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High-Protein Acai Bowl

High-Protein Acai Bowl
Monica Green
Writer and expert7 months ago
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With 37g of protein, this is more than just a photogenic breakfast.

There’s no doubt that acai bowls look incredible, with their vibrant purple colour, perfectly arranged fruit and heaps of peanut butter. But this is more than just a photogenic breakfast — it pulls through on macros too.

And it doesn’t need to be difficult. With our brand-new Breakfast Smoothie, you can have acai goodness in no time. Here’s how.

Makes 1

Ingredients

Instructions

1.

Put the banana, Breakfast Smoothie blend and frozen berries into a blender.

2.

Blend with 50ml of almond milk (but don’t add too much liquid because you want it to be thick)

3.

Pour it into your favourite bowl

4.

Add your toppings! We went with fruit and our protein chocolate chip Oat Bake.

Nutritional info per serving:

Calories475
Total Fat9g
Total Carbohydrates58g
Protein37g

Acai topping variations

  • Nuts
  • Sliced bananas or other fresh fruit
  • Dried fruit, like banana chips, dates, raisins or apricots
  • Granola (make this a high-protein granola for an extra boost)
  • Seeds such as chia seeds, sunflower seeds or flaxseeds
  • Coconut chips
  • Cacao nibs
  • Drizzled honey or syrup
  • Pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg
  • Nut butter such as peanut butter, almond butter or cashew butter

FAQs

What is an acai bowl made of?

Acai bowls are made with acai berries, usually in either powder or puree form and blended with other fruits to create a smoothie-like consistency.

This smoothie-like acai mixture is then typically topped with things like coconut flakes, banana and strawberry slices, granola and a nut butter, but you can get creative with whatever toppings you fancy.

 

Is acai supposed to be eaten cold?

Yes, acai bowls are best eaten cold, when they have a refreshing sorbet-like consistency.

 

Are acai bowls healthy?

Thanks to the acai berry content and other fruits, acai bowls are a great early morning antioxidant boost. Plus, often containing toppings like flax seed and dried fruit, acai bowls can be high in fibre too.

To boost the protein content of your acai bowl, try adding protein powder or our Breakfast Smoothie Blend to the mixture. And if you want to reduce the sugar, try adding less granola or leaving out the honey.

 

Are acai bows healthier than smoothies?

Typically, acai bowls contain less sugar and more fibre than smoothies, but it all depends on what you put in your bowl. You can tweak things like sugar and fibre content by adding or taking away different ingredient, so mix things up with different combinations.

 

Is it OK to eat acai bowls every day?

This all depends on your goal. Acai bowls can be high in sugar, depending on what you top them with. So if yours is high in sugar, maybe only have them once or twice a week.

 

Are acai bowls good for weight loss?

There’s no single ingredient that makes you lose weight. Weight loss depends on several factors and is different for everyone. If you’re trying to lose weight and an acai bowl fits into your daily calories, then it's a great breakfast option packed with antioxidants and fibre.

 

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Monica Green
Writer and expert
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Originally from London, Monica graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Philosophy. After discovering a love for the gym whilst studying, Monica was drawn to weight training which helped her hugely through stressful times as a student. From writing for a popular student site, Monica developed her skills as an author, writing trending feature pieces regularly. She is thrilled to be able to combine her love for writing with her passion for the gym. In her spare time Monica loves to cook, try out new restaurants with friends and explore new walking trails.
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