SUNSHINE AÇAÍ BOWL

 
Recipe & Photo by Sophie Mackenzie    WHOLEHEARTED EATS

Recipe & Photo by Sophie Mackenzie WHOLEHEARTED EATS


AUTHOR NOTES

Antioxidants: Açaí berries are very high in antioxidants, containing twice as many as blueberries.

Omega fats: They are high in Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids which are essential in keeping our cardiovascular system and brain in tip-top shape.

Fiber and Protein:  Every 100g of dried Açaí powder contains 14g of fiber and 8g of protein.

Minerals: A, B1, B2, B3, C and E are all found in the berry, as is calcium and vitamin D (which you need to absorb the calcium)

Açaí can be purchased as a juice (which is often not as high in minerals, as it us cut with other juice), frozen puree, or as a freeze dried powder. For this recipe I choice to used the powdered form as it is 1) easily available, or at least easier to order online if not locally available, and 2) it is easy to portion. While the frozen puree already comes in portioned servings, and can be a bit pricy. The powdered version allows for more control over how much is used. Here, I left the recipe open to use anywhere from 1 tsp to 1 Tbsp of powder, and feel free to play with it. Use as much or as little you like, and use the puree or juice instead if you prefer .


SERVES:   1

PREP TIME:  2 -4  Minutes

DIETARY CONSIDERATION:  Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Sugar Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Gluten Free


INGREDIENTS 

  • 1 Banana (fresh)

  • 1 Cup Frozen Berries (blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries)

  • 1 tsp -1 Tbsp Acai powder

  • 1 Tbsp Hemp Protein

  • 3/4 Cup Coconut Water, Almond Milk (or milk of choice), or water. You may need a little more or less.

  • Toppings of Choice (see below)

Toppings Choices:

  • Goji Berries

  • Pomegranate Seeds

  • Banana Slices

  • Granola Berries (fresh or thawed)

  • Hemp Hearts

  • Kiwi Slices

  • Orange Segments

  • Other Seasonal Fruit


EQUIPMENT 

VITAMIX OR BLENDER OF CHOICE


DIRECTIONS

Puree all ingredients in a blender until smooth. You may need to add more or less of the liquid to achieve desired consistency. You want it to be the consistency of a thick smoothie. Pour the smoothie into your favourite bowl and top with seasonal fruit, seeds/nuts, and your choice of granola.

 
Stacey Christie