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Healthy Treat: Acai Bowls

 

On our last trip to New York, someone tipped me off on the yummiest (and cleanest!) treat, Acai bowls from Juice Generation. The hubby and I ended up going back three or four times to fuel up before a big day in the city. They are filling, refreshing and totally guilt-free. Not to mention they’re packed with super foods and wholesome ingredients that provide top notch nourishment to the body. But at $9-10 a pop, they don’t come cheap.

I’ve been trying hard to watch what I eat during my second trimester. I spent my first trimester just looking for any food that I wouldn’t spew back out – which meant anything from Quarter Pounder Meals to all kids of pastas (agh!). Now that my body lets me eat anything I want again, I’m slowly trying to get back into my clean eating habits.

I’ve been dreaming about Acai bowls for so long and I’m so glad that I figured out a way to make it at home. Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients

4 tbs acai powder
2 cups frozen berries
1 cup almond milk or coconut water
1/2 cup baby spinach leaves
1 tsp honey

Toppings
Banana
Chia Seeds
Almond or peanut butter

Directions

1. Blend the acai powder, frozen berries, milk, spinach leaves and honey together. Add a little more almond milk or water if it is too thick. The texture should be a little thicker than a regular smoothie.

2. Add your favourite toppings!

Some other great topping ideas are:
– Shaved coconut
– Kiwi

– Strawberries
– Blueberries
– Granola
I got my Raw Acai powder from Centro Holistic, frozen berries from S&R and Chia Seeds from Costco.

What are your favorite healthy treats? Please share!

Wife and mom of 3 based in London. Born and raised in Manila. Blogging about motherhood and fitness.

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