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June 26 2016

Spoonfuls of Smoothie Bowls without Breaking your Bank

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Even if you have never tried one, you have probably seen a smoothie bowl surfacing Instagram’s feed almost every day. Popular in places like Brazil and Hawaii for decades,  Global demand for the acai berry fruit has expanded rapidly in recent years, and açaí is now cultivated for that purpose primarily. However, most people don’t know that this delicious breakfast or summer snack can be quite pricey, often averaging around $9 to $13 a bowl. Although they are refreshing and a great way to get in a day’s serving of fruit, spending $13 on a pretty smoothie is a bit ridiculous when one can easily make a stellar one with just a few key ingredients.




Over the past few years I have visited and traveled to various juice bars that specialize in whipping up the perfect açaí bowl. After tasting several variations I have come up with these three easy recipes below that you can make right in your own kitchen.

First and foremost, in all of these recipes you will need a solid blender; I would suggest either a BlendTec or a VitaMix to help with the consistency of the bowl.  Also, I know cow’s milk can be delicious, but smoothie bowls will actually turn out thicker with either almond or cashew milk.

The Warrior Bowl

smoothie1 packet Unsweetened Sambazan Frozen Açaí Berry Packets or Powder

Your choice of berries: either blueberries, strawberries, raspberries

1 cup of almond milk, unsweetened vanilla

½ frozen banana

2 tablespoons of almond butter

Add toppings:

Granola, chia seeds, coconut flakes, cashews, goji berries

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The Mean Green Machine

smoothie bowl½ avocado

½ frozen banana

Handful of spinach or kale

Almond milk, unsweetened vanilla

Pineapple or mango (fist full)

Add toppings:

Granola, chia seeds, coconut flakes, hemp seeds, etc.


Coco-Loco

1 packet Unsweetened Sambazan Frozen Açaí Berry Packets or Powder

1 ripe banana (fresh or frozen)

zzz1 tablespoon Unsweetened Cocoa or Raw Cacao Powder

1 tablespoon Gelatinized Maca Powder

¼ cup almonds (or any nut/seed)

5-7 drops of Vanilla Stevia – or to taste

1 cup of almond or cashew Milk

2 cups ice

Add toppings:

Raw honey, granola, cacao nibs, flax seeds, banana

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