Recipes

DIY Protein Açaí Bowls

💁🏻‍♀️ This is my go-to recipe for a simple and quick DYI Açaí bowl.

🔹So what exactly is an Açaí berry? It’s a super nutrient-dense fruit that is LOADED with antioxidants (even more than a blueberries or cranberries). And remember, antioxidants help fight off free radicals and keep us healthy!

🔹The actually berry itself is low in sugar, rich in calcium and contains healthy fatty acids like those you would find a good quality extra virgin olive oil. And in case you’re wondering what açaí tastes like, just imagine dark chocolate + blackberry/raspberry.

🔹In this version, I added a collagen powder for a boost of protein to help feed those muscles!

Yield/Serving

1

Macros

Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Protein - 15 g
  • Carbs - 22.5 g
  • Fat - 18.5 g

Ingredients

  • 1 packet frozen unsweetened açaí
  • 2 tablespoons unflavored collagen powder
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries or strawberries
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • sweetener of choice - stevia or monk fruit
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup paleo low carb granola
  • optional toppings: chia seeds, flaxseed, sliced coconut

Cooking Utensils

  • high speed blender

Directions

 

  1. De-thaw the frozen açaí, cut into chucks and add to the blender along with the collagen powder and 1/2 cup frozen berries.
  2. Add 1/2 cup + almond milk, sweetener and a handful of baby spinach. And more liquid as you see fit.
  3. Pop on the lid and let it go. It should be thick and creamy enough to eat by the spoon.
  4. Transfer mixture to a bowl and top with the granola along with your favorite berries or seeds.

 

Recommendations:

  • I highly suggest you use a collagen powder like this, because it blends very well and has so many other nutritional benefits!
  • If you desire more fat and fewer carbs, sub the berries for frozen avocado chunks! It makes for an extremely creamy texture. Or you can add 1/4 cup canned coconut milk.
  • If you’re not a fan of stevia or monkfruit, you can always add unfiltered organic honey or more berries for sweetness.
  • If you are using a powdered unsweetened açaí, then you will likely need less liquid. But its all in how you like it!

 

Where to find açaí?

You can now find frozen packets in many grocery stores in the frozen section next to the frozen fruits. When choosing, make sure that the only ingredient is açaí with zero added sugars. So it should say unsweetened.

Additional Information

Approximately 300 calories per bowl

~1 palm protein, 1 fist carbs, 2 thumbs fat

Calories may vary depending on brand of ingredients, substitutions and serving size.

Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

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