Let me start by saying this, I am absolutely in LOVE with Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee). Why? – partly because of the intriguing name and definitely for all of the health and beauty benefits. If you’re completely new to acai, let me put you deep.
Acai, is a small, reddish-purple berry, harvested from palm trees in South America. It’s high antioxidant properties, beneficial fatty acids, and high fiber content makes it a girls best friend.
Traditionally acai was used to treat diarrhea, parasitic infections, hemorrhages and ulcers. While the berry still has great use for such, it is more commonly known for being one of the most in demand health and beauty foods. Using it regularly helps strengthen the hair, purify the skin, improve digestion and manage weight.
As for the taste – I have one word – dee-li-cioussss! Acai berry taste is often described as a blend of wild berries and chocolate. I’ve been hip to acai for quite some time now but lately I’ve really been getting more into it. These days I regularly enjoy having acai smoothie bowls for breakfast and have been having a blast making at home acai facial masks.
When I posted my acai smoothie bowl video on IG Stories several of you asked for the recipe and I promised I’d share. So today, not only am I making good on my promise, I am doing you one better! I’ve decided to do an acai self-care series where I’ll be sharing ways you can use acai as part of your self-care regimen. I’m starting with a All Natural DIY Acai facial mask recipe next week, so stay tuned!
In the meantime, here’s a simple and delicious acai smoothie bowl recipe that will leave you feeling and looking good!
ACAI Smoothie BOWL REcipe
1 Acai packet (frozen, I recommend Sambazon brand) or 1 1/2 tbsp of acai powder
1 tbsp almond butter
1/2 frozen banana (or 5 small frozen chunks)
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup filtered water or almond milk
You can find acai at your local health food store or grab the powder here: Sambazon Organic Freeze-Dried Acai Powder
Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth. *You sort of want the base to be thick so add liquid or frozen fruit to loosen or thicken
1tbsp chopped almonds (or your favorite nuts)
1tbsp shredded Coconut
1/2 banana, sliced
1 tbsp dried cranberries
Sprinkles each individual topping across one side of the of bowl being careful not to stack them on top of each other.
AND if you have fairly dry skin that’s in need of a little rejuvenation and rehydration, don’t forget to tune in next week for my DIY acai facial mask recipe.
Plan to use this recipe this week? Be sure to tag me on social media @rockyourreality in your pics!! I can’t wait to see 🙂