A [Vegan] Love To Last A Lifetime: Sambazon (Feat. Açaí Bowls + Recipe)
Kristin | On 11, Nov 2014
My first introduction to Açaí Bowls was a visit to the Hawaiian island of Oahu a couple of years ago.
For the longest time thereafter I’d only dreamed of having this creamy, crunchy, fruit-filled, chilled, sweet treat again. I had no idea that it could be had on the mainland. Or more – that I could make it in my own kitchen!
Finally the light shone on Sambazon, makers of Açaí berry-based products including smoothies, sorbets, energy drinks, powders, and of course Açaí Bowl mixes.
Before realizing they had mixes just for Açaí Bowls I was using their sorbet to mix up my own sweet treat: almond butter mixed with mounds of their sorbet (pictured above).
Sooooo what exactly is Açaí anyway?
The Açaí berry is a reddish-purple fruit, from the Açaí palm tree—which is native to Central and South America. Some studies show that this fruit is richer in antioxidants than blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, cranberries, and blueberries. Açaí is also known to be packed with protein and some say it has anti-aging properties.
One thing is for sure: it tastes delicious and is an amazing base for frozen yum-ness.
Scooped the following recipe up (from Sambazon) to share with you since it seemed like an awful tease to say “this stuff is great” and then not provide a way to actually use it. :)
Here we go…
Sambazon’s “Super PB&J Açaí Bowl”
- 1 Sambazon Immunity Smoothie Pack
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 cup coconut water
- 1/2 cup fresh hemp milk
- 1 heaping Tbsp. of almond butter
- Banana slices
- Unsweetened shredded coconut
- Chopped almonds
- Raw cacao nibs
- Agave syrup
- In a high-speed blender add banana, Açaí pack, strawberries, almond butter, coconut water and hemp milk. Blend on high until thoroughly combined and creamy.
- Pour into a bowl.
- Top with banana slices, shredded coconut, chopped almonds, cacao nibs, and drizzle with agave.
Have fun with it! Add your own toppings, make it unique, jazz it up. This is a good one to experiment with. You really can’t go wrong. :)