc. Find it at Amazon here….Sambazon Organic Freeze Dried Acai Powder. So good!

I named this recipe “Oahu Acai Breakfast Bowl” after the island I lived on, Oahu, as it’s the first place I had this delicious bowl. They make them nearly everywhere in Hawaii but it may be difficult to find acai bowls on the mainland, unless maybe on the West coast. That’s why I love these puree packets so much. It brings a taste of Hawaii to the mainland.

Fresh and fruity "Oahu Acai Breakfast Bowl" via veggiechick.com #vegan #antioxidants

To make, blend the acai packets, 1/2 cup blueberries, 1/2 the banana, 3-4 strawberries, maple syrup, and mint leaves in a food processor until blended smooth. Transfer to bowl and top with the remaining fresh berries, granola and unsweetened coconut. Serves 2. Enjoy this Acai Breakfast Bowl near the ocean, if you are so lucky.

Fresh and fruity "Oahu Acai Breakfast Bowl" via veggiechick.com #vegan #antioxidants

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Oahu Acai Breakfast Bowl

This fruity and flavorful Acai Breakfast Bowl is a traditional Hawaiian favorite- with fresh fruit and the Brazilian super fruit, Acai.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2
  • Category: Vegan, Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 2 packets acai puree packs (I use Sambazon brand- found at Whole Foods or Costco)
  • 1 cup blueberries (divided)
  • 1 ripe banana, sliced (divided)
  • 10 medium strawberries, sliced (divided)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2-3 mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup favorite granola (gluten free if desired)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut

Instructions

  1. Blend acai packets, 1/2 cup blueberries, 1/2 the banana, 3-4 strawberries, maple syrup, and mint leaves in food processor until blended smooth.
  2. Transfer to bowl and top with the remaining fresh berries, granola and unsweetened coconut. Serves 2.

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5 Comments

  • so this acai bowl makes you nostalgic too?! i love it! how lucky that you got to live in Hawaii! isn’t it funny that these bowls are becoming super popular now?! 🙂

    Reply
    • Thanks Crista!! I just miss Hawaii so much. And yes! I’m seeing these bowls pop up all over Pinterest now. =)

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  • hey! i tried to give this recipe 5 stars but it stopped at 3. boo 🙁

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  • Ok I just received the Acai powder in the mail….im going to try to bring a little of Hawaii’ back to California. Thank you. Just got back from Oahu and I think I’m withdrawing from my frozen bowls lol!

    Reply
    • I’m having serious withdrawals! I think I might have to plan a trip…=)

      Reply

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