acai bowl recipe with strawberries blueberries raspberries granola and thyme
Acai Bowl Recipe ~ Easy, Healthy & Delicious

After trying acai bowls for years and always wishing we could replicate our favorites at home, my daughter and I decided to test our own recipe. We are so happy to finally have it figured out, and we wanted to share it with you. The great thing about acai bowls is that you can adjust them to your liking. Remember to try different toppings according to your favorite tastes and flavors. Here is our version~ we hope you LOVE it!

acai bowl recipe with strawberries blueberries raspberries granola and thyme

ACAI BOWL RECIPE

1 Frozen Acai Puree Pouch (found in frozen fruit section) We use Sambazon unsweetened and organic

1 Frozen Banana

1 cup frozen fruit of your choice (we use half cup blueberries and half cup strawberries)

1/2 cup pure apple juice (cold)

1/4- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt

1-2 Tablespoons Honey

To make the acai bowl, simply add the ingredients to a powerful blender (we use a Ninja) and blend. Stop to scrape down sides and continue to blend until the ingredients are smooth. The mixture should be thick enough to eat with a spoon.

Pour mixture into a deep bowl or divide into 2 smaller bowls to serve.

Top mixture with granola, blueberries, sliced strawberries, blackberries, raspberries.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

acai bowl toppings and honey

Tips and Toppings for Acai Bowls

When making an acai bowl, be sure that all of the fruit ingredients are frozen. The frozen fruit gives the mixture the desired texture and consistency. Using a powerful blender will help as you blend the frozen ingredients. If you thaw the acai puree or any other fruit, the acai bowl will melt too quickly or never achieve the correct consistency.

We have saved the mixture in the freezer to enjoy the next day, but we prefer it served immediately after being made.

TOPPINGS WE LOVE

Apples (chopped)

Bananas (sliced)

Blueberries

Blackberries

Cherries

Mango

Peaches

Nectarines

Strawberries

Raspberries

Dragon Fruit

Shaved or Shredded Coconut

Chia Seeds

Honey

Chocolate Chips

Avocado Slices

Honey

Nectar

Flax Seeds

Mint Leaves

I would love to know how you like acai bowls and if you have ideas and suggestions for toppings. Leave a comment below and tell me your favorites!

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Acai bowl recipe

Enjoy!

Cheers,

Lydia xo

chocolate butterscotch candy on red and white striped paper with red and white striped ribbon
Chocolate Peanut Butter Butterscotch Candy

Hello Friends,

I have been playing around with a few simple ingredients to make a butterscotch candy. This recipe uses simple ingredients that I hope you are able to find easily.

corn flakes sugar butterscotch chips chocolate chips peanut butter light corn syrup on counter
chocolate butterscotch candy on red and white striped paper with red and white striped ribbon

Chocolate Peanut Butter Butterscotch Candy

Lydia Menzies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup Karo light corn syrup
  • 5 cups Corn Flakes cereal
  • 12 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 12 oz. butterscotch chips

Instructions
 

  • In a large saucepan, heat sugar, peanut butter, and light corn syrup over medium heat until smooth.
  • Turn off heat and add in butterscotch chips. Stir continuously to melt the butterscotch into the warm mixture.
  • Add Corn Flakes, and mix to coat the cereal evenly.
  • Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spread mixture evenly on pan.
  • Heat oven to 400 degrees (F).
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly on top of mixture and bake until chocolate chips begin to melt. This takes 15 minutes in my oven. Stay close and watch carefully so that the chocolate does not scorch.
  • When chocolate chips begin to melt and sides begin to bubble, remove from oven and spread chocolate evenly across candy.
  • Let set (about an hour) and then slice into pieces. Enjoy!
chocolate butterscotch candy on red and white striped paper with red and white striped ribbon

I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine does! This recipe combines the old-fashioned recipe of Corn Flake Candy with butterscotch and chocolate. I literally could make this each week and my kids and husband wouldn’t get tired of it. Lol! I love adapting older recipes and making them a little bit new. If you have a recipe that you would like to share, please do! You can always email it to me. I will also share a video of this recipe on my Instagram.

For other simple candy recipes, you can also try one of these…

My Aunt’s Chocolate Pecan Candy

Quick Cracker Candy

Puppy Chow

If you prefer to pin for future reference…

chocolate butterscotch candy pin

Cheers,

Lydia xo

blueberry cobbler with two red forks beside glass pan on shite napkin with blue stripes
My Mom’s Old-Fashioned Blueberry Cobbler

Blueberry Cobbler is a sweet treat to serve to my family throughout spring and summer. My dad has always grown blueberries (and often gives the entire bush as a gift to friends who ask him about them). We had trays full of berries each summer, and I always loved that abundance of homegrown goodness in our kitchen. 🙂 My mom would make blueberry jam that I could never get enough of- and blueberry muffins, and blueberry cobbler…

blueberry cobbler with two red forks beside glass pan on shite napkin with blue stripes

When we have blueberries that happen to be more tart than sweet, my kids will ignore them pretty harshly. I usually freeze them for smoothies, but this time I decided to bake with them. The kids had no problem with the berries after this cobbler came out of the oven. Haha! Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and this tastes like summer in a bowl. Here is the recipe for this very simple family favorite!

blueberry cobbler with two red forks beside glass pan on shite napkin with blue stripes

My Mom’s Old-Fashioned Blueberry Cobbler

Lydia Menzies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 to 4 cups blueberries (washed and drained)

Instructions
 

  • Place berries in a bowl and add 3/4 cup of sugar. Gently stir to coat the berries. Set aside.
  • Sift 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup flour together in a large bowl.
  • Add milk and combine.
  • Melt butter and pour into a 9 x 13 glass baking dish.
  • Pour batter mixture evenly over hot butter.
  • Pour blueberries evenly on top.
  • Bake at 350 degrees (F) for 30-40 minutes.
  • Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • I hope you enjoy this simple treat. It is a great recipe to have on hand for a quick dessert idea when you need it!

Cheers,

Lydia xo

ingredients for brocooli cheese cornbread with jiffy corn muffin mix eggs butter broccoli milk onion and cheese
Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Cornbread Recipe
ingredients for brocooli cheese cornbread with jiffy corn muffin mix eggs butter broccoli milk onion and cheese

My daughter requests this recipe for each holiday meal. I think it is cute because I felt the same way about this when I was a teenager. This recipe is hard to describe because it is unlike anything I’ve had or seen to which I can compare it. It is a perfect recipe for a brunch- and according to my daughter, every holiday meal that you make! I made it for Easter this year and thought I would share it with you. It is a shortcut recipe because it starts with a cornbread mix- and it doesn’t have many other ingredients to go along with it. I didn’t have a chance to take photos of it- except for when it was just out of the oven, but I thought you wouldn’t mind. Here’s the recipe…

Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Cornbread Recipe

Lydia Menzies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box Jiffy Cornbread Mix
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 10 oz. box of frozen broccoli cooked and drained
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Melt the stick of butter and pour into 9×13 casserole dish.
  • Mix all other ingredients together.
  • Pour over melted butter.
  • Bake at 350 degrees (F) for 30-35 minutes (or until golden brown)
  • Cut into squares and serve.
  • Enjoy!

Let me know when you try this recipes and how you like it! And how you would describe it! Lol! It is a crowd pleaser!

Cheers,

Lydia xo