Lawd. Where does a girl begin? If anyone knows me, they know my love for a nice smoothie that not only tastes good, but is also GOOD FOR YOU. I aspire to be a protein, greens and almond milk connoisseur. Pair these ingredients with the right amount of fruits, veggies and other goodies and you will mess around and find youself sipping on a cup of heaven. BUT, why didn’t anyone tell me we were making bowls out of this delicious treat? I am so very late to the party! *insert the sad emoji face*
Honestly, it wasn’t until I stumbled across a cute little cafe in my explore tab on Instagram that I had ever heard anything about smoothie bowl. After this jaw dropping (literally) discovery, my little fingers went into overdrive. I searched IG and Google high and low, exploring the many different combinations of smoothie bowls and toppings people were whipping together.
Then the flood gates opened. I came across a DELICIOUS recipie on THIS WEBSITE and knew I had to give it a try. This was honestly one of the BEST decions anyone (who loves both chocolate and eating healthy) could make!!
This is the Acai Berry puree I decided to use for my “Chocolate Acai Smoothie Bowl.” Sounds delish right? One, this purée was the only one available at my local Whole Foods Market. Two, it was the one that was recommened in Gimmie Delicious’ Blog. I do believe you can purchase this puree, along with other brands online through Amazon or other stores. So, don’t get all in a panic if you don’t have a Whole Foods close by lol. Plus, like many berries, these are rich in antioxidants, help increase blood circulation, lower cholesterol, and help combat cancer, just to make a few good things.
Are you sold yet??? Lol. Well, what if I also told you this treat is also VERY EASY and FAST to make? Honestly, when I saw the prep time was ONLY 5 minutes, I did display a huge side eye😒. Usually my prep and cook times are ALWAYS far off from what’s mentioned in recipes, but Not this time! I feel like gathering everything onto the counter took the longest time for me. It realistically took me about 5-7 minutes to make this the second time around after I knew the measurements I preferred and what ingredients I wanted to use!
The recipe includes: *modifications in bold*
- 1 4-ounce packet Sambozon unsweetened frozen acai puree
- 1 medium banana
- ½ cup ice
- ¼ cup chocolate almond milk
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon Chocolate Protein Powder
- 1 tablespoon honey (optional, omit if using sweetened version)
- optional Toppings:
- chia seeds
Directions are as followed:
- Run frozen acai packs under hot water for a few seconds to loosen it up. Pour the pack into a blender. Add banana,ice, milk, coca, protein powder, and vanilla. Blend for 1 minute or until creamy.
- Pour mixture into a bowl or cup. Top with fruit of choice, granola, coconut flakes, and/or chia seeds.
Needless to say, this recipe will not disappoint. Plus, it can always be altered to your liking by adding, lessening or removing things all together. My only recommendation while making this is to be sure to screw the lid on tightly to whatever device you are using for blending to avoid make a mess-like I did my first go around. Also, don’t forget your protein powder to help with those booty gains 🍑😁.
As always, if you enjoyed this post, please share it with your friends and family!! Also be sure to check out GimmieDelicious’ blog for more good recipes!
Tell me, have you tried this smoothie bowl or any other flavors? If so, list them below! Also, what other recipes or habits are you using or adding your clean eating or healthy lifestyle routine? I would LOVE to hear your ideas!