Meghan Markle’s Acai Bowl Recipe Is Super Simple to Make at Home and So Satisfying

Before she was the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle had a successful acting career and ran a lifestyle blog called The Tig. Though she shuttered the blog when she confirmed her relationship with Prince Harry, it was at the time a source of insightful tips and information. During that time, she gave an inside look at the perfect meal for those in search of a fast and filling breakfast option — Meghan’s acai bowl is just the thing.

Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane on Suits
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Meghan’s acai bowl recipe is simple to put together

In a 2015 interview with the website Eyeswoon, blogger Athena Calderone got a first-hand lesson in how to build Meghan’s delicious acai bowl.

Meghan told the site at the time how wonderful it was to have access to fresh produce. “We are so spoiled with our produce there, and my love of simple ingredients prepped well is completely linked to that. And the diet tends to be healthier as well — acai bowls, green juices, chopped salads, perfect sushi, grilled fish tacos… those are all things that make me think of home.”

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen acai packet
  • 1/3 cup almond milk 
  • 1/2 banana
  • Handful frozen berries
  • Coconut flakes
  • Manuka honey
  • Bee pollen (optional)

To assemble the bowl, blend the acai packet with the almond milk, banana and frozen berries until combined and thick. Then top with coconut flakes, fresh berries, sliced banana, a drizzle of honey, and bee pollen, and serve immediately.

Meghan revealed why she named her blog The Tig

By now, most people know that she named her lifestyle blog The Tig after a wine called Tignanello, but there’s more to the story than that. During the interview she explained the inspiration behind the name. When she first drank the wine, she said she understood how people described wine when tasting it — things that she had not understood before.

“The impetus of the name is from a wine called Tignanello,” she shared. “My sip of that wine was my first moment of understanding the nuance people had always described in wine — the tasting notes, the layers. It was such an ah-ha moment, so I took the nickname ‘Tig’ and translated it for all of those moments of getting it.”

She shared that the name defines a moment of “discovery and excitement all rolled into one.”

She shared her guilty pleasure food

Meghan may stick to healthier options in her diet, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t love something on the unhealthy side of things — you now, for balance. When asked if there is anything she “embarrassingly and secretly” eats, the duchess got real.

“I love a french fry, but there’s no shame in that,” she answered. “But you know what I do really happen to lovvvvve is that boxed macaroni and cheese. I now buy the Annie’s organic one if I’m craving it, but I throw some frozen peas into it and have this gooey simple childlike meal. I used to cook it for the kids I would babysit and I always enjoyed feeling like a kid and eating it with them.”

She added, “I’m also not averse to eating tater tots. With ketchup and sriracha.”