Sometimes it’s so nice to eat things with a spoon. I’m a HUGE soup lover and I love bowls myself!
My new recipe, the Super Green Acai Beauty Bowl makes us slow down, spoon it up (and chew) every single bite. It’s super satisfying (can’t wait for you to try it for yourself!). Plus the filling, healthy fat and antioxidants from the acai and the rich minerals and protein from the spirulina will help make this bowl one of your favorite beauty treats.
Let’s talk ingredients…
Because acai is a fatty fruit (and happens to be naturally sugar-free), it takes longer to digest and is one of the few fruits I use in desserts. Acai helps brighten skin, fight harmful organisms, assists in losing and/or maintaining a healthy weight and promotes skin health.
Consuming acai also keeps our digestive system clean and functioning optimally. This is because the berries have powerful detoxification capacities in the human body and are a well-known traditional source of dietary fiber.
If you need more assistance in aiding your gut, check this out!
Acai can be purchased frozen in health stores. My fav is the Sambazon Unsweetened Acai Smoothie Packets, which is made from delicious, organic acai, wild-harvested from the heart of the Amazon!
I’ve been a long-term promoter of spirulina, which is an incredible wonder food. Forget why was I so excited about it? Here’s a little reminder…
Spirulina is one of the most complete food sources in the world with over 100 nutrients and 60% amino acids to build protein (it’s made of simple amino acids and so is not considered a dense, concentrated protein). It not only supports our cardiovascular system, and eye and brain health, but boosts our immunity and energy too.
It contains the highest levels of carotenoids and antioxidants known to promote health and longevity. It’s also an excellent protein and nutrient source for those on a plant-based diet.
One brand you can find in many places is the only spirulina farm in Hawaii, called Nutrex and can also be found here. This company has been cultivating spirulina continuously for over 25 years with Hawaiian deep sea water containing 94 trace minerals in a BioSecure zone free from pollution. That sounds pretty amazing for all of us Beauties who are trying to avoid toxins wherever we can!
NOW all that exciting health info being said…it is true that you need to balance the taste of spirulina (which is admittedly a little algae-ish if taken in too large a quantity or not combined well! ) delicately, which I do for you here. 🙂
So let’s get to it!
This Beauty bowl doubles as a great snack or dessert. This is a no fuss recipe that anyone can make!
Give this recipe a try…
Super Green Acai Beauty Bowl Recipe
- Acai Blend:
- 1 ½ cup fresh baby kale
- ½ cup fresh spinach
- ¼ tsp. spirulina
- 1 1/2 ripe banana
- 1 pure unsweetened Sambazon Acai smoothie packet before opening your acai pack, run pack under water for 5 seconds to thaw and then cut into half
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
- Beauty Detox Approved Toppings:
- Banana slices
- 1/4 cup gluten free granola
- 1 Tablespoon shredded unsweetened coconut
- Add to a Vitamix or other blender the spinach, kale, spirulina, banana, acai and almond milk, stopping to scrape down sides of blender if needed.
- Pour acai purée into a bowl, then add toppings and enjoy!
Happy blending and don’t forget to add this to your Pinterest Snack & Desserts board!
All my love,
Hey Kimberly, hope all is well with you and baby boy! He’s beautiful by the way?! This beauty bowl looks yummy. Can’t wait to try! I also seen another bowl you’ve come up with but couldn’t find the recipe for it but would love to try it. It’s your green power protein bowl…your thicker version of your green power protein shake. I know you say its a thicker version but how exactly do you thicken it up. Hope to hear back?
Hi Alma and thank you so much for your kind words. Lil Bub is going great. As for my Green Power Protein Bowl, I just use the same recipe as my smoothie (http://bit.ly/2bgEJ0b) and just make it thicker (a frozen banana and less liquid helps with that). Easy! Try it out and let me know what you think. Sending lots of love! 😉
This looks absolutely delicious! I discovered the Sambazon packs from your site last week and have been using an acai pack in my smoothie in the morning! It’s so delicious!! Going to order this spirulina and try this bowl asap! XO
Hi sytlemelauren and thanks for checking out my Super Green Acai Beauty Bowl…let me know what you think. Sending lots of love! 😉
I’m a bit confused regarding the guidelines for not combining fruit with food.
I love huge salads with green leaves, carrots and fruits and avocado and I make sure to really chew well to digest properly.
Now, The GGS as well as many of your recipes contain both veggies and fruits but I keep hearing that’s not good for your digestion.
What food is ok to combine with fruit and what food is not?
Lovely blog,books,podcast and community.
Hi Nina and thanks for your great question. I’m including a couple of links where you’ll find more details in response to your question. Remember too, that when you start the Beauty Detox lifestyle, fruit is limited until your body has removed toxins and you’re better able to digest fruits into your daily routine. Here are the links: http://bit.ly/2arQZwA and http://bit.ly/2alGdWZ. Happy Reading and sending lots of love! 😉
Yay! I have all of the ingredients on hand. Will try this tomorrow to power up for a day trip to London. Thank you xx!
Hi Adrianne and thanks for checking out my new acai recipe…let me know what you think. Sending lots of love! 😉
hi there – this looks great. i’m wondering how this recipe fares in terms of proper combining. is it ok to combine the fruit (acai and banana) with the protein from the spirulina and almond milk? What about mixing the protein with the granola topping? Should this only be enjoyed for dessert if the main course doesn’t include heavier foods? Thanks!!
Hi Emily and thanks for checking out my new recipe. As long as you have been following the Beauty Detox lifestyle and have removed most toxins from your system, you will then be able to better digest and assimilate fruit into your daily routine. The combinations in this recipe are approved but I always encourage my Beauties to listen to your body (first and foremost), and remove any foods that may be causing an allergic reactions. This recipe is a great afternoon snack. I do not suggest having it for dessert. Sending lots of love! 😉