Spring brings us a new healthy & delicious recipe that’s great to eat for any meal! Check out this 5-Minute Açaí Super Foods Bowl submitted by our Tasty25 contributor Amber Constant of New Orleans, Louisiana; a tasty blend of granola, fresh berries, bananas, and the wonderful açaí fruit! This yummy bowl feeds 2 people at 298 calories per serving, contains 34% of your daily recommended intake of dietary fiber, and it’s absolutely packed full of Vitamin’s C, B6 & B12! Make sure to let Amber know what you think by leaving a rating & comment below, and we hope you enjoy. Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff
Quick Fact: Anthocyanins and flavonoids are powerful antioxidants that help defend the body against life’s stressors, and the açaí berry is full of them! They also play a role in the body’s cell protection system. Free radicals are harmful byproducts produced by our bodies; eating a diet rich in antioxidants lessens the destructive power of free radicals, and may help reduce the risk of some diseases, such as heart disease and cancer!
CALORIE COUNT: 298 Calories Per Serving; SERVING SIZE: 219 grams.
What you need:
1/3 Cup 2% milk
1/2 Cup banana
1 1/2 Cup frozen berries
1 1/2 Tbsp. açaí berry freeze dried powder
1 1/2 Tsp. maca powder
1 Tbsp. cacao powder
1/2 Cup raw organic granola
1/4 Tsp. baking powder
Fresh blueberries, blackberries, or strawberries
Directions: (Approximate cook time: 5 minutes; Serves 2 adults.)
Take a medium-sized glass bowl, and stick it in the freezer to remain cold during the preparation process.
Choose your toppings (OPTIONAL), and wash/prepare them; Set aside for later.
Next, mix your 2% milk, 1/2 Cup of banana, frozen berries, acai powder, maca, and cacao powder in a high speed blender until smooth. (Tip: The puree will be thick; don’t mix too much, because this will sometimes cause it to liquify! – Amber)
Now remove your glass bowl from the freezer, and spread 1/4 Cup of granola evenly into the bottom of the bowl.
Then pour your thick, frozen smoothie puree onto the granola evenly. (Tip: If your puree has started to liquify, put into the freezer for a few minutes until it gets a bit hardened. – Amber)
Finish the recipe by topping with the additional 1/4 Cup of granola, adding your optional fruit & seed toppings!
Eat & enjoy!
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Amber Constant is a Tasty25 Magazine contributor from New Orleans, LA.