Basic Homemade Acai Bowls

An easy tutorial for homemade acai bowls — made with healthy fat, fiber and plant-based protein, and no added sugar!

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My husband has developed quite the taste for acai bowls lately.

He, who a mere four months ago wouldn’t consider anything lacking eggs to be a respectable breakfast option, is now hitting up our local acai emporium on a tri-weekly basis.

Me, being a frugal foodie, has decided it’s time to nip this habit in the bud.

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“I can make that for you at home,” I declared the last time he insisted on grabbing a bowl after a morning yoga sesh.

“No way,” he replied skeptically. “How? Where will you get the acai?!”

Apparently, acai bowls are much more mysterious to the average consumer than I’d expected.

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Wedding Workout

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