Four weeks ago I found myself touring through a town called Norfolk Virginia…
My husband Nathaniel, myself, and our dear friend Ian (who btw is a very talented musician check him out and show him some love) ate lunch at this revolutionary vegan spot in Virginia Beach called Fruitive. Low and behold we ordered a Acai Berry Bowl and a new love was born.
The acai berry is one of the healthiest berries you will ever find holding ten times the amount of antioxidants as grapes, and two times the amount of blueberries.
This antioxidant-rich fruit has been heralded for centuries as a healing, immune-stimulating, energy-boosting fruit.
Research has shown that this antioxidant-rich berry supports in the prevention of diseases. It has antioxidants that lower cholesterol levels, boosts energy, it aids in weight loss, keeps digestive system clean and in optimal function, boosts sex drive, and reverse typical processes of aging related to oxidative damage. (paper source)
After this great experience in Virginia, I had to learn how to make a killer good acai bowl myself.
First and foremost acai bowls are a traditional Brazilian breakfast that’s brimming with nutrients and vitamins, it will give you sustained energy and you will feel great until your next meal. You can enjoy this acai bowl as a breakfast, lunch, or for a pick me up snack.
4 Minute Acai Energy Bowl
- 2 Packets of SAMBAZON Frozen Organic Acai Berry Packets (unsweetened) I buy mine at our local Whole Foods
- 1 Banana fresh or frozen (I used fresh in this bowl)
- ½ cup Almond Milk, unsweetened or try my homemade Almond Milk recipe
- 1/4 cup Maple Granola
- 1 TB Hemp seed
- 2 TB Walnuts
- 4 Strawberries cut up
- 1/2 Banana cut up into slices
Directions: Simply add all main ingredients into your high-speed blender until thick and creamy. (1 min to blend)
Once your Acai base is ready pour it into a bowl and then begin to add the fun toppings, including Maple Granola, Hemp Seed, Walnuts, Strawberries, Banana.
Note: Other fun toppings you could add are Almond nut butter, additional berries, and other frozen or fresh seasonal fruit.
Your berry bowl will come out creamy and rich, and you can always add more frozen ice cubes or frozen bananas to obtain your desired thickness. Enjoy!