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Winter Acai Bowl

CategoryDifficultyIntermediateYields1 Serving
Prep Time5 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time10 mins

Create your own winter-fruit inspired açaí bowl at home.

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INGREDIENTS

Smoothie Base
 1 frozen banana
 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
 4 tbsp açaí powder or 1 frozen unsweetened açaí packet
 ½ cup ice
 1 scoop of protein powder of choice
Toppings
 ½ kiwi
 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds
 3 blackberries
 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
 2 tbsp Evoke Foods Athlete Fuel Museli or other low-sugar granola

DIRECTIONS

1

Blend all smoothie base ingredients in a blender. Check in with the consistency: if your smoothie is not thick enough, it won't be able to hold up the toppings. If you need to, add extra ice to the smoothie base.

Once you have reached the right consistency, pour the smoothie into a bowl. Decorate smoothie with desired suggested toppings.

Snap a photo to share with all your friends (and me on Instagram @coachingbyjennifer), and enjoy!

COUNTs AS

2 Fruit, 2 Protein, 2 Fats, 1/2 Starch

Notes

*Granola or Museli like Bear Naked V’nilla Granola or Evoke Foods Athlete Fuel Organic Museli

Recommended Products**

**Some product links may be affiliate links

Bonus Tip: How to Make a Kiwi Flower

I couldn’t believe how easy it was to make a kiwi flower (pictured).   All you need to do is cut a kiwi in half and then cut a zig-zag pattern into the flesh!

CBJ HEALTH TIP: ALL ABOUT ACAI

Ah-SAH-EE.

Yep. In case you have been saying it wrong, that is how you say açaí.

By now I am sure you have seen açaí smoothie bowls all over Instagram or at your nearest juice bar, but have you ever tried to make your own at home?

HEALTH BENEFITS OF ACAI

Açaí is a purple berry that grows on the açaí palm tree and is native to Central + South America that is known for its antioxidant benefits. It is often used in superfood powders or as an addition to smoothies + smoothie bowls.

Its antioxidant levels are similar to that of cranberries and are higher than blueberries and strawberries.  It is also rich in calcium, vitamin A, and heart-healthy fats including oleic acid, one of the same fatty acids found in olive oil.

While many health claims have been made about açaí from weight loss and beyond, there has not been enough substantial research to back many of these claims.

However, you can bet that açaí can still provide the benefits of antioxidants and other plant-based compounds that will benefit your overall health.

HOW TO BUY ACAI

Because açaí berries can spoil within a day of harvest, you cannot buy açaí berries in their berry form in the United States.  Instead, you can find them in two consumable forms: powder or frozen packs. See above for recommended products!

Because açaí are naturally very low in sugar, beware of packs and powders that have added sugar and other sweeteners to their blend and stick to pure powdered or frozen versions. You can add your own fresh or frozen fruits to your blend to add a touch of sweetness later.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 1


Amount Per Serving
Calories 458
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g24%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 391mg17%
Potassium 1226mg36%
Total Carbohydrate 61g21%
Dietary Fiber 15g60%
Sugars 21g
Protein 33g66%

Vitamin A 22%
Vitamin C 67%
Calcium 78%
Iron 16%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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