Acai has been a new health craze for longer than a decade, but people have been consuming it for thousands of years in Brazil! There are countless benefits to consuming this amazing berry. Acai is a nutrient-dense superfood that is high in healthy fats and low in sugar. Due to its extremely high level of antioxidants (twice as much as blueberries), it actually has anti-aging effects and is wonderful for your skin! It is also known to boost your energy. Acai is linked to improving stamina, alertness, and the brain’s cognitive functioning. It is also full of fiber resulting in improving your digestion! All these benefits are a huge plus because honestly I am just in love with the flavor of Aaci and obsessed with refreshing, thick smoothie bowls!
Step 1: You must have a quality blender. I love my Vitamix and it helps get the consistency to be thick and creamy.
Step 2: Always start with less liquid than you think! You can always add more. Choose your non-dairy milk of choice! I usually use almond, cashew, or oat milk.
Step 3: Always use frozen fruit! There is nothing worse than a warm Acai Bowl… I typically use one frozen banana and two packets of frozen unsweetened acai. Start slowly blending your fruit with your milk and use the Vitamix wand to stir while it blends.
Step 4: Add your favorite Protein powder! I will add 2 scoops of Vital Proteins Collagen Powder/ or one scoop of Silver Fern Brand, plant based Vanilla. The powder will help the consistency to be more creamy and less icy.
Step 5: Have a taste! I always stir and taste it to see if I need to add anything.. Either more liquid or fruit!
Step 6: Once you are satisfied with your Acai, pour it into a bowl and add your favorite toppings! I love adding blueberries, granola, and nut butter!
Step 7: ENJOY!