Meanwhile, the trend has decreased a bit, but the so-called Acai Bowl is still to be found on Instagram or in the media. Did you ever stumbled over such an article? Have you wondered what Acai is and what you do with it? I have for you some information about the acai berry and a recipe for a delicious Acai Bowl with Maca.
The hype surrounding the Acai berry started in a talkshow. Talkshow legend Oprah Winfrey discussed the positive effects in her talkshow. From this developed many myths and legends, as is often the case. Suddenly there were dubious studies which claimed that the consumption of acai berries means losing weight. Also, according to this superfood berry wrinkles should disappear more or less overnight. Of course, no berry will make you suddenly become slender or without wrinkles.
Nevertheless, Acai berries are an exciting and healthy addition to the breakfast. Acai berries are mainly grown in Brazil, look a bit like blueberries, but consist of almost 90 percent kernel. The pulp is usually removed, pureed and then either freeze-dried or frozen. You can buy Acai either in the supermarket in the freezer compartment or grab a powder.
WHY ACAI BERRIES AND ACAI BOWLS ARE HEALTHY?
Acai berries have plenty of fiber to keep you full for long
Acai berries contain a lot of antioxidants. Their ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) value is higher than many other fruits
Acai berries contain vitamin A, vitamin B1 and vitamin C, partially more than other fruits
Besides calcium, magnesium and zinc, they also contain iron
The polyunsaturated fatty acids have a positive effect on the cardiovascular system
Especially when you order an Acai Bowl in a cafe you should read the ingredients list very precisely. Many finished Acai Bowls contain a lot of sugar according to some consumer tests. Therefore, I recommend, make your own Acai Bowl with Maca. It is very fast and is not particularly complicated. Should you like the recipe, try the Mango Turmeric Oatmeal Smoothie Bowl.
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What do you need for the Acai Bowl?
- 4 tbsp Acai Powder
- 2 tbsp Maca Powder
- 1 tbsp Hemp Protein Powder
- 2 Bananas Best use brown ones that you cut in slices and that have been frozen
- 1 tbsp Agave Syrup
- 4 tbsp Oatmeal
- 2 cups Almond Milk
What you can use as Toppings?
- 2 tbsp Goji Berries
- 2 Plums
- 6 Walnuts
How to make Acai Bowl with Maca?
- Best use browned bananas that you cut in slices and that have been frozen. They are much sweeter and you can probably use less or no agave syrup for sweetness.
- Put all ingredients for the Acai Bowl in a blender and blend on high speed. You can also add more liquid if you like it a bit thinner.
- Poor everything in two bowl and top with fruits, granola, nuts or anything else that you like.