Excerpted with permission from Paleo Power Bowls: 100 Easy, Nutrient-Dense, Anti-Inflammatory Meals by Julia Mueller. Copyright 2019 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Paleo Power Bowls is the busy person’s answer to jump-starting the ultimate paleo lifestyle, with one hundred gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined-sugar-free recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert that feature unprocessed, anti-inflammatory, whole foods. Julia Mueller, the blogger at The Roasted Root and author of Delicious Probiotic Drinks and Let Them Eat Kale!, also shares tips on making build-your-own, customizable recipes according to specific dietary needs for people who suffer from autoimmune diseases or allergies.
Açaí bowls are nutrient-packed superfood breakfast bowls filled with vitamins and antioxidants. While comparable to a smoothie bowl, açaí bowls are designed to be very thick and spoon-able, not at all sip-able. Besides being mouth-wateringly delicious, they’re also incredibly customizable.
Recipe: The Ultimate Açaí Bowl
Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: NA
Total Time: 15 minutes | Yield: Serves 2
2 (4-oz) packets frozen acai berries
1 large ripe banana, frozen
½ cup fresh blueberries, frozen
½ cup fresh mango, frozen
1 cup baby spinach, packed
½–¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
1 scoop collagen peptides
1 tsp maca powder
1 tsp ashwagandha
¼ cup raw or cooked red beet
1 tsp bee pollen
1 Tbsp almond butter
½ ripe avocado
2 – 4 Medjool dates, pitted
Toasted flaked coconut
Raw or roasted almonds, chopped
Replace almond milk in the açaí base with nut milk of choice or orange or apple juice.
Get creative with your add-ins and toppings—choose any fresh seasonal fruit, protein powder, nut butter, adaptogens, and even vegetables—to keep your breakfast fresh and funky!
Add the ingredients for the açaí base (and a combination of the optional add-ins if you like) to a blender and blend until completely smooth. Start out with ½ cup unsweetened almond milk, and if necessary, work up to ¾ cup if your blender is having difficulty blending the ingredients. But note that you’re going for an ultra-thick, spoon-able mixture.
Pour the açaí base into two bowls and top with desired toppings.