5-Minute Açaí Super Foods Bowl!

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!

 

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CALORIE COUNT: 298 Calories Per ServingSERVING 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

Optional Toppings:

Fresh blueberries, blackberries, or strawberries

Honey

Chia seeds

Hemp seeds

Dried fruit

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 5 minutes; Serves 2 adults.)

  1. Take a medium-sized glass bowl, and stick it in the freezer to remain cold during the preparation process.

  2. Choose your toppings (OPTIONAL), and wash/prepare them; Set aside for later.

  3. 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)

  4. Now remove your glass bowl from the freezer, and spread 1/4 Cup of granola evenly into the bottom of the bowl.

  5. 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)

  6. Finish the recipe by topping with the additional 1/4 Cup of granola, adding your optional fruit & seed toppings!

  7. Eat & enjoy!

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Amber Constant is a Tasty25 Magazine contributor from New Orleans, LA.

 

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