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Tasty Tuesday // Acai Bowl with Rawnola Balls

easy acai bowl with chewy rawnola balls #vegan #glutenfree #recipe The bad news is I’m still feeling quite sick. My sort throat is gone, but in its place I now have a horrible head cold and congestion meaning I’m sneezing non-stop. It’s not the most fun. It does, however, mean that I’m still sticking to eating mostly smoothie bowls, banana ice cream, oats, and potatoes. This isn’t too far of a cry from what I normally eat anyways. Today, I’ve blended up this acai bowl with easy 4-ingredient rawnola balls which is my new obsession that I can’t wait to share with you.

easy acai bowl with chewy rawnola balls #vegan #glutenfree #recipe The acai craze seems to be everywhere these days. When I lived in Los Angeles 2 years ago, acai bowls were already the norm, dotting the menu of every juice bar in town. Although Hong Kong tends to be a bit behind picking up on these trends, even now there’s a couple of health spots dishing out acai bowls. So far, everywhere I’ve traveled to I’ve been able to find acai bowls. It’s undeniable: acai is taking over as the new “hot” superfood of the moment.

easy acai bowl with chewy rawnola balls #vegan #glutenfree #recipe I remember my first ever acai bowl that I had at Beaming in Santa Monica, as part of a workshop put on by Ksenia from Breakfast Criminals. We had all sorts of toppings to put on them: granola, almond butter, coconut, berries, slices banana, and chocolate chips. It was only a matter of time before I started making them at home. Sure enough, I bought frozen acai from the store and next thing I knew I was as hooked on acai bowls as anyone.

easy acai bowl with chewy rawnola balls #vegan #glutenfree #recipe I love the unique flavor of acai, which is so unlike any other berry or fruit out there. I made this simply delicious smoothie bowl with only a couple of wholesome, plant-based ingredients. The base is a mix of frozen bananas and acai. Then, I added in a little cinnamon and coconut sugar. Blend it together and there you have it! A homemade acai bowl that’s probably a lot cheaper than the ones at the juice bar.

easy acai bowl with chewy rawnola balls #vegan #glutenfree #recipe To top it off, I like to keep it simple. It’s routine for me to have a smoothie bowl or smoothie in the morning with my go-to rawnola. This time, I rolled my easy 4-ingredient rawnola (which tastes just like cookie dough) into balls for a little extra pizzaz.

easy acai bowl with chewy rawnola balls #vegan #glutenfree #recipe The chewy rawnola balls made the perfect topping, so I didn’t add anything else. But have fun with whatever toppings you want! I recommend nut butter + granola if you’re new to acai bowls, or more fresh fruit and shredded coconut if you’re a pro. If you try this recipe, please share with me on Instagram and let me know what you think!

easy acai bowl with chewy rawnola balls #vegan #glutenfree #recipe

ACAI BOWl WITH RAWNOLA BALLS
 
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Delicious, easy acai bowl topped with 4-ingredient rawnola balls! My favorite healthy breakfast that I could eat every single day.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Raw, Vegan, Gluten-free, Refined Sugar-free
Ingredients
For the acai bowl
  • 4-5 frozen bananas
  • 1 frozen acai pack
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • filtered water, as needed
For the rawnola balls
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup pitted Medjool dates
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
Instructions
For the acai bowl
  1. Process all ingredients in a high-speed blender or food processor.
  2. Add filtered water a little bit at a time as needed until you get a smooth & creamy consistency.
  3. Scoop into a bowl.
For the rawnola balls
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender.
  2. Blend on medium, scraping down the sides until the oats are broken down and it's fully combined.
  3. The rawnola should stick together when you press it between your fingers.
  4. Scoop out and roll into small balls between your hands.
  5. Place balls on top of your acai bowl.
  6. Enjoy!
Notes
*Use sticky Medjool dates for the rawnola if possible, so that it sticks together. The more sticky, the easier it will be to roll into balls.
*Store leftover rawnola balls in an airtight container.

 

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