RecipeAçaí Bowl

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 230
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Total Fat: 12 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 10.5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 28 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6 g
  • Total Sugar: 16 g
    • Natural Sugar: 16 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 25 mg

Açaí bowls are beautiful creations loaded with colorful, antioxidant-rich fruit, fiber- and protein-packed nuts, and whatever other good-for-you ingredients you’d like to add. Normally, you’d order one up at a trendy cafe (and drop a pretty penny in the process), but I’ve created an easy-to-make recipe so you can make one whenever you want. Seriously, just mix in a blender and start munching.

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This recipe makes 2 servings
Ingredients:
  • • 1 packet (4 ounces) unsweetened açaí berry puree (slightly thawed, broken in half or quarters for easier blending)
  • • ½ frozen banana (the riper the banana, the better), broken in half for easier blending
  • • 1 tablespoon hemp protein powder*
  • • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • • 4 whole pitted dates (soak in hot water for about 15 minutes, then drain, for easier blending)
  • • 2 tablespoons almond butter or peanut butter (try each and see which you prefer)
  • • 3 to 4 tablespoons vanilla almond milk (or any preferred milk)
  • • Heaping ½ cup frozen berry blend (any combo of blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, cherries)
  • • ½ cup ice cubes
  • •  Optional garnish: Fresh berries, toasted coconut, chopped nuts, pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds, granola

*You can swap in another preferred protein powder.

Preparation:

Add the açaí packet, banana, protein powder, cacao powder, soaked/drained dates, nut butter, and milk to your blender. Start at low speed and gradually increase to medium speed. Stop a few times and scrape down the sides of the blender so you incorporate the splattered ingredients. As the mix starts to become smooth, add in the frozen berries and ice cubes. Blend until thick and smooth (but not liquidy). Serve immediately, plain or with toppings of your choice.

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