The Perfect Acai Bowl for Your Skin
Acai bowls are having a major moment in the health and wellness community. Who doesn’t love a bowl of delicious goodness adorned with their favorite superfoods and antioxidant-rich blends sprinkled throughout? Acai is a berry packed with tons of antioxidants, when paired with other fruits it creates an ideal anytime snack or meal for individuals seeking an easy yet hearty meal or snack. However acai bowls can be laced with lots of hidden calories and energy depleting mix-ins like chocolate and sugar laden granola. These ingredients can turn an enjoyable snack into a definite waist buster. Want to enjoy the perfect acai bowl and avoid nutritional mistakes? Try these mix-ins that are good for your waistline and for your skin.
Flax seed is considered a major superfood by many individuals in the wellness community. Known for being rich in omega 3, flax seed touts many anti-inflammatory benefits and is believed to be beneficial in wound healing. Flaxseed contains both soluble and insoluble fiber and according to The Mayo Clinic’s website it should be ground and mixed into your favorite hot or cold breakfast cereal or smoothie bowl.
Green leafy veggies are always a wonderful mix-in for your acai bowl. Spinach is extra hydrating and boasts Vitamins, A, C, and E all of which are antioxidant rich and provide great protections for the skin including aiding in the production of collagen which helps to strengthen the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Mix 1 cup of spinach with frozen acai, a little coconut milk, wheat germ, and almond butter in a blender until smooth for the perfect antioxidant pick me up.
Got a sweet tooth? Add dates to your acai bowl. Dates are a wonderful mix-in due to their high fiber content and natural sweetness. If you have never dabbled in dates and are curious about the taste think about the filling inside a fig roll aka the filling inside those little fig cookies you nibbled on as a kid, a prune or caramel. One thing to know…. dates are quite sweet so you may need to only slice one or 2 of them considering your sweet tooth to top off your acai bowl. Other good accompaniments to blend with dates include banana slices, granola, and coconut.
Steal Cut Oats
Steel cut oats are another great add in for you acai bowl. Steel cut oats are minimally processed and contain a healthy amount of fiber. Fiber is really a great thing for your skin’s health, it helps to flush the body and maintain a healthy digestive tract. Prepare your steel cut oats the night before by mixing with a little almond milk so that they are little crunchy and soft. After blending your acai, add the steel cut oats in, then top with additional toppings.
Munch you way to beautiful skin. At YELLE we believe beautiful skin starts on the inside. Start your journey by enjoying a balanced diet and making healthy food choices each day!