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Post-Workout Acai Smoothie Bowl

The Acai Berry – A Natural Superfood

Acai bowls are my most recent post-workout obsession!  Not only are acai bowls great for you, but they are also super yummy and make the perfect breakfast, snack, or post-workout meal!  Acai bowls are incredibly easy to make – once you have the base, the topping options are endless, so feel free to be creative!

 

The Acai (pronounced ah-sah-ee) berry is a small, round, dark purple berry similar in appearance to a blueberry.  Acai is a superfood that is packed all of nutrients and antioxidants.  Acai is especially calcium and vitamin A, and a 50 g serving of powdered, freeze-dried acas fruit pulp contains whopping 26 g of dietary fibre per serving!  50 g of free-dried acas berry pulp also offers 16 g of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat and also contains an abundance of protein and disease-fighting phytochemicals.

 

 

 

Peanut Butter Acai Smoothie Bowl Recipe:

2 servings

Ingredients for Base:

  • 4 tbsp acai powder (or one frozen acai smoothie package)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 frozen banana, cut into chunks
  • 2 tbsp all-natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 generous handful baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tsp honey

Ingredients for Toppings:

  • 1 sliced fresh banana
  • 5 sliced strawberres
  • 1 sliced kiwi
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds

Directions:

  • Blend the acai, protein powder, frozen banana, coconut milk, peanut butter, spinach leaves and honey together in a blender until smooth.  If mixture is too thick, add an extra splash of coconut milk or water until the texture resembles that of a thick smoothie.
  • Pour into a bowl.
  • Add toppings & enjoy!

 

Author: Dr. Katie Au

B.Sc. Kin (Hons), D.C., D.Ac, CSCS, FCCRS©, ART®, GT®

Toronto Chiropractor | Acupuncture Practitioner | Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

 

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