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Acai very berry smoothie bowl recipe

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The vivid colors in this smoothie bowl make me smile. I love red and I love the taste of this smoothie. A balanced, healthy breakfast can keep your energy up throughout the day and also help boost your health if you eat the right things. This fruit smoothie bowl is the right way to start your day. It also makes a great post-workout meal or mid-afternoon snack (depending on your calorie goals, you may have to eat it with or without toppings, as you’ll see in the nutrition section.)

My acai mixed berry smoothie bowl recipe has nutrients to help improve immunity, metabolism, heart health and digestion. The health benefits and nutrition are listed below the recipe.

Happy Sunday!!

Acai very berry smoothie bowl

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups blackberries, blueberries
  • 1 fresh or frozen banana
  • 2 tablespoons acai berry powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop of vegan protein powder, I use Vega brand

Toppings I used (all are optional)

  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Shaved coconut flakes
  • Mint

Directions

Add all ingredients minus toppings into a blender and puree until smooth. Add toppings and serve.

Approximate nutrition information for one serving size (Based on brands and amounts used in this recipe)

  • Calories: 507 (without toppings: 343)
  • Fat:  15g (without toppings: 4g)
  • Carbohydrates: 72g (without toppings: 56 g)
  • Protein: 32g (without toppings: 28g)

Some health benefits

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  • Acai: Helps with weight management, heart and skin health, and digestion; boosts immunity, energy and mental functioning.
  • Blueberries: Have the highest antioxidant capacities of all fruit for disease prevention and anti-aging; they also help lower blood pressure improving heart health.
  • Blackberries: Boost immunity for disease prevention, help with digestion and heart health.
  • Sunflower seeds: Lower cholesterol levels, and improve respiratory function and heart health.
  • Coconut: Supports skin and hair health, weight loss, and helps fight infections. For more information, see my post Three reasons why coconut is my best friend and none of them involve cooking!
  • Protein: Builds and repairs tissues. It also makes enzymes and hormones and is vital to building bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.

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  1. While some people say that smoothie bowls are overrated, I disagree. They are easily portable (so you can have them in the car as you go to work/to school) and they have so many health benefits. One thing I do have to say is that it’s a DRINK, so there is not a lot of chewing, but besides, that I think they’re awesome! Thanks for sharing, Samantha! xo, Stephanie

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    • I agree with you. They are easy to take with you anywhere, help you get towards your daily intake of fruits and vegetables easily and have so many health benefits. I never bothered with them before but now that I started, I think they’e awesome too! Thanks so much for your comment Stephanie! Have a wonderful Monday 🙂

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      • Yes! My mom was never really a big fan of green smoothies as she said they looked disgusting. However, once she tried one out after I made one for her from our blender, she’s OBSESSED with it. She makes one for my dad, me, and her every morning with a plethora of ingredients that now I’ve lost track haha. Have a great Monday too!

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