How to Make an Acai Bowl

If you are like me you love to snack. Snacking is life. Most days it’s hard to make it from lunch to dinner without a little something in between. But when you are on this fitness journey, snacking can be your downfall. This is for a couple of reasons. The first and most important is the things that you are snacking on. People tend to overdo the snacking thing. They can sometimes turn snacking portions into what will look like a meal. Like when you tell yourself that you are just going to have a couple of chips, and then the next thing you know you have eaten the whole family size bag. That can be a huge issue.

The second issue that we face is the type of snacks that we are eating, like those chips that I just mentioned. Granted you may have an issue with giving up your chips, cause like mentioned on Tuesday, we all love a salty snack. But remember there are alternatives to chips. One being baked as opposed to fried. Baked chips are a good alternative to wean yourself off of potato chips. Then you can graduate to the option of Kale Chips (recipe here).

To bring it all home, the issue with snacking is not only what we are eating but how much of it we are eating. Just like all of our other meals we have to pay attention to the portion size. So, it is ok to have come cookies when you bake them. You don’t have to deprive yourself of the cookies. The key is to eat like three cookies, not a dozen. Trust when the cookies are fresh out the oven its really easy to eat a dozen cookies and not even realize it. Don’t judge me, I was going through some things at the time *insert sad face*.

So, to help you out with some new snacks, I have hopped on the band wagon of the acai bowl. Let me be honest, this isn’t a bad idea.

Let’s Get Started:

Acai Blend or an acai berry packet

1 banana, frozen

1tbs of cocoa powder (raw or unsweetened)

1 cup strawberries, frozen

1 cup almond milk, unsweetened

2 tbs of nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew)

1 tbs honey

Toppings:

Fresh fruit

Honey

Granola

Coconut flakes

*any other healthy toppings that you would love to use

Here is what you do:

In a blender add the acai packet, frozen banana and strawberries, almond milk, nut butter and honey. Blend it up all nice and smooth until it’s the consistency of frozen yogurt. If you need to add more milk go ahead and do so. Then you want to pour or scoop the mixture into a bowl. Lastly, add your toppings to the bowl. Place the fruits on top. Sprinkle the granola and/or coconut flakes on top. Then drizzle with the honey.

There you have your very own acai bowl

What topping are you going to use? What fruits are you adding to the blender? How did it taste when you were done? Let me know in the comments below.

Laura CurryComment