I spent last weekend doing yoga and more yoga at Wanderlust Festival Austin. I took classes from rockstar yogis, like Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Janet Stone and MC Yogi. We posed, we flowed, we flew, we laughed, we danced and we had a blast. And since we were in Austin, we ate some pretty good food too.
My favorite new discovery was the açaí (ah-sigh-ee) bowl from Blenders and Bowls at Wanderlust Yoga Studio. It’s like a smoothie, but somehow better. It’s thicker and has fun toppings like frozen yogurt – usually combinations of granola, fresh fruit and honey or agave.
The variations are endless. Sambazon has some great recipes on their website. The one I came up with is so easy…just blend and serve. I did have a little trouble finding the açaí puree at my local grocery store, but was able to track it down at Whole Foods. The kind I found has added evaporated cane juice, so if you are watching sugar, you may want to try to find the unsweetened version.
Açaí is a purple Central and South American berry-like fruit. There are lots of health claims floating around about it, so whether or not it is a super food is under debate. I think it’s pretty cool and I like the way it tastes.
The açaí bowl ends up being like a pudding or soft ice cream consistency. The key to making it thick is using as much frozen fruit as possible and a small amount of liquid.
Wanderlustful Açaí Bowl
1 cup frozen banana slices
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1 package açaí puree
1/4 cup almond milk
1 tsp vanilla
Raw almonds, chopped
Agave syrup or raw honey
Place banana, frozen raspberries, açaí, avocado, almond milk and vanilla in a high powered blender. Blend until smooth. You may need to stop the blender and push the ingredients down toward the blade to make sure everything is combined.
Spoon puree into a bowl and top with fresh raspberries, granola, chopped almonds and agave or honey, to taste.
Sounds really yummy
Yep! It is! And easy too.
if you’re interested we’d love if you’d add your recipe to our website collection 🙂 -Michelle @ Sambazon
Sure, I’d be happy to do that. Thanks, Michelle.
Where you can buy acai pure in Kingwood?
Hey Beata, I went to Whole Foods. Couldn’t find it in Kingwood 😦