One of my favorite places for breakfast is Two Hands, a really cute cafe that’s pretty close to the studio – and also has lifesaving coffee! Like Navy, they serve a really delicious avocado toast – but it’s their acai bowl that I love the most.
Acai bowls seem to be trending now in New York (who knew that food could trend?), but it’s because their main ingredient is the acai berry – a powerful antioxidant and “superfood” from Brazil. But, the best thing is how good it tastes – the base is a smoothie consistency of blended frozen fruit, and tastes almost like ice cream. Then the toppings add this incredible texture, and it looks so pretty I feel as though I’m almost eating art.
It’s like eating dessert for breakfast, only it’s really really good for you…
When I asked Giles and Henry, the owners, how it was made, I found out it’s actually a really simple and quick recipe – and I had to share!
Acai Smoothie Mix
1 frozen banana (chopped into inch-long pieces)
1 large handful of frozen blueberries
6 oz of almond milk
1 tbs Acai powder
1 tsp of Cacao powder
Handful of fresh Blueberries and Raspberries
Start by adding the frozen blueberries, acai powder, cacao powder and almond milk into a blender and blend until smooth.
Add one banana piece at a time and use your blender tamper/stick to force the mixture around the blender as it thickens. After all bananas are blended it should be smooth but with a thick consistency.
Remove mix from blender into bowl, sprinkle desired toppings (the ones listed above, as all great superfoods with amazing health benefits).
Two Hands | 164 Mott St, New York, NY 10013 | +1 (917) 475-1815