Acai Berry Banana Nut Butter Bowl

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I first discovered acaí berry bowls in San Diego when my husband had a conference there. Another wife and I immediately became obsessed and I asked the girls how to recreate this at home. I had no idea an acaí berry was also a superfood! Since then, I have tried different ingredients, but this one is my favorite.

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What you need:

1 Sambazon acaí berry packet (I got mine at our local health food store)

1/2 frozen banana

2 heaping tablespoons of sunflower butter OR peanut butter

1/2 tsp-1 tsp raw honey

1 heaping teaspoon of ground flax seeds

1/4 cup almond milk (I used homemade)

Additions: Whatever you like. I’ve used chia seeds, berries, nuts, honey, nut butter. This time I used Purely Elzabeth’s Original Granola (made with organic quinoa, millet + chia) and a little of Perfect Bar’s (soy free, gluten free, non-GMO, organic) Dark Chocolate Almond bar. This was a perfect combo!

What you need to do:

  1. Run Sambazon berry packet under water and place in Vitamix or blender.
  2. Add all other ingredients and start on low if you have a Vitamix.
  3. Blend for a few seconds (it will depend how powerful your blender is). You want it to be thick, so don’t blend for long.
  4. Pour into a bowl and top with your favorite toppings.
  5. Enjoy every bite!

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Benefits of acaí berries:

  • Antioxidants (anthocyanins, polyphenols, vitamins A, C and E)
  • Healthy fats including monounsaturated fats and omega fatty acids (including omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 and fatty acids like linoleic acid, palmitic acid and oleic acid)
  • Dietary fiber
  • Certain essential amino acids
  • Electrolytes (magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and manganese)
  • Plant sterols (B-sitosterol, campesterol and sigmasterol)
  • Other trace minerals (iron, calcium, copper and zinc)
  • B vitamins (B1, B2 and B3)

(Source: Dr. Axe)

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I hope you enjoy this nutritious breakfast!

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