Acai bowls are delicious smoothies prepared from acai berries which grow in acai palm trees. They grow in Brazilian's tropical rainforest. These fruits are small, dark-purple berries containing high nutrient levels, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and amino acids. The acai bowls look and taste like ice cream. It’s a thick smoothie that has been topped with delicious peanuts or fruit butter, or oatmeal. It has numerous health benefits including acai mask which helps in suppressing and repairing oxidative damage.
Why Acai Bowls are Good for Your Health
Promotes Heart Health
Just like red berries, acai berries used in the preparation of acai bowls have high antioxidants that help in balancing cholesterol levels. They also contain plain sterols which help support blood circulation, relaxing blood vessels, and improving blood composition.
Aids Weight Loss
Acai bowls can help you in reducing and maintaining healthy body weight. A recent study found that taking 200 grams of acai bowl can reduce unwanted body fat, skinfolds and in improving insulin sensitivity.
Helps in Digestion
Acai is also helpful in maintaining a clean and functioning digestive system. The berries used in making the bowl have detoxification capabilities. It also has high fiber content that facilitates the absorption of nutrients, and which can help in regulating excretion. It also reduces constipation among other bowel issues.
Promotes Skin Health
Acai bowls contain Vitamin C and high antioxidant contents. These properties help in lessening the signs of aging by destroying cell-damaging free radicals. Acai mask also has anti-inflammatory aspects that can help to cure acne.
Source of Energy
Due to the other health benefits of acai bowls, it can help increase energy and stamina. It also combats exhaustion and fatigue, especially after exercise.
Peanut Butter Loco Moco
Peanut butter Loco Moco acai bowl recipe derives its name from the Loco Moco. This is an excellent protein-dense Hawaiian breakfast that features white rice topped with fried eggs, hamburger patties and gravy. This acai bowl contains high protein content, vitamins, and minerals. You can also add your favorite powdered protein to increase protein intake.
Ingredients for Acai Puree:
Half small banana 1 teaspoonful of unsalted powdered peanut butter 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder 1100 grams unsweetened acai berries 1 cup of frozen strawberries
1/2 sliced banana
2 tsp of shredded unsweetened coconut
One tsp of cocoa nibs
1 tsp of unsalted peanut butter
- Prepare the acai puree by adding all ingredients into a blender. When the mixture has come together, blend for about 15 to 20 seconds on high. Then pour the acai puree into bowls and add topping.
Two Hand’s Acai Bowl
1 tbsp of acai powder
1 tsp of cocoa powder
1 handful frozen blueberries
1 frozen banana and chopped
6 oz almond milk
Chia seeds Cocoa nibs Granola Fresh raspberries and blueberries Disilicate coconut Hemp seeds
- Start by adding acai powder, frozen blueberries, cocoa powder, together with almond milk into the blender. Blend until you get a smooth mixture. 2. Add a piece of banana one at a time. As it thickens, use your blender stick to form a uniform mix. Pour the mix into a bowl and sprinkle your desired toppings.
Hawaii 5-0 Rainbow Bowl
Using the frozen fruits in acai puree helps in achieving a thick consistency. You should avoid adding ice as it waters down the acai bowl sweetness. For toppings, fruits which are fresh will work the best.
1 cup of frozen blueberries
1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1 cup of frozen strawberries
Blueberries Sliced small banana Peeled and sliced kiwi Peeled and chopped mango or pineapple
- Prepare acai puree by adding acai pulp, banana, blueberries and strawberries, and milk splash. Blend the mixture on low until the large chunks break. Then increase the speed as you add a small amount of milk at a time. When all the ingredients have come into uniform, blend on high for about 15 seconds. 2. Pour acai puree in a clean bowl, then arrange your toppings in layers of their respective colors. This will form a pattern of a rainbow.
Acai has so many uses, and these bowls are just one way to eat them. They’ll improve your health by boosting immunity, promoting your skin appearance as well as aiding weight loss.