Acai, an ancient super-berry from the Amazon rainforest, makes this smoothie bowl extra velvety, decadent and low carb. Thanks Blue Diamond Almond Breeze for sponsoring this post.
Have you tried acai? I hadn’t until recently and was surprised when I did some research on the berry that it’s super low carbohydrate. 1 unsweetened acai packet is 70 calories and only 4 carbs. Most other berries are 15-20g carbs for the same amount of calories.
It was also interesting to find out that the reason that acai is only sold in juices and frozen concentrates is because the berry contains a hard pit in the middle and the only edible part of the berry is the skin, so naturally they have been grinding the skins to form this acai puree. The U.S. has recently caught on to this berry and it’s popping up all over the internet as a superfood.
You may not be able to find it in all grocery stores (yet), but Whole Foods carries the Sambazon brand– just make sure to buy the unsweetened version so that you can add your own sweetness from fruits.
I kept this smoothie bowl low carb by adding in only 1 cup of fruit and unsweetened almond coconut milk for liquid. Smoothie bowls are meant to be thick and “spoonable” so only a little liquid is needed… the best part of spoonable smoothies??
All the toppings!!
I like the crunch of almonds and granola with a punch of sweetness so I added the fresh raspberries on top. Get creative with your toppings– drizzle on almond butter or add a spoon of Greek yogurt for a protein punch!
Questions: Have you made a smoothie bowl before? If so what are your favorite toppings?Print
Acai, an ancient super-berry from the Amazon rainforest, makes this smoothie bowl extra velvety, decadent and low carb.
- 1 packet unsweetened acai
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
- 1/2 cup Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almond Coconut Milk
- Blend all ingredients in a high powered blender.
- Pulse using the tamper handle to stir smoothie until velvety.
- Pour smoothie into a bowl and top with your favorites– granola, seeds, fresh fruit, yogurt, or nut butter! The possibilities are endless 🙂
*Nutrition does not include the toppings.
- Serving Size: 1 smoothie
- Calories: 186
- Sugar: 17g
- Fat: 7
- Carbohydrates: 30g
- Fiber: 6g
- Protein: 2g
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