I know how you love a good smoothie bowl so I made this purple on purple power recipe to give you an intense antioxidant boost to your day!
If you’ve never tried making an acai (pronounced ah-SIGH-ee) bowl, you’re in for a treat. This berry gives such a nice, sweet flavour to this pretty in purple breakfast bowl. It sort of tastes like if grapes got together with blueberries and made a baby. #yum.
Acai berries are actually found in the Amazon rainforests and have been celebrated for centuries for their immune boosting, energizing properties. Acai is called a superfood because its got one of the highest levels of antioxidant activity compared to other fruits and vegetables. Since we know that antioxidants mop up free radical damage, fight disease and keep us looking our best, we want to eat them as often as possible. Of note: acai berries are loaded with a powerful antioxidant called anthocyanin, which are particularly great for protecting our brain!
We can’t get acai berries fresh here, but acai products are now available at most health food stores as a dried powder or in frozen puree packages. Some mainstream grocery stores will carry acai products too, but make sure there’s nothing added. You just want acai pulp. No added sugar.
This smoothie is also full of blueberries and blackberries, which share that vibrant purple plant colour. That means there’s even MORE antioxidant power in this smoothie bowl than you might expect. You should look a full 10 years younger after eating this (I kid.)
Top it however you like, I’ve used fresh blueberries and blackberries and a sprinkle of shredded coconut.
Note: Working with the frozen packages like in this recipe, you’ll want to run under warm water to loosen the frozen pulp or you can leave it thaw in your fridge overnight.
- ½ frozen banana
- 1 100g (3.5 oz) frozen, unsweetened acai berry pack
- ½ cup frozen blackberries
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- ¼ ripe avocado
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- ½ cup unsweetened dairy-free milk
- Suggested Toppings:Blueberries, Blackberries + banana or granola or coconut flakes.
If you try this out and share it on social media, be sure to tag me @kimdeoncom so I can see your yummy, real food creations.