The first time I heard of acai was through Dr. Oz’s show. The way he described it and showed off its list of benefits made me fall in love with this superfruit and want to give it a go. That was in the early days of high school when acai bowls weren’t “in” yet and no one knew what it was.
In short, acai is a berry that has even more antioxidants than the strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, and blackberry. It is said to improve your diet and metabolism and can even stimulate weight loss. Now, I don’t know how true all of it is, but just the fact that I can get more antioxidants into my system makes it a winner!
1 individual serving pack of Sambazon Acai Berry Pure Unsweetened Superfruit
1 large banana, sliced
1/2 c greek yogurt; strawberry, blueberry or plain flavor works well can also substitute for 1/4 c soy milk
5 strawberries, washed and sliced
optional: small handfull blueberries, washed
optional: small handfull raspberries, washed
granola (I use Kashi Go Lean Crunch)
Take your pack of acai, break it up a little bit so it is not in one chunk, and put it in a large magic bullet cup. Add in half of the bananas and half of the strawberries (the rest will be reserved for toppings). Put the greek yogurt (or soy milk) in the blender and add half of the blueberries and raspberries. Blend until it is completely smooth and pour into a bowl. Top with a handful of granola, sliced strawberries, rest of the blueberries and raspberries, cranberries, and lastly, drizzle the top with honey.