Pumpkin Berry Acai Bowl

By October 30, 2018Recipes
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This acai bowl has become our go-to vacation breakfast. It’s packed with flavor, nutrition, and crunch; it’s a perfect addition to an active weekend.

The acai berry is a fruit native to South America, and it not only boasts a variety of health benefits, but it also tastes delicious. Acai bowls typically include a smoothie-like base of frozen acai berries, additional frozen fruit, and some type of non-dairy milk.

Pumpkin Berry Acai Bowl

For the toppings, the possibilities are endless: fresh fruit, nuts, nut butters, and seeds are just a few ideas. There are so many different toppings and base variations to choose from.

Pumpkin Berry Acai Bowl

Recently, we discovered we could easily make our own acai bowls at home, and it has been a game-changer. Not only is there something special about making this seemingly impressive breakfast, but I love knowing exactly what ingredients are going into my bowls.

This particular acai bowl features the comforting flavors of autumn with the addition of pumpkin and cinnamon.

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Pumpkin Berry Acai Bowl

This particular acai bowl features the comforting flavors of autumn with the addition of pumpkin and cinnamon.

Category Breakfast, Dessert, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian
Compliance Level Kickstart, Lifestyle, Performance
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Author Tulika Venugopal

Ingredients

Base:

  • 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/4 cup almond milk or other non-dairy milk of choice
  • 2 Sambazon Pure Acai Berry unsweetened packets or other frozen sugar-free acai berry packet of choice
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Toppings:

  • 1 sliced banana
  • 6 sliced strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 4 tablespoons of your preferred combo of oats, nuts, and seeds (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 teaspoons coconut nectar (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place all of the base ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into two bowls.
  3. Top each bowl with the topping ingredients: banana, strawberries, almonds, hemp seeds, and (optional) oat/nut/seed combo.
  4. Sprinkle the shredded coconut on top and, if desired, drizzle the optional coconut nectar over the finished bowl.

Recipe Notes

When it comes a combination of oats, nuts, and seeds, this is one of my favorites: oats, almonds, walnuts, and chia seeds.

For this to be compliant for Performance players, leave out the optional items.

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Tulika Venugopal
Tulika Venugopal is a food and fitness enthusiast. She is a biomedical engineer by day, and she is also a certified yoga and fitness instructor who shares her passion for health and fitness in her spare time.

Tulika has always enjoyed cooking healthy meals to complement her active lifestyle, and she especially loves creating recipes that are accessible for anyone to follow. She has been a vegetarian for her entire life and was diagnosed with Celiac disease in 2014, which inspired her to become even more creative with her meals.

Tulika lives with her husband and puppy in Seattle, Washington. She chronicles her gluten-free and vegetarian recipe creations, her Seattle food adventures, and her curious love of arm balances and handstands on her Instagram account.

She writes about various food and wellness topics in her blog, Karma Eats, and has been featured in a podcast in the Glutenfree Globalicious Magazine.
  • Robin Lindeen-Blakeley

    This sounds like a very creative and delicious recipe that I will have to try.

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