Açaí Bowl

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Ingredients

  • 4 pk Açaí berry purée (I used Sambazon unsweetened frozen packets
  • 2 cups coconut milk (or almond)
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries

Topping Options:

Anything goes!: Granola, sliced strawberries, bananas, kiwi, mango, blueberries, goji berries, shredded coconut, chia seeds, hemp seeds, raw honey, bee pollen, the kitchen sink, etc…

Directions

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend thick. Top it with the topping and dig in! (makes 2 bowls)

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 For Nutritional Information on Acaí Berries….

Acaí

Açaí (“Ah-Sigh-EE”) is a Brazilian superfruit berry, it grows in certain palm trees in Central and South America in the Amazon rainforest.  It is said to have the highest content of antioxidants of any fruit on the earth. Low in sugar, high in antioxidants, good fats, protein, amino acids, vitamins and carbohydrates. It contains:

  • A remarkable concentration of antioxidants that help combat premature aging, with 10 times more antioxidants than red grapes and 10 to 30 times the anthocyanins of red wine.
  • A synergy of monounsaturated (healthy) fats, dietary fiber and phytosterols to help promote cardiovascular and digestive health.
  • An almost perfect essential amino acid complex in conjunction with valuable trace minerals, vital to proper muscle contraction and regeneration.

“The fatty acid content in açaí resembles that of olive oil, and is rich in monounsaturated oleic acid. Oleic acid is important for a number of reasons. It helps omega-3 fish oils penetrate the cell membrane; together they help make cell membranes more supple. By keeping the cell membrane supple, all hormones, neurotransmitter and insulin receptors function more efficiently. This is particularly important because high insulin levels create an inflammatory state, and we know, inflammation causes aging.” – Oprah.com

(Açaí berries only come as frozen pure, juice, dried or powdered. In this recipe it’s probably easiest to use the frozen pure. It tastes like a mix between bitter chocolate and blueberries.)



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