January 6, 2017

Acai & Pitaya Smoothie Bowls

My Smoothie Bowl Obsession

New year, new goals! How are you planning on being healthier in 2017?

One of my goals is to spend less money eating out. That’s right, I want to be financially fit!

I’m basically a VIP at my local smoothie bowl spot. So… Bye, Felicia! Turns out it’s super easy to make these bad boys at home.

Find out how below!

Smoothie Bowl 3

 

Finding the Right Base

There are two popular smoothie bowl bases: Açaí and Pitaya.

I know what you’re thinking. How do I know which one is for me?

 

Açaí

The açaí berry is one of the healthiest fruits you will ever find. It is indigenous to the Amazon rainforest and packed with antioxidants and energy-boosting nutrients galore.

It has a deliciously sweet flavor, but is one of the only fruits on the planet to be naturally sugar-free.

To make an Açaí Smoothie Bowl, I recommend using a Sambazon Smoothie Pack (locate your nearest store using the hyperlink).

Smoothie Bowl 4

Pitaya

Pitaya, more commonly known as dragon fruit, comes from several species of cactus. Red flesh pitaya, which is richer in nutrients and flavor, is the one that will give your smoothie bowl that beautiful pink hue. It has a faint, sweet taste much like a watermelon, with the consistency of a kiwi.

To make a Pitaya Smoothie Bowl, I recommend using a Pitaya Plus Smoothie Pack (locate your nearest store using the hyperlink).

Smoothie Bowl 1

Easy as 1-2-3!

Now that we have selected our base, we’re ready to get cooking.

This recipe calls for a fruit juice, and I used ‘Veggie + Mango’ juice by Salad Power. It’s a delicious option for those of you who might be guilty like me and don’t eat enough vegetables on a regular basis. It’s full of vitamins, low in sugar and easy to take on-the-go!

Easy Smoothie Bowl Recipe

  • Prep time: 2 minutes
  • Cook time: 2 minutes
  • Total time: 4 minutes

Yields: 1-2 smoothie bowls

Smoothie Bowl 2

The easiest smoothie bowl you’ll ever make!

  • 2 Acai or Pitaya Smoothie Packets
  • 1 Banana, frozen for a thicker smoothie bowl
  • 2 - 4 oz. of fruit juice, less for a thicker smoothie bowl (I used Salad Power Veggie + Mango Juice)
  • 1 tbsp. all-natural peanut butter
  • Various Toppings: Granola, Coconut Flakes, Honey, and Fresh Fruit
  1. Blend smoothie packets with banana, fruit juice, and peanut butter. Can sub banana with various frozen fruit such as strawberries and mango. You can use a high-powered blender for 45 seconds or a food processor for 1 minute.
  2. Top with granola, coconut flakes, honey, and other fresh fruit to taste.
  3. Enjoy!

 

I hope you enjoy this easy recipe, sponsored by Salad Power! If you have any tricks and tips for yummy smoothie bowls, please  share the love in a comment below!

 

xoxo,

Raquel

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