Acai bowl ingredients in a simple list are these: acai, banana, honey, and granola. This is all you need to make a classic Rio-style acai bowl. To illustrate this point take, for example, the coffee world. Sure there are 8,700 possible drink combos at Starbucks, but really they are just variations of the basic ingredients: coffee, cream, and sugar. In the acai bowl universe people may add any number of acai bowl ingredients like fruits, juices, and toppings. We will dedicate future posts to some of those pioneering recipes. Today, however, it is all about acai bowl ingredient #3, that simple crunchy topping called granola.
Granola makes an acai bowl complete. First it adds good filler. Yes I want to feel full after I spend the energy to make, or the money to buy an acai bowl. Granola adds those extra calories and fiber that do the job. Granola also adds a new layer to the acai bowl experience. Crunchy and sweet granola stands out against luscious, smooth acai for a complete acai bowl experience.
Possible granola substitutions: roasted and sliced almonds, mac nuts, walnuts, or any other kind of edible nut or seed. Some of the earliest versions of an “acai bowl” come from the Amazonian region where they add cassava flour (farinha de tapioca) to pure acai.
To finish off, here are some good reasons for making your own homemade granola by acai bowl experts Daniel and Talita, Tambor Acai’s founders:
“Homemade granola tastes better than any store bought granola we’ve tried. And what we like the most about making our own is that we can add all our favorite healthy ingredients and know that we will love the taste and feel good eating it!”
Click for their favorite recipe called ‘Be Free’ Homemade Granola.