Post-Workout Acai Bowl
Since my last post shared my pre-workout meal, I wanted to share with you what I've been eating for my post-workout meal every. single. day. I'm not kidding, I'm obsessed with it - it's filling, sweet, light, refreshing, and loads my body with good carbs that are needed after a good cardio & lifting session.
Now, acai bowls and smoothie bowls have been Instagram's go-to summer meal, but it's more than just a sweet treat. It's a great way to sneak in some veggies, too. They are VERY customize-able, but I wanted to share with you what exactly I've been putting into my bowls that you've been seeing on my Instagram lately.
For the Smoothie:
- 1 Packet Unsweetened Acai Puree (I use Trader Joes')
- 1 Carrot, peeled & cut into bite sized chunks
- 1 Handful of Spinach
- 1/4 Cup Frozen Mixed Berries
- 1/4 Cup Frozen Pitted Cherries
- 1/2-3/4 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
For the Toppings:
- 1 Banana, sliced
- 1 Kiwi, sliced
- 2 TBS Fresh Blueberries
- 2 TBS Fresh Raspberries
- 2 TBS Fresh Blackberries
- 2-3 TBS Granola of Choice (I've been Using Trader Joe's Ancient Grains Granola or Love Crunch Granola)
- 1 TBS Honey
Blend the smoothie so that there are no chunks remaining. I typically start with 1/2 cup of the almond milk and add more if the smoothie is too thick to blend. Otherwise if you make it too watery, you'll either have smoothie soup or have to add more frozen ingredients (or ice) to thicken it up. I also slice up and prepare my toppings (kiwi and banana) before blending my smoothie so that the smoothie doesn't have time to melt when I pour it into the serving bowl (it melts quickly!)
Once the smoothie is to your desired consistency (thicker is better, in my opinion), spread it out into a wide and shallow dish. It's important that the dish is shallow because your toppings will sink if your smoothie is deep! Then place your toppings in whatever design or pattern you want on top, and you're ready to eat.
What's your favorite smoothie or topping combination?