I’m excited to share my first recipe for the fabulous, non-toxic and organic cosmetic line Hynt Beauty! (Read all about my collaboration with them here!)
I always say your skin is your biggest organ, and that you shouldn’t put something ON your body if you wouldn’t put it IN your body! That’s why I LOVE that Hynt Beauty’s whole line of products are made only nature’s finest botanical ingredients, including one of my favorite superfoods…. açaí!
Açaí berries are an amazing, healthy treat from the rain forests of Brazil. Their main claim to fame is having more antioxidants than blueberries, raspberries, cranberries or other antioxidant-rich foods!
Antioxidants are molecules found mostly in brightly colored fruits and veggies that protect your cells from damaging free radicals. This damage can contribute to various chronic diseases such as cancer, and is also what makes your skin prematurely age!
Açaí berries also have healthy fats and fiber, which help improve digestion, prevent heart disease and help you loose weight!
Açaí berries are great used in your beauty-care products to nourish and support healthy, glowing skin AND are a healthy and delicious addition to smoothies and smoothie bowls! Or… if you have a toddler, açaí ice pops!
This smoothie bowl recipe is super flexible. You can top it with mint leaves, granola, fresh or frozen berries, or anything crunchy! (You can even pour it in an ice pop mold as a healthy treat for the kids. My daughter loved hers!) 🙂
It’s also super easy and fast to make. Just blend, top and enjoy!
Açaí Smoothie Bowl (Vegan & Gluten Free)
- 1 package (3.5 oz) unsweetened frozen açaí (I used smoothie packs from Sambazon)
- ½ cup frozen organic blueberries
- ½ frozen banana
- ¼ cup almond milk
- Optional: 1-2 dates for sweetness
Toppings: (Mix and match!)
- Banana slices
- Fresh berries or mango chunks
- Coconut flakes
- Chocolate chips or cacao nibs
- Slivered almonds
- Blend “bowl” ingredients together until smooth.
- Pour into a bowl.
- Top with granola, fresh fruit or berries, or other toppings.