If you’re a healthy eater, or a Pinterest junkie, you’ve probably heard of Acai Bowls. They seem to be getting tons of attention and, unlike many food items that fall into the spotlight, they deserve it.
Acai is a tropical superfood fruit that hails from Brazil. It’s delicious and tart and Jamba Juice has been putting in their smoothies since I got them
every day in college. The fruit itself has been touted for intense health benefits like antioxidants, amino acids and omega fatty acids that help slow the aging process by boosting immune and metabolic function and removing destructive free radicals from your body! Yep, I’ll take some of that. PLUS, it’s tasty! The dark purple berries (which can only be found in powder form here in the US) pack more grams of protein than an egg! Add that to its omega 3/6/9 fatty acids and you see that the acai helps improve the look and texture of your hair, skin and nails.
So what is an acai bowl anyway? Basically, it’s a really thick acai smoothie in a bowl with toppings. It kind of looks (and sometimes tastes) like ice cream, but it’s GOOD for you!
Check out my easy recipe below for something basic & this easy how-to video from Oakley Women:
- 1 scoop acai powder
- ½-3/4 C almond milk
- 1 T chia seeds
- 2 T coconut flakes
- ¼-1/2 C pomegranate seeds
- 1 T honey
- Add acai powder, milk and chia seeds into a blender (or use an immersion blender) to mix.
- Add mix to a bowl and add toppings.
What will you top your acai bowl with?!