Acai and Berry Smoothie Bowl and Popsicle (Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo Autoimmune Protocol, Low FODMAP)

Acai berry smoothie bowl

While I love my green smoothies and have one nearly every day, I do like to mix it up so I don’t get bored.  Step forward smoothie bowls which are thicker and can be eaten with a spoon (how’s that for changing things up!).  One of my favourite smoothie bowls to have is an acai berry bowl which is made with frozen fruit so it’s perfect for the summertime.

What is Açai? Açai (ahh-sah-ee) is a low-sugar berry grown in Central and South America, Brazil and Peru.

While it’s been touted as a superfood with reported benefits such as burning fat, slowing aging, lowering high cholesterol, and increasing libido, there is no solid scientific evidence to prove these claims yet.   However, we do know that it has many health and beauty-related benefits due it being very rich in antioxidants, minerals, healthy fats, and vitamins so it definitely can help us achieve a healthy happy glow:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Reduces free radicals
  • Boosts collagen production and skin elasticity
  • Helps skin to retain moisture


ACAI AND BERRY SMOOTHIE BOWL  
(Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo Autoimmune Protocol, Low FODMAP)

Acai berry smoothie bowl

Ingredients:

For the smoothie:

1 heaped tablespoon of Açai powder

1 frozen Banana

120ml Coconut Milk

80g Fresh or frozen mixed berries

 

Toppings of your choice:

Banana, berries, kiwi, coconut chips, mulberries etc

Add the smoothie ingredients in a blender and blend until thick and creamy.  If you stick a spoon into the mixture the mixture should be able to be thick enough to stay on the spoon, if not add ice or more frozen bananas.

Pour into a bowl and top with the toppings of your choice.

Acai berry smoothie bowl

ACAI SMOOTHIE POPSICLE  (Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo Autoimmune Protocol, Low FODMAP)

 Acai smoothie popsicle

This is a delicious summer treat!!  It’s perfect if you have some smoothie left over!

Take the acai smoothie and mix in some chopped fruit.  Pour into popsicle moulds and freeze.  Take out and enjoy!

 

Have you tried an acai bowl?  What’s your favourite topping?

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2 Comments on “Acai and Berry Smoothie Bowl and Popsicle (Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo Autoimmune Protocol, Low FODMAP)

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