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Acai-Cannoli Bowl

 
Acai-Cannoli Bowl
 
The whole acai trend has been a wonder to me. Acai, is a South American berry and considered a superfood because of its high antioxidant content. Acai is dark dark purple in color and can be purchased in pureed form. These bowls are known for their thick, creamy texture, and lovely topping pairings.

Acai-Cannoli Bowl The intriguing part - acai, by itself is very tart and stains your fingers when you pull it out of the package. Compared to other berries, it is not sweet enough to eat alone (for most people). So why the hype? Well, the health benfits and versitily of flavors that can be added to it. I personally love acai because I love the slightly bitter flavor and how refreshed it makes me feel after eating it.

The other week, I picked up a small box with 4 acai packets at Trader Joes. Since then, I have perfected a fun, slightly tart, slightly sweet smoothie bowl which has similar flavor notes to the beloved cannoli. This bowl is loaded with healthy fats and protein - sure to give you lots of energy to get you through your day.

Give this acai bowl a try and let me know what you think!

Acai-Cannoli Bowl
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten Free & Vegan
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 acai packet
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ½ cup frozen coconut meat
  • ¼ cup frozen cauliflower (a couple big florets)
  • 1 Tbsp maca powder
  • 1 medjooll date
  • ½ tsp cacao powder
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup cashew milk
  • toppings (optional):
  • chia seeds, cacao powder, dried coconut flakes
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in blender*. Blend on high until smooth and creamy, scraping the edges halfway through to ensure evenness.**
  2. Pour into cup, sprinkle with toppings if desired and serve immediately.
Notes
*If you plan on making smoothies frequently, I definitely suggest investing in a good blender. (I went throw 3 cheep blenders over the course of one semester in college. no joke). Personally, I love my vitamix - probably one of the best Christmas gifts I’ve ever received. It literally holds up anything. You can buy them certified refurbished which helps cut the cost and still gives you a great product.

**Depending on the size of your sweet potato or the strength of your blender you may need to add more milk or scrape more frequently

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