Acai + Blueberry Smoothie Bowl
Smoothie bowls are a lot more simpler to make than they look! The reason why I recommend them to clients, especially during the warmer months is due to the amount of nutrients and antioxidants you can add to help boost your energy in the mornings. This along with protein powder is a winner.
There is a lot of choice when it comes to smoothie bowls. Many of the bowls, exposed, are jam packed with so much fruit and not much protein. My concern with this is maintaining blood sugar that is sustainable throughout the day. Protein helps to balance out those blood sugar levels and helps us keep fuller for longer.
Benefits of Acai
Acai is a wonderful berry from the Amazon which contain the highest amount of antioxidants that protect our cells from free radicals. Free radicals cause damage to our cells and can influence faster ageing as well as disease. We cannot avoid free radicals as they are in our every day lives. However we can control and protect our body from the excess load of them. Acai helps to restore moisture to skin after a long winter, as well as giving us a boost of energy. Acai berries are also naturally sweet! So perfect for those with a sweet tooth like me!
Ingredients + Method
In a high speed blender or Ninja mix in the following in order:
Handful of - Frozen blueberries
Small handful of a mixture of the following - pineapple chunks, mango, spinach. I normally chop up fresh fruit and veg and place in freezer bags. Or you can simply purchase frozen fruit and veg bags from any supermarket.
1 pack of frozen Acai - I purchase mine from Ocado or Amazon fresh.
1 Scoop of protein powder - I recommend The Organic Protein Company. A creamy whey protein powder which is creamy, grass fed and additive free.
1/4 cup of greek yoghurt - I recommend full fat authentic yoghurt. Fat free is normally loaded with plenty of sugar
¼ cup of milk or choice - I recommend almond, cashew or coconut milk
Mix and blend for 30 seconds to one minute and pour into a bowl.
You can then eat as it is or add optional toppings:
Home made granola