Sunday, August 9, 2015

DIY Acai Bowl

Some may call it a health trend, but I love seeing and trying all the different health food creations that have been front and center in the the social media spotlight. From countless ways of using avocados to clean eating recipes, I'm all up for it. A super quick and fun way to eat healthier is by making these nutrient-packed acai fruit bowls! Acai refers to the small black-purplish berries that come from South American palm trees. They contain antioxidants, and are known as an energy booster. They have many health benefits, to name a few - they help with weight loss and digestion, promote skin health, and reduce inflammation that's often associated with many heart conditions. There are Acai smoothie packets sold in specialty grocery stores, such as Trader Joe's, but I decided to make my own version at home! 

The recipe below uses simple and healthy ingredients that can be easily substituted and recreated. The base doesn't have to be acai, it can be a green smoothie blend or anything to your liking. It's best to pick fruits that add thickness to the blend, such as bananas and avocados. Even without the acai mix, there are endless combinations that will sure be as delicious as they look!

Makes 1 serving

Smoothie Bowl

Half a banana, frozen 
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup raspberries
1 cup greek yogurt
1/4 cup ice cubes


Half a banana
Unsweetened flaked coconut

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