This Recipe Is: Free of gluten, dairy, soy, eggs and nuts. It is also vegan and paleo. It could easily be adapted for the raw diet.
I’m so happy to be sharing this recipe!! I loveee açaí. It has such a delicious fruity flavor and the health benefits are so awesome. One thing that always bums me out about living in places that are cold 70% of the year is that there’s no refreshing juice bars. Like California and Florida have these fancy little juice bars with açaí bowls and raw ice cream and cute little juices. What do I got here in Maine? Just a bunch of lobsta 🙂 So here’s my version of a yummy açaí bowl!
To fill you in on what you’re eating, here’s some health benefits of açaí:
Acai berries are low in sugar, but contain excellent amounts of iron, calcium, fiber, and vitamin A. They also contain anthocyanin compounds such as resveratrol and cyaniding and ferulic acid, which not only give fruits and vegetables their distinct color, but also team up with flavonoids to defend the body against harmful free radicals. In fact, acai berries contain 10 to 30 times more anthocyanin power than red wine. Beneficial fatty acids such as oleic acid, one of the same oils found in olive oil, is another strong point, and healthy levels of dietary fiber keep the system functioning smoothly.
The properties contained in acai berries may help prevent health problems such as arthritis, inflammation, obesity, erectile dysfunction, neurological diseases, and allergies. Lab studies have shown them to have positive effects on ailments associated with oxidative stress, heart disease, and cancer. (information from Mercola’s website)
I’m using Organic Açaí 100 from Genesis Today (click to go to website). Genesis Today’s acai is very unique because of the way they process it. They use it in it’s entirety, including the pulp.
Some notes from their website on what sets theirs apart:
It’s why we are the only acai juice that contains omega-7. If your favorite acai juice is missing omega-7, the product was likely denatured somewhere along the way.
Aside from looking at the label, you’ll know if your acai juice contains any omegas the second you open it up. There will be a glossy sheen on top of it if omega fatty acids are present. If you shake it up, the omegas will re-disperse into the juice.
Genesis Today adds only a splash of citric acid for stability. The rest is pure acai juice. We do not add any sugar or other juices. Acai 100 is gluten-free, certified USDA organic and kosher.
We source, formulate and test Acai 100 for purity and taste before offering it to you to ensure it meets the high standards you expect from Genesis Today.
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- 1 frozen banana – I keep chopped pieces of banana in a ziplock bag in my freezer at all times
- 1 serving of Genesis Today’s Organic Açaí 100 – Click here to purchase and use coupon code: eatdrink20
- 1-2 tablespoons of almond milk or dairy free milk of choice
- Optional Toppings: cereal, fruit, nuts or dried fruit.
- Blend frozen banana chunks and açaí together until banana is in fine pieces.
- Scrape down sides and add in 1 tablespoon of almond milk. Blend well and add another tablespoon if it is still too chunky. You do want it to be thick though so it tastes like ice cream.
- Pop it in the freezer for about 15 minutes. You can make it first thing in the morning and then pull it out when you’re ready for breakfast.
- Optional: Top with yummy toppings to add crunch and extra flavor.