Thursday, August 19, 2021

Protein Packed Acai Bowl

 Good morning! One of the questions we have been getting asked the most since we switched to a plant-based diet has been "how do you make sure you're getting enough protein?" This was my biggest concern with making the switch too and I am happy to share some ways that we make sure we are getting enough protein in our diets. The example I'm sharing today, an açai bowl, is nothing new.. but by making it a little bit differently we are able to pack as much protein into it as possible. Let's have a look:

Acai bowl recipe:

- 1 packet frozen açaí 

- 1 cup frozen red dragonfruit (2 grams protein)

- 1/2 unsweetened almond milk (roughly 3.8 grams protein)

- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (10.5 grams protein)

1. Add everything to your blender and start blender on low. Gradually add more speed to your blender for about 1-2 minutes, stopping a few times to push ingredients down if needed. If you like a more liquid-y açaí bowl, feel free to add more almond milk.

We like to top ours with a variety of fruit, but also some dried seeds and nuts. If we have roasted sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds I love to add those, slivered almonds, some coconut flakes, etc. Sometimes we just add 1/3 cup of our favorite pre-made granola (Simple Truth Original Granola) which has an extra 5 grams of protein. So our basic Acai bowl recipe has over 15 grams of protein per serving, then if we add some protein packed toppings we can get it up to 20 grams of protein. That's more than 3 scrambled eggs! 

 My plan is to continue to share some more of the recipes we have been making. Is there anything specific you'd be more interested in? More meals with animal free protein? Something else? 


  1. I started making açaí bowls last fall and its amazing how much protein you can get in there. Thanks for sharing this recipe!