The official colors of Mardi Gras are purple (representing justice), green (representing faith), and gold (representing power). I created this Mardi Gras Maui Bowl, with those colors in mind, combined with my favorite island flavors.
This bowl is so easy to make! The toppings take me back to a hotel balcony in Maui, watching the ocean while eating delicious tropical fruit. I purchased the Sambazon Acai packets at Sprouts (this is not a sponsored post); use the store locator on their website to find their acai products in your area.
I like to chop my fruit first so it is ready to add to my bowl, as soon as I have the base blended. I used half of a dragon fruit, a kiwi and a lemon plum, which I had never seen before, but is a delicious yellow plum from Chile. Feel free to substitute mango! I scooped my dragon fruit into little balls, but you can scoop it out of the peeling like you would an avocado, and slice it however you want.
Blend 2 packets of acai with 1/4 cup water (or juice), a banana, and honey or other sweetener if you want a sweeter smoothie base. I prefer tart over sweet so I didn’t add anything to mine. Pour your smoothie into your favorite bowl.
Arrange your fruit on top. I love how the colors of the lemon plum and kiwi pop against the acai.
Add the macadamia nuts, they provide such a great crunch and a richness when paired with the fruit.
And the last step is sprinkling on your coconut. I may or may not have done this Salt Bae style. (I did.)
And that’s it! You are ready to enjoy this delicious smoothie bowl, with the colors of Mardi Gras, and the tastes of Maui
Do you like smoothie bowls? What are your favorite toppings? Let me know in the comments below, and be sure to tag me in your Instagram pictures if you try this recipe! Thanks for reading!
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