While on vacation in Steamboat Springs this past weekend, my 15 year old daughter found a new love…ACAI! With every bite of this beautiful bowl her eyes lit up with excitement. As a matter a fact she talked about the acai bowl for many many days. Obviously, I wanted to bank on her new found love for this dish packed with yummy goodness. So I decided to do what any mother would, I recreated the bowl! The most amazing thing is, not only does she love eating this power packed bowl, she actually has fun making it too. Art and Food… Win! Win!
Acai Energy Bowl (2 servings)
- 1 pack of frozen acai puree’ (unsweetened)
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ cup almond milk (unsweetened)
- 1 kiwi
- 1 apple
- ½ banana
- A handful of blueberries and strawberries
- ½ cup of organic granola
- Dash of cinnamon
In a food processor/blender combine 1 pack of the acai, 1 frozen banana, almond milk and dash of cinnamon and blend on high for 15 seconds. Pour half of the mixture in one bowl and half in another bowl. Add toppings! Arrange: kiwi, apple, berries, banana, and granola. Enjoy!
Promotes Heart & Cellular Health
Give your body some Love! Acai berries are packed with antioxidants, fiber and heart-healthy fats. Acai berries are extremely high in anthocyanins, a type of antioxidant that supports balanced cholesterol levels. Anthocyanins found in the acai berries play a role in the body’s cellular protection system. It helps to keep cells strong against the invasion of free radicals.
Great For The Skin
We all love to have that glow! Your skin is your largest organ, so let’s take care of it. Antioxidants protect the skin! When acai berries are ingested, they can also give the skin a healthy, attractive glow.
The acai berry is considered a natural digestive cleanser, helping the liver and kidneys to process and remove waste and toxins from the body. It’s also a natural colon cleanser! If you suffer from constipation or other digestive problems give these berries a try.
Increased Athletic Performance
What’s the hype! This berry is known to boost energy levels because of the powerful assortment of antioxidants it contains. This mixture of antioxidants can promote faster recovery times and increase stamina. Acai berries also contain a generous amount of amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. The amino acid content found within acai berries can assist in building and repairing muscle.