25 June 2019

Acai bowl calories: here is what you should know

‘is this too good to be true?!’. In this article we will talk about what you should know about acai bowl calories. The primary ingredient is the acai berry, which is grown on the acai palm tree native to Brazilian rainforests. It is naturally sweet and looks like a grape. Acai berries are packed with nutrition, as they are high in antioxidants and fiber.

The other common ingredients to complete the bowl are milk, bananas and blueberries. You can complete your bowl with toppings of your choosing, such as shredded coconut, granola, nuts or seeds, and fresh fruit.

Now with all that fruit and food combinations, you may be wondering ‘how many calories are in an acai bowl?’

So let’s go on to learn what you should know about acai bowls!

How many calories are in an acai bowl?

The most important thing to know is that most of the acai bowl calories come from the sugar from the fruits. So you can make a healthier bowl that helps you avoid a blood sugar spike and feeling hungry soon after enjoying one by making a few tweaks. This way, the amount of calories in your acai bowl is up to you!

It is in fact very possible to create a low-calorie acai bowl! Here are a few tips:

  • First, watch your portion size! It is very easy to make a bowl that is over 1 or even 2 cups, and you want to remember that an acai bowl is primarily fruits. So be mindful about the ingredients that you are using and how much you are consuming in one sitting.
  • Add just a sprinkle of toppings that lead to a well-rounded acai bowl. Healthy fats, for example, will help you feel full for longer so you can add some nuts, but be mindful of how many you are adding.
  • Add some healthy greens. Greens such as spinach blend in nicely to smoothies without really even being able to taste them. So start out with a handful of spinach, then work your way up.
  • Make your acai bowl at home! While it is fun to go out for one, some places may end up adding additional ingredients such as honey or using high sugar frozen packs that result in a high-calorie bowl.

Starting your day with an acai bowl, especially when the weather is nice, is a great way to jumpstart your day and have you feeling great. Just remember to make it a well-sized and well-rounded one, and enjoy!

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