It might still *technically* be winter, but anyone else feeling like some fresh, summery meals?!
Today, I'm craving my Coconut Acai Smoothie Bowl from my brand new Official Smoothie Cookbook ~ in fact, this is the cover star of my cookbook!🤩
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Acai bowls can be... tricky.
At least, it can be tricky if you want to *actually* have it support your weight loss or wellness goals.
Most acai bowls that you'll find at restaurants are surprisingly loaded with sugar. I recently took a look at a basic acai smoothie bowl at Jamba Juice (a fairly common smoothie restaurant) and the base smoothie had about 65 grams of sugar!!🤯🤯
Acai on its own is naturally zero sugar, so where's all that sugar coming from?!
Typically most restaurants use about 3 (or more) bananas in the base to make it taste a lot sweeter and have a thicker consistency. This alone adds a whopping 43 grams of sugar. On top of this, they'll also add other sweeteners like honey, agave or maple syrup, which further loads up on the sugar. And that's without even considering the toppings! Ultimately your "healthy" smoothie bowl has just turned into a super high fructose ice cream.
My Coconut Acai Bowl sticks to 1/2 banana and zero added sugars. It also is packed with 20 grams of complete protein to help stabilize blood sugar levels and keep you satiated. Most other smoothie bowls have maybe 6 grams of protein.
In short, I developed this Acai Bowl to be low in sugar, high in protein and majorly high in flavor 😋
Coconut Acai Bowl
4-5 oz. coconut milk
2 scoops Autumn's Vanilla Protein Powder
2 Tbsp. coconut butter
1/2 packet frozen unsweetened acai
1/2 frozen banana (if carb sensitive, use 1/2 of a 100 gram packet of frozen coconut meat OR 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower rice instead)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbsp. coconut shreds
Optional drizzle of peanut butter
Blend all ingredients except for the toppings until smooth. Pour into a bowl and top with toppings.
Note: If you like your smoothie bowl to have a bigger "base" you can double up on the liquid and add a handful of ice before blending.