Healthy Homemade Açaí Bowls // Guest Post by Makayla Smucker

April 18, 2018

Açaí Bowls are all the hype right now! And for very good reason. They look and taste amazing + they’re packed full of health benefits.

I had my first Açaí bowl when I was living in the most beautiful place on earth IMO – Hawaii !!! Theres just something about that island breeze and a delish Açaí bowl.

I’m so excited to share this new, VERY simple recipe with you, but first, let’s talk benefits!

H E A L T H  B E N E F I T S

1.) Antioxidants

This is probably the most commonly know benefit of açaí. It’s PACKED with antioxidants. These help with detoxing your body which then, boosts your metabolism, leading to better digestion and weight loss! #win

2.) Energy Boost

Açaí berries are great for boosting your energy. Eating these especially after a workout can help with muscle recovery and fighting fatigue.

3.) Vitamin Rich

Açaí is packed full of essential vitamins including A, E, and C (super good for boosting your immune system!) It’s also a good source of healthy fats, protein and fiber.

4.) Eliminates Free Radicals

Free radicals are molecules that float around in your body and when there are too many, they end up causing serious diseases and even cancer. They also speed up the the aging process by breaking down the collagen in your body, for example. By eliminating the free radicals, açaí helps to prevent all these terrible things from happening to your body.

With all these benefits, who can say no to indulging in this yummy treat?! Below is a recipe for my favorite homemade açaí bowl at the moment!

A Ç A Í  B O W L  R E C I P E

INGREDIENTS:

2 Packs of frozen açaí puree (Make sure it is pure açaí with no sugar added. Açaí has plenty of natural sugar on its own!)

1 Cup Frozen Blueberries

1 Cup Frozen Mango

Orange Juice (Only as needed)

DIRECTIONS:

Add all of these ingredients into your high speed blender. Pulse until everything is mostly chopped up. Using your tamper and just a tiny bit of the juice at a time, continue blending and pushing the ingredients towards the blades until everything is nice and smooth! It takes some patience to get all of the frozen things into a smooth consistency, but the less liquid you add, the thicker your Açaí Bowl will be!

Add the mixture to your serving bowl and top with your favorite things! I have Fresh strawberries, coconut flakes, raw sunflower seeds and a drizzle of raw honey!

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xx Makayla

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