The acai berry, native to Brazil is rich in antioxidants and good source of essential amino acids and omega vitamins. Because they are easily perishable, many companies freeze-dry the berries and turn it into a powder. The powder works perfectly to create a nutritious, creamy bowl with a blend of other antioxidant-rich berries, banana, yogurt, and milk. Adding protein helps to make this a more balanced meal that can be a quick, on-the-go option.
1 cup Frozen berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, etc; use any combo)
½ medium Banana (fresh or frozen)
1 tbsp Freeze-dried acai berry powder (click here for the brand I use)
1 cup Unsweetened vanilla almond milk (feel free to use any milk you have)
1 scoop Vanilla protein isolate (I use a whey isolate)
Optional: Cinnamon, nutmeg, granola, unsweetened coconut flakes, chia seed, slices of fruit)
Throw all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth & creamy.
Pour into a bowl (or cup if on-the-go) and top with toppings of choice.
Serving size: 1 whole acai bowl
**Nutrition facts do not reflect optional toppings. Add on whatever toppings you pick.