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I have been a huge fan of acai bowls since I first discovered them about 5 years ago while visiting in California. I was immediately hooked after my first bite! I was even more delighted to discover that these bowls of goodness are actually healthy and packed with nutrients and antioxidants.

The nutrient-rich acai berry is commonly found in the rain forests of the Amazon. This superfood has many health benefits such as increased energy, healthier skin, anti-aging effects and may even help with digestive issues.

I have created many variations of these delicious bowls, but I wanted to start with the most basic version and build from there.

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Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 3/4 of a large frozen banana (in pieces)
  • 1 packet of frozen acai (or 1 tbsp of acai powder)
  • 1 tsp maca powder (optional) – (Maca adds a nutty/caramel flavor and boosts energy)
  • Toppings: organic granola, fresh berries and banana (plus any other favorites!)

Method:

  1. If using a frozen acai packet, allow to thaw for about 5 minutes.
  2. Combine all ingredients (except toppings) in a high-speed blender (I use a Vitamix.)
  3. Blend until smooth and creamy – the mixture should be relatively thick. If it is not thick enough, just add more frozen banana as you go.
  4. Pour/spoon mixture into a bowl and top with organic granola, fresh berries and a few slices of banana. For an extra superfood boost I sprinkle chia seeds, hemp seeds, coconut flakes and bee pollen, but these are completely optional. For non-vegans you can also drizzle some honey on top for added sweetness.

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