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Fruit LOVERS Bowl

Açai Bowl for the fruit lover

Açai ::: ah-sai-ee

Açai ::: ah-sai-ee

These Brazilian berries are full of nutrients such as antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids, and do wonders for our beautiful bodies and souls. Some of the benefits include increased energy levels, boosted immune system, improved metabolic function and better hair and skin. Now who doesn't want that!?! When making these bowls, have fun with it and add whatever YOUR body needs. Below is the recipe for my Fruit Lover Bowl, have fun with it! 

Ingredients::

Açai purée

  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 pack frozen unsweetened açai berry pulp (100g) Most common is the Sambazon Unsweetned Açai Smoothie Pack, run it under water for 5 seconds to thaw it a little.
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Toppings::

  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup banana sliced
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chopped
  • 1/2 cup strawberries sliced
  • 1/4 cup granola (optional)
  • 1/4 cup superfood seeds/grains of your choice. I use "Super Seed & Ancient Grain Blend from Trader Joe's which is a mix of buckwheat, millet, chia seed, flax seed, quinoa, hemp seed and amaranth. 
  • Drizzle of raw honey, optional but highly recommended 

Instructions::

Mix everything in the blender starting with the softest ingredients first. For the almond milk, just add little by little, the açai purée should be thicker than a smoothie so you might not need it all depending on the thickness. Place the purée in a bowl and then add your toppings. Sprinkle with granola, super seeds and the honey. 

This is super filling so I usually count this as a meal. Most of the calories are in the granola so if you are careful about your calorie intake or just want it as a snack or dessert, I would skip the granola. Below is the nutrient information for those of you who are curious. Enjoy!

Nutrients per serving::

  • calories 568
  • fat (g) 15.2
  • saturated 2.3g
  • polyunsaturated 4.8g
  • monounsaturated 1.6g
  • trans 0g
  • cholesterol 0mg
  • sodium 140.4g
  • potassium 1,042.9g
  • carbs 104.5g
  • fiber 20.4g
  • sugars 50g
  • protein 13g
  • vitamin A 18.5%
  • vitamin C 195.4%
  • calcium 30.6%
  • iron 25.6%




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