Meet the new love of my life, the acai bowl!
There’s nothing quite as wonderful as a thick smoothie in a bowl loaded with crunchy granola (and I mean loaded because it’s just so good that way), fresh berries and toasted coconut. I’ll take one every day please!
The acai (pronounced ah-sigh-EE) bowl has truly become something of a phenomenon. It has captured the hearts of many and is right up there with avocado toast and matcha anything. The acai berry itself is native to Brazil and has been touted as a ‘superfood’ for good reason. The berries are packed with antioxidants and are a good source of essential amino’s and omega fatty acids. Flavor wise it is a rich combination of black berries and dark chocolate. Delicious right! And when mixed with other berries it’s a healthy and flavorful ‘super’ berry cocktail. Top off your acai bowl with an assortment of fruits, nuts, seeds and a good helping of crunchy granola and you’ve got yourself a great start to the day. But the acai bowl isn’t just for mornings, you can enjoy one anytime time of day…morning, noon or night!
- 2 cups *RUSHMORE ESSENTIALS Antioxidant Berry Blend
- 1 fresh or frozen banana
- 2 tablespoons acai berry powder
- 1 cup water or non-dairy milk, + more as needed
- 1 serving protein powder, hemp seeds or nut butter, optional for protein
- mix of fresh berries
- toasted coconut flakes
- chia seeds and/or hemp hearts
In a blender, place the berries, banana, acai powder, optional protein source and water/milk. Blend until smooth. Add extra water if needed (most likely you won’t need any).
Place in serving bowl and top with the suggested toppings or your favorite assortment.
Serves 1 large or 2 small
The Simple Veganista -- April 24, 2016