Aloha From Aulani! Try This Hawaiian Acai Bowl at Home

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If you’re craving a tropical vacation (and let’s face it, who isn’t?), this Aulani acai bowl is the perfect way to add some “Aloha!’ to any morning.

The healthy bowl is available at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa’s ‘AMA‘AMA restaurant.

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Aulani Local-Style Acai Bowl (Courtesy of Disney)

What You Need:

  • 3/4 cup acai purée
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 bananas, divided
  • 1/4 cup local honey, more for drizzling
  • 1/2 cup organic granola
  • 12 slices starfruit
  • 1/2 cup poha berries
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
  • Fresh mint leaves, for garnish

What You Do:

  1. Blend purée, strawberries, blueberries, 1 banana, and honey in a blender on high speed. Pour into 4 small serving bowls.
  2. Top each with even amounts of granola, starfuit, poha berries, strawberries, and banana. Drizzle to taste with honey and garnish with mint. Serves 4.

The recipe includes a Chef’s Note that reads:

Acai is a reddish, purple berry that comes from the acai palm tree which is native to Central and South America. High in antioxidants, the flavor is described as a cross between a rich blackberry or raspberry and a piece of dark chocolate. The sweet-tart poha berry is a relative of the tomatillo that looks like a cherry but tastes more like a tart tomato. Acai purée can be found in the freezer section of local health food stores.

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Disney’s official ‘AMA’AMA description reads:

The restaurant is named after the ‘AMA‘AMA, a local mullet fish—and it’s inspired by the fishing settlements along the leeward coast of O‘ahu that date back to the 12th century.

‘AMA‘AMA is designed to resemble a beachside house. Its spacious dining room features a thatched roof, mosaic designs, a fountain and a reflecting pool.

Planning Your Aulani Vacation

Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Ko’Olina, Hawaii remains closed at this time. There is no reopening date currently scheduled. The Hawaiian Disney resort is, however, offering great discounts up to 35% off at this time for future 2020 travel dates. 2021 reservations can also be made.

Let the Disney vacation experts at Academy Travel help you plan your next adventure, whether you want to visit Walt Disney World, Disneyland Resort, or Aulani. Their team will make sure every detail of your Disney trip is perfect for your family, allowing you to make memories instead of stressing about planning.

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Are you going to try this Disney Aulani acai bowl recipe now in anticipation of your next island getaway?

View a video acai bowl tutorial with an Aulani chef below: 

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