Protein Acai Bowl–A great way to start your day off is with a beautiful, colorful berry-coconut Protein Acai bowl. I actually like to eat this Protein Acai Bowl after a good workout. The healthy carbs from the fruit and protein help to replenish and repair sore muscles. The acai berry is packed with antioxidants and healthy omega fatty acids to help lose weight. Research also shows that acai promotes skin health and helps with digestion. There are so many other health benefits, so incorporating acai into your diet is quite recommended. This acai bowl with protein is packed with other healthy fruits and coconut, which also has a ton of health benefits that I have mentioned in previous posts. To make the protein acai bowl, I would recommend getting the puree in the frozen section of your local health store. Or you can get the freeze-dried acai powder at your local health store, which is expensive but because of how it is processed the nutrients haven’t been altered as much. Add chocolate protein (or any other kind of flavored protein) for a yummy tropical chocolate berry thick ice cream-like breakfast bowl. Your sweet tooth cravings will be satisfied while you are giving lots of healthy benefits to your body.
Protein Acai Bowl
Acai Puree (frozen section of health food) or 2 tsps. of freeze-dried acai powder
1/2 cup of cashew milk (or you can use almond milk or coconut milk) Cashew just has fewer calories
1 scoop of chocolate protein powder (or vanilla)
1/4 cup of coconut water or coconut cream (the water is fewer calories but the cream makes it really thick and creamy)
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
Lots of Ice
Toppings: berries, banana, unsweetened coconut shreds, sugar-free (or low sugar) granola, mint,
Sprinkle dried lavender flowers for a unique tropical taste
Directions: Blend until it is thick consistency. The chia seeds will add thickness to the smoothies. Add more ice if needed. Spoon into bowl and top with your toppings. Sprinkle dried lavender flowers and add a mint leaf for garnish.
Here are other ways to incorporate Acai in your body: