Happy Monday friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend full of sunshine. In honor of the first day of school, today I want to share with you my absolute favorite after-school snack, acai berry smoothie bowl. This delicious snack can serve as a meal replacement and is packed with nutrients. The acai berry is an indigenous berry commonly found in the Amazon rain forest. Scientist believe that acai berries contain the highest amount of antioxidants and are considered a super food among nutrionist. Acai berry has been linked to having anti-aging effects, increasing levels of energy, boost in sex drive, and overall improving mental function (according to the Gloval Healing Center). Pretty awesome that a tiny berry can do all that right?
I recently started making these acai smoothie bowls and I am obsessed! Here is a simple recipe that I made to share with you today. I used Sambazon acai berry packet with guarnaná. Guarana is often used for weight loss, to enhance athletic performance, as a stimulant, and to reduce mental and physical fatigue. I love the extra boost of energy it gives me after a long day of classes. If you rather not have guarnaná in your diet, purchase the Sambazon unsweetened acai berry packet. I found all these ingredients at my local Whole Foods. You can add whatever fruit you want on top and even add some natural honey. My personal favorite honey is made in my hometown of Destin Florida by the Honey Hutch. You can order some for yourself by clicking here.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Acai Berry Smoothie Bowl Recipe
1 packet of Sambazon Acai Berry + Guaraná
1/2 cup frozen assorted fruit
1/2 cup coconut drink (or almond milk)
1. Run packet under water for 5 seconds, cut off top of pack to open and break up into blender
2. Add liquid of choice and the fruit
3. Blend to desired consistency. If you want it to be thicker add ice.
4. Top with granola, fruit, and/or honey.