This acai smoothie bowl is the epitome of beauty food. It’s packed with antioxidants and skin-loving nutrients that make you glow from the inside out and feel amazing.If you haven’t heard of acai (pronounced a-sigh-ee), don’t worry, I’ve got your back.
Acai berries comes from the Amazonian rainforest. They’re tiny purple powerhouses that contain fiber, healthy fats, electrolytes and B vitamins. But they’re claim to fame is antioxidants. Acai berries are an abundantly rich source of skin-loving antioxidants called anthocyanins. They protect the skin from free-radical damage that can lead to early signs of aging, likes fine lines and wrinkles. Antioxidants also help to protect us from a number of degenerative health conditions.
Eating more acai can be a little tricky depending on where you live in the world. If you live in North America like me, your best bet is to use an acai powder, or frozen acai puree. It’s generally pretty easy to find at bigger grocery stores or at your local health food store.
To make this smoothie bowl recipe, you’ll want frozen berries (I used raspberries), and half of a frozen banana to get that creamy consistency we’re looking for. You can use fresh mango or frozen, whichever you prefer.
Acai smoothie bowl recipe
- 2 tbsp of acai powder
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 3/4 cup frozen raspberries
- 1/2 a mango
- 2 tbsp of almond milk (more or less as needed to help blend)
- optional – a scoop of protein powder
- Add all of your ingredients to a blender or food processor.
- Blend until all your ingredients are combined and creamy. You want a thick texture like a soft serve ice cream.
- Spoon your smoothie mix into a bowl, and decorate with your toppings of choice.
Top it like it’s hot
Topping your smoothie bowl is totally optional, but highly recommended. Especially if you want to turn your breakfast into an art form. Some of my favourite go-to toppings include:
- Sliced banana
- Chopped nuts or seeds (hemp seeds are great for protein!)
- Raw cacao nibs
- Dried fruit (mulberries and goji berries are great)
- Granola (low sugar or homemade if you can)
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You can also reinforce that healthy glow by starting your day off with a big glass of water to kickstart digestion and help your body detox.
What are is your favourite healthy breakfast? Tell us in the comments below.