It seems like overnight the trend to eat acai bowls flourished. I started eating Acai bowls at the Franklin Juice Company in Nashville, Tn. It got to the point where I was going 2-3 times a week because my body was craving it. They are not only delicious, but they can be full of sugar. Some acai bowls can contain up to 80+ grams of sugar (such as Jamba Juice).
Acai is a super food from Brazil, that looks a lot like a blueberry. The acai berry is a good source of fiber, antioxidants, and heart-healthy fats. If you can make it at home, it will save you from packing on the pounds from all the sugar. Acai bowls look like ice cream + taste like ice cream. Yes, acai berries are high in antioxidants, which may help flush unwanted fat from the body. Still, there’s no scientific proof that the acai berry, the main ingredient in the acai berry diet, has any special ability to help you lose weight. Losing weight requires a commitment to watching your diet and being active — not just eating acai berries. So, reward your self with a acai bowl instead of a bowl of ice cream.
The acai bowls are pretty much a thick smoothie with toppings such as oatmeal, fruit or peanut butter, chia seeds, bee pollen, etc. After eating a bowl, you will not feel full very long, but it will satisfy that sweet tooth! You will be doing self a favor by choosing an acai bowl instead of ice cream, that's for sure. Win win
Below I found a healthy + low sugar acai bowl recipe :)
Peanut Butter Loco Moco
Hands-on Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Nutrients per serving (1 bowl): Calories: 419, Total Fat: 24 g, Sat. Fat: 8 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6.5 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.5 g, Carbs: 48.5 g, Fiber: 15 g, Sugars: 19.5 g, Protein: 10 g, Sodium: 111 mg, Cholesterol: 0 mg