Red, White, and Blue Açaí Bowl

I may be a little late to the party, but I recently discovered Açaí bowls, and it’s safe to say, I’m completely hooked! If you haven’t heard of Açaí, it’s an amazing superfood berry (Think: a hint of chocolate, wild berries, and very earthy) filled with antioxidants. This year, I’m kicking off the 4th of July with this pretty + delicious red, white, and blue treat. Instead of skipping the dessert table at this year’s BBQ, whip up this light, festive, berry-filled perfection. Added bonus: It’s super simple to make. This recipe is also a sneak peek at new recipes to be added to the TRANSFORM app  in August! So ditch your traditional go-to dessert this holiday and whip up an Açaí Bowl!

Some of my favorite festive and essential kitchen goodies:


Red, White, and Blue Açaí Bowl:

 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 Sambazon Açaí Superfoods Pack
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tablespoon peanut butter powder
2-3 ice cubes
1/4 cup blueberries
1/3 cup strawberries, sliced
1/4 medium banana (30g)
1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
1 tablespoon granola (Kind Vanilla Blueberry)
1 teaspoon hemp seeds

Directions:

1. Blend together almond milk, superfoods pack, protein powder, and PB powder in a high powered blender.
2. Pour into bowl and top with blueberries, strawberries, bananas, shredded coconut, granola, and hemp seeds. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information (recipe makes 1 serving): 399 cals; 14g fat; 43g carbs, 29g protein

Now, time to enjoy that family BBQ and some delicious (and nutritious) treats! How are you celebrating this holiday? And please share your favorite Açaí bowl combinations (they are endless) in the comments!

Xoxo,

Heidi

Related reading:

4th of July BBQ Recipes: Mouthwatering and Powell-Approved!
Star Spangled Sweet Treats
4th of July Berry Cream Pie Parfaits!
I scream, you scream, we all scream for Nice Cream!
Corn and Black Bean Salsa
Frozen Hot Chocolate Pops
Fun in the Sun: Healthy Summer Popsicles!


8 Comments

  1. Karen - July 8, 2017

    I have been using the app and enjoying the menu items. I was in my weight range but feeling sluggish towards the high end of it. I could not lose weight no matter what I tried. This plan has knocked iff 3.5 lbs in a little over a week. I feel so much better. This recipe looks amazing. What is the best protein powder?

    • Team Powell - July 10, 2017

      Hi Karen: You’re doing amazing! We recommend low fat (less than 3g), low carb (less than 5g), with around 20-25g of protein per serving. Other than that, go with what you like best! 🙂

    • Luke - July 25, 2017

      Hi. Sorry to write on this post I can’t find how to post my own comment. I’ve just read the carb confusion post but not sure what determines weather you should have a high carb or low card day? Is it high carb on a training day and low on a no. Training day? Hope you can help thanks

    • Team Powell - July 26, 2017

      Hi Luke: Your low and high carb day schedule depends on which carb cycle you’re following, and you can learn about all of the carb cycles here: http://heidipowell.net/2713. As far as aligning your workout days with your carb cycle, it can work differently for each person. Some like their hardest workout days to be on high carb days, for others, it really doesn’t matter. I hope this helps!

  2. Marni - July 5, 2017

    Hey I just bought the transform program and I’m unsure how to make substitutions! And when I do will the system adjust my macros? Thanks

    • Team Powell - July 6, 2017

      Hi Marni: Great question! You’ll simply match the macros in the meal you’d like to sub to the meal in the app. You don’t have to match perfectly, just get as close as you can. Hope that helps! 🙂

  3. Carol - July 4, 2017

    if we cant wait till August to devour this recipe would it fit into a HC day?? do i need to adjust the measurements?

    Thank you so excited to see this being added to app!!! (Heidi the app is amazing btw obsessed!!!)

    • Team Powell - July 5, 2017

      Hi Carol: This recipe is a breakfast recipe, and depending on your calories/macros in your app program, you might need to adjust things. Check the calories and macros of this recipe against a breakfast meal in your plan, and go from there. 🙂

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