Low Carb Açaí Bowl [Recipe]
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone tell me that they don’t eat carbs but then I’ll see them happily munch their way through an açaí bowl. People who don’t track their food don’t know any better but if you do track your macros, you’ll know just how calorically dense these bowls can be! What you probably thought of as being super healthy and good for you, you’ve now discovered is often super high in sugar and can easily set you back 100 grams carbs or more!
Now I love fruit and açaí bowls happen to be one of my all time favorite snacks. But I’ve gotten a lot smarter about how I can get all the nutritious benefits of one of these delicious bowls, without it amounting to a 600 calorie meal.
Check it out. This Açaí bowl I had at Nekter Juice Bar in Santa Monica. I tried to pick carefully and thankfully they did have some of their nutrition information online and in the app, but even this bowl came to 440 calories, with 70 grams carbs!
I try to steer clear of ordering these bowls when I go out, unless the nutrition information is in the app, because the macro content can vary dramatically between them all. So I was super stoked when I recently came across these awesome Sambazon packs in Whole Foods. Not only are they unsweetened, but they also have 12g of plant protein in them!
It’s been hot as hell in Florida lately despite it being fall already so a super refreshing protein packed açaí bowl makes for a perfect post-workout snack!
Here’s all you need to make a super tasty and macro friendly açaí bowl. Feel free to add any additional ingredients for toppings like raspberries, flax seed or cacao nibs for that extra crunch! ?
Low Carb Açaí Bowl
- 1 sachet Sambazon Acai Berry + Protein + Strawberry
- 100 grams Unsweetened frozen blueberries
- 50 grams frozen banana
- 1/2 scoop Paleoethics protein powder (chocolate or vanilla or strawberry work well!)
- 12 pieces cashews crumbled or chopped
- 5 grams chocolate chips
- Put all the base ingredients in a blender or vitamix. Add about 1/4 cup of water or your might like to use unsweetened almond milk - if you do just make sure you add those extra macros in!
- Blend until a thick smooth consistency is achieved. You may need to add a little more liquid but don't add too much otherwise it will turn in to more of a smoothie.
- Scoop the contents of your base into a bowl and then sprinkle with your chosen toppings. I like crunch toppings like cashews and cacao nibs. Feel free to add a little more fruit as pictured too!
- hemp seeds
- ground flax seed powder (spectrum has some delicious blends)
- almond butter
- goji berries
- cacao nibs
- coconut flakes
- more fruit!