If you’re like us and have taken the next step in your acai obsession, you’re probably making your own rendition of an acai bowl at home. We’re going to show you the key to making the most out of your bowls by packing those babies with powerhouse, cancer-fighting ingredients.
The Chalkboard Mag asked the Sambazon team to share their recipe for a magical little topping blend and we’re sharing it below. If you’re still going strong with your acai bowl obsession, make this mix and take things to the next level. If you’ve overdosed on acai, but are ready to get back in the game, this is the way to do it! Try this mix of cacao nibs, chia seeds and other wonders and thank us later. We’re hooked! Experiment with Chalkboard Mag‘s other acai bowl recipes here and here.
Now to get to the good stuff. Why are we STILL so obsessed with acai? It’s now a not-so-secret superfood that comes with tons of perks. The secret behind Acai’s health benefits appears to be its powerful antioxidant effect. Acai can fight free radicals because of its high level content of vitamin C. Its positive impact on other diseases related to the lungs such as asthma have also been reported. In addition, the Acai berry has been shown to improve a person’s immune system. Having a stronger immune system helps in so many ways, including the build up that is needed to fight cancer on a daily basis, in addition to fight the simpler challenges such as colds and flu.
SUPERFRUIT ACAI BOWL + TOPPING MIX
For the acai base:
- 2 unsweetened Sambazon Superfruit Packs
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 cup frozen berries
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/4-inch ginger root, peeled
- 1/4 cup liquid of choice (almond milk, hemp milk, etc.)
For the topping:
- goji berries
- coconut shavings
- cacao nibs
To prepare the topping mix, combine a desired amount of granola, goji berries, coconut shavings, cocoa nibs and cashews together. Set aside.
Allow the Superfruit packs to soften in room temperature for 2 – 3 minutes, or run under water to thaw. Cut the pack in half with a knife and add to a blender.
Add 3/4 of the banana to the blender (save the other 1/4 for a topping, if desired). Add frozen berries, avocado and ginger root. Add half of the liquid (you want to start with a little and then add more as needed). If you are not happy with the consistency, continue to add liquid while blending.
Pour into a bowl and top with banana slices and the topping blend. Serve right away and enjoy!