How to make a summer açai bowl in a coconut

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Learn how to make your own açai bowl, and for an added touch, serve it up in a real coconut! Get the recipe on this episode of Best Bites.

Servings: Makes 2 bowls

Ingredients

  • 7 ounces frozen açai
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 coconut

For garnish:

  • 2 tablespoon granola
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 2 strawberries, sliced
  • 2 tablespoon coconut flakes
  • edible flowers

Instructions

  1. Blend frozen açai, banana and apple juice in a blender.
  2. Holding the coconut with one hand over a bowl, firmly (but carefully!) tap it with the back side of a cleaver, mallet or a hammer. Turn as needed, until the shell starts cracking in half. Split the shell and empty the coconut water into the bowl. Discard or save for later.
  3. Pour the açai mixture into the two coconut bowls and top with granola, banana, blueberries, strawberries, coconut flakes and edible flowers.

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