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Acai Bowl

Make it your own with crunchy toppings or fresh fruit. Everyone will love this smoothie you can eat with a spoon. Recipe by Jess Baumgardner.
Makes 1 Servings
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About the Chef
Jess is a mom of three, positivity ambassador, and health coach – with a focus on fertility, pregnancy, and motherhood. After a decade in marketing, she left to pursue a calling to connect with women and their health. Through real and educational moments, she now works to help them find balance and feel great throughout the wonders and struggles of motherhood. Jess has trained in coaching, nutrition, hormones and reiki. She completed a one-year program in 2013 with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and a 6-month hormone apprenticeship with Nicole Jardim. She has worked with hundreds of women through her coaching programs, and thousands more as a co-founder of The GOOD Fest wellness events.
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Put a small bowl in the freezer. This will keep your Acai cold while you eat it
Get your toppings ready before you make the Acai base. You don’t have to use all of these - this is just my favorite flavor combination! If you don’t have fresh fruit, you can thaw some frozen fruit to put on top
Run your Acai packet under hot water for 10 seconds and break the frozen Acai inside of the packet, into pieces (this makes for easier blending)
Blend the puree - add the banana, milk, Acai, and berries to a blender in this order. Blend on low and gradually increase speed. You may need to stop and scrape down the sides and blend again. You want the consistency to be thick, like ice cream, so it may take a few minutes to achieve that. If you need to add in a bit more milk - you may. If you need more frozen berries - you may do that as well
Pour your puree into your bowl and top with your toppings of choice - I like to put a line of each down the bowl from top to bottom, but you can just mix it up or make another pattern you'd like to see as you eat. Enjoy it