Açaí Bowls

Açaí (a-sigh-ee) berries are known for numerous health benefits, and are a great addition to smoothies/smoothie bowls/banana ice cream- and they taste great too. They are commonly found in the Amazon rainforest and have been used as a healing agent for centuries. Find out all about the various health benenfits of açaí here: http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/benefits-of-acai/

  
 The ‘açaí bowl’ trend is just using açaí powder in thick smoothies, often with frozen bananas- thats where the purple color comes from. You can buy freeze dried açaí powder at most health stores, and even grocery stores are beginning to sell it among other natural supplements. Don’t get duped and spend $12 on a tiny bowl of blended fruit when you can make yourself a huge bowl at home for way cheaper. Below are some basic recipes for different ways of using açaí powder, but it all comes down to whatever you want to add. There is no right or wrong way to make an ‘açaí bowl’…

•Açaí Bowl:

-2 frozen bananas

-1 cup frozen berries

-1 tbs açaí powder

-splash almond milk/coconut water

Blend and add desired toppings (I like granola, hemp seeds, chia seeds, fresh/frozen fruit). To make this a smoothie, just add more liquid. 

•Açaí Nice Cream (Banana Ice Cream = Nice Cream)

-4 frozen bananas

-1 tbs açaí powder

Blend in a food processor or powerful blender (my Vitamix is incredible). Add toppings!

  
I hope you guys try out açaí and reap the benefits. If you like the posts on here please follow my instagram for the same types of things (plus more!) @lightlovelifeblog

 
 Love & Light,

Kiah

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