Healthy Acai Bowl Recipe

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Acai Berry Bowl
This acai bowl recipe is a quick and easy breakfast or mid-day snack that offers good nutrition and a boost of energy.

What is an acai bowl?

The acai bowl is based on the acai berry (pronounced ah-sigh-ee), a small reddish-purple fruit. It’s a popular ingredient that appears in various foods including smoothies. For an acai bowl, a puree of these berries create a smoothie-like consistency, that one eats instead of drinks.
Place the mixture in a bowl and add toppings such as fresh fruit, low-sugar granola, nuts or seeds to enhance flavor and texture. Chewing is a natural stress reliever and acai bowls are meant to satisfy like a meal.

Are acai bowls healthy?

Acai berries contain antioxidants, fiber and heart-healthy fats. They also promote heart health, fight harmful organisms, aid weight loss, improves skin, helps digestion, boosts the immune system and have anti-aging effects since they’re high in many forms of phytochemicals. An acai puree mixed with other heart-healthy toppings makes for the perfect meal or snack.

How to make a healthy acai bowl:

Acai bowls are quick and simple to make. In this recipe, we offer ingredient suggestions, but feel free to make additions or substitutions with different fruits and other toppings like chia seeds, peanut butter, walnuts, etc. To make your acai puree thick, add extra frozen fruits or ice. This ensures that your toppings won’t sink to the bottom of the bowl.
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