This recipe for a paleo and vegan acai bowl is packed with all kinds of nutrient dense ingredients. You’ve been completely missing out if you haven’t tried out this trendy breakfast bowl.
A homemade vegan acai bowl made for a QUEEN!
I will be the first to tell you how big a fan I am of acai bowls. The downside though, is that they’re usually laden with a few things that I do not want to put in my body. In addition, they’re completely full of carbohydrates and blood sugar spiking ingredients.
What I’ve done is completely restructured the acai bowl and made it paleo friendly. I have also added some essential, nutrient dense ingredients that will turn this sugary breakfast bomb bowl into a worthwhile & nutritious addition to your diet.
I was inspired to make these paleo and vegan acai bowls by my friend Rachel over at Bakerita. She’s making bright colored and delicious looking acai bowls nearly every morning it seems. Luckily, I get to tantalize myself and drool over her acai bowls via Snapchat. Thanks so much Rachel.
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So, why did I decide it was necessary to include fat, protein & fiber into these
paleo and vegan acai bowl?
Well, one of my favorite go-to resources for anything and everything smoothie related is Kelly LeVeque of Be Well by Kelly. Kelly is a certified holistic nutritionist and health coach here in Southern California. She is the creator of the Be Well Smoothie. Do I have your attention?
A Be Well Smoothie is a formula she created to help you develop a blood sugar balancing, meal replacement shake/bowl with enough protein, fat and fiber to keep you full. Good deal, right?
How beautiful is this acai bowl?!
Let’s talk about these photos for a second, as well. Aren’t they gorgeous? My sister ended up coming over at the last minute after classes yesterday, and I knew I wanted to utilize her right way. It’s so wonderful to have a second pair of hands when shooting a recipe.
My tripod doesn’t work well, and I don’t have enough patience to self time my photos and jump in them 20-30 times before getting the perfect shot. Luckily, she has taken photos with me in the past, and she knew what she was getting herself into before she came over.
I’ve recently been doing a lot of work for clients, but I’ve been trying to churn out as many recipes as possible. Luckily, the holidays are near, which means I’ll be spending a boat load of time in the kitchen.
We are hosting Thanksgiving at our house this year because my mother in law moved across the country last month.
She was the one to always host the big holiday gatherings, but now the baton has been passed- woo woo! I’ll be recipe testing Thanksgiving recipes over the next couple of weeks and sharing them right here, so keep them eyes peeled.
Back to these paleo & vegan acai bowls- they are fan-frickin’-tastic. I’m not one to drink my breakfast but because this is a bowl, and I end up topping it off with all kinds of toppings, it’s a dish that I eat with a spoon.
I love how many nutrient dense ingredients have been snuck into this acai bowl, and I’m always left feeling extremely satisfied and full.
If you want to save a couple dollars and start making a vegan acai bowl at home, look no further. This bowl trumps all of the bowls I’ve ever tried out and about.
That’s a big deal. I’ve probably visited over 30+ acai joints here in Southern California- they’re everywhere. This one takes the cake, so be sure to try it out and let me know what you think!
Be sure to make these paleo and vegan acai bowls if you’re looking to start your day with an absolute bang. When something has all of the nutrients and tastes this delicious, there’s absolutely no reason not to make it… yum!
Paleo & Vegan Acai BowlThis recipe for paleo and vegan acai bowls is packed with all kinds of nutrient dense ingredients. You’ve been completely missing out if you haven’t tried out this trendy breakfast bowl.
- 1 packet organic unsweetened acai
- 1 1/4 cups frozen mixed berries
- 1 small frozen banana
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut or almond milk
- 1 heaping tablespoon cashew butter
- 1 tablespoon honey maple syrup for vegan
- 2 tablespoons hemp seeds or chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons collagen peptides omit for vegan
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
|Prep Time||5 minutes|
You can make this recipe vegan by removing the collagen peptides!
- In the pitcher of a high-speed blender, add all of the ingredients.
- Blend on medium-high for 1 minute. If you're using a Vitamix blender, be sure to use the tamper to make sure everything gets blended well.
- Pour into a bowl and top off with your favorite toppings.