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Peanut Butter Acai Bowl

5.30.18

I RUN FOR ACAI…. my favorite motto!

Acai bowls will always be my favorite post long run meal! They’re the perfect way to cool off after a sweaty workout or long day in the sun! 

Photo by: Molly Krebs (@spicesinmydna)

When I moved to California in 2014 I had never had an acai bowl. They weren’t popular on the east coast at the time and it was usually too cold to even have one! When I moved to Hermosa Beach I stumbled upon Paradise Bowls. I found myself going there multiple times a week. I loved their bowls but decided it was time to try and make my own.

I love making my own acai bowls at home because I can add whatever ingredients I want. My favorite combo includes: frozen acai blended with frozen banana, frozen berries, vanilla protein powder, peanut butter, and almond milk!

The key to making a thick acai bowl is using all frozen fruit instead of fresh fruit.  I never measure the amount of milk I use either. I usually start with 1/4 cup and start blending. Then I add more milk until I reach the desired thickness.

I usually add vanilla protein powder to my acai bowls as well to help with muscle recovery after my long runs or workouts. Vanilla protein adds a nice touch of sweetness and flavor to the acai bowl I usually use vanilla PEScience Select Protein or Vanilla Bean Orgain Protein

This recipe can easily be switched up and made into a peanut butter pitaya bowl instead! All you have to do is sub a frozen pitaya for the frozen acai pack! Both are found at Whole Foods or frozen section of the grocery store! I hope you enjoy this bowl as much as I do– I swear it makes me run home SO much faster! 

If you make this recipe, be sure to tag me on Instagram @becksliveshealthy. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Acai Bowl

Prep time
10 min
Total time
10 min

Ingredients

  • 1 packet (100g) frozen unsweetened acai 
  • ½ frozen peeled banana 
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries or blueberries
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • Enough almond milk to blend

Suggested Toppings:

  • Coconut chips
  • Granola
  • Cacao nibs
  • Chia seeds
  • Berries
  • Banana
  • Peanut butter

Direction

  1. Run frozen acai packet under warm water for 10 seconds. Open up the pack and break the frozen acai in chunks, and add to high speed blender. 
  2. Combine remaining ingredients into blender. Start with very little milk (about ¼ cup and then slowly add more after blending to reach a thicker, smooth consistency). 
  3. Pour into a bowl and top with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!
xx Becks

This peanut butter acai smoothie bowl is the perfect way to cool off after a sweaty workout or long day in the sun! It's packed with protein, carbs, and healthy fats to make the perfect breakfast or post- workout meal. Enjoy!

Author:
Method: Blending
Serves: 1
xx Becks