Acai Bowl

Are Acai Bowls Healthy?

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They seem healthy enough, but in the back of our heads we can't help but wonder if these colorful bowls are all they are cracked up to be. 

First off what is an acai and how do I pronounce it so I sound like I know what I am talking about?

An Acai Berry is an antioxidant powerhouse that is grown primarily in the amazon, pronounced ah-sa-EE. Here is the thing, the berry is highly perishable so you will find it in the United States primarily in powder form, so far, so good! Because it is in a powder form, it is mixed into other seemly healthy foods to create delightfully purple the acai bowl.

Here is the problem: the bowls pack a TON of sugar, natural sugar, but too much to have at one time. Between the variety of fruits, juices, yogurts, and honey they can pack anywhere from 50-90g of sugar! To give you an idea, a can of soda has about 39g. But don't worry! You can make your own at home!

 

Try these Nutrish Mish Versions:

Berry Nice:

  • 1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Packet Acai Powder
  • 1/2 Scoop Nutrish Mish Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 Cup Vanilla Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Berries
  • 2 TBSP granola

Blend all ingredients except granola, should be the consistency of a thick shake. Pour in a bowl and sprinkle granola on top!

Chocoholic:

  • 1 Packet Acai Powder
  • 1/2 Scoop Nutrish Mish Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1/4 Avocado
  • 1 TPSP Peanut Butter 
  • 1 Cup Unsweetened Chocolate Almond Milk
  • 1/2 Frozen Banana
  • 1/2 Sliced Banana

Blend all ingredients except the sliced banana, should be the consistency of a thick shake. Pour in a bowl and layer sliced bananas on top!

Strawberry Fields:

  • 1/2 Scoop Nutrish Mish Strawberry Protein Powder
  • 1 Packet Acai Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Cup Frozen Strawberries
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 banana sliced
  • 1 Cup Vanilla Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 2 TableSpoons Granola 

Blend all ingredients except granola, should be the consistency of a thick shake. Pour in a bowl and sprinkle granola on top!