It has been hot in Southern California and I can’t believe I have to turn on my central air already. 😅 Açaí fruit bowl is one of my favorite summer time treats. 😋 Because it is still high on sugar so what I do is split in half of the açaí berry portion and mix with my oatmeal and chia seeds. Also, I add additonal berries, bananas and granola for extra vitamins and fibers. Basically, you can add anything to make it fun , healthy and tasty. 😁👍 It’s best served cold.
Have a good rest of your weekend! 😊🙏❤️🌺
*A little bit background on açaí and nutritional facts:
The açaí berry is an inch-long, reddish-purple fruit. It comes from the açaí palm tree, which is native to Central and South America. Some studies show that açaí fruit pulp is even richer in antioxidants than cranberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, or blueberries. As we know, açaí berries are high in antioxidants that help neutralize free radicals to prevent damage to your cells. Plus it contains probiotic, bacillus coagulation which is great source for our healthy gut bacteria.
The nutrition profile of an açaí bowl varies depending on the ingredients used. That said, most bowls are high in fiber, antioxidants, and micronutrients like vitamin C, manganese, and potassium.
For reference, a 6-ounce (170-gram) acai bowl may contain the following nutrients:
* Calories: 211
* Fat: 6 grams
* Protein: 3 grams
* Carbs: 35 grams
* Sugar: 19 grams
* Fiber: 7 grams
⚠️Disclaimer: Please consult with a physician or other healthcare professional before consuming açaí and fruits intakes.
*Credits to Healthline and Webmd for nutritional and health benefit facts.