“Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.” –leo babauta
In this series of 4 posts we’ll be diving into the building blocks of a perfect acai bowl. According to Tambor’s Founder Dan Wright, making a traditional acai bowl requires only 4 ingredients:
Tambor Açai. Banana. Honey. Granola.
- Simplicity you can eat.
Let’s start with the Honey. My dad always told me I’d get more with honey than vinegar. I think he’s right. Honey is so universally and timelessly delicious that it can be called the liquid gold of the food world. Plus it is good for the body. Here is how honey works in an acai bowl:
1. Put it in the blender with the acai and banana
2. Drizzle it on top of the acai bowl
3. Eat a honey spoon. Some for the acai bowl, some for me.
It’s really up to you which of these you follow. Personally I like to do a mixture of the three. First put a small amount in the blender with the acai and banana. I also drizzle some on top as a finishing touch. Lastly, I thoroughly and happily clean the spoon.
But remember, too much of a good thing can still be too much. I recommend using one spoonful of honey in total, and no more than 2 spoons when making 1 package of Tambor Traditional Acai (contains 4 portion packs). When using Tambor Acai Mix, which is already lightly sweetened with organic evaporated cane juice, you may want to use even less honey.
It comes down to this: less is more when you want to make an acai bowl that has a strong acai flavor. Experimenting with apple juice, blueberries, strawberries, and other fruits is good, but those can indeed out-flavor the acai. Try it with just the simple 4: acai, banana, honey, and granola.