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Release the power of this superfood through these tasty smoothie bowls, and go have an amazing day
You've heard about acai berries — that superfood from Brazil we're all supposed to be eating. But how, exactly? Easy! Puréed, in a smoothie bowl — and you don't even have to purée the berries yourself.
Sambazon makes these easy little snack packs of acai berry purée. Now you can eat them straight out of the pack as a snack (try them frozen… it's like the world's best freezer pop), but you can also combine them with other ingredients to create healthy and delicious acai bowls in minutes.
Full disclosure? Sambazon did not pay for an endorsement; I just really like anything that makes my life that much easier. The company did, however, provide the recipes and, more important, the photos so I didn't have to get out my photo equipment every day at breakfast and pray I was awake enough to take a decent pic.
The good, clean life bowl recipe
Adding avocado may seem odd for this breakfasty bowl, but remember, avocado is technically a fruit too. Besides, it's also the reigning (and only) king of monounsaturated fat-containing fruits, meaning it can deliver on the recipe's promise to aid in clean living by lowering bad cholesterol levels.
Total time: 10 – 15 minutes
2 Sambazon Unsweetened Superfruit packs
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
3/4 cup coconut water
Fresh strawberries, sliced
Run the Superfruit packs under running water to thaw, then cut the packs in half, and squeeze the contents into a blender.
Add the avocado, banana and frozen berries. Add in the coconut water a bit at a time, using the blender's plunger feature to get it started and drizzling in more as needed to create a smooth blend.
Pour it into a bowl, and top with bee pollen, buckwheat, raw cashews, strawberries and coconut as desired.