Acai “Bowl” Popsicles
- 1 pack unsweetened acai puree (3.53 oz)
- 1 banana
- ½ cup frozen or fresh blueberries (or your preferred berry)
- ½ cup full-fat coconut milk
- 2 large pitted dates
- 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
Optional Toppings (about ½ cup total):
- Shredded coconut
- Chopped trail mix
- Goji berries
- Chopped fresh or dried fruit
- Let frozen acai packet thaw for about 10 minutes to make it easier to break up and add the frozen puree pieces to a blender.
- Add the banana, berries, coconut milk, and dates to the high speed blender with the acai pulp and blend up until smooth. Stir in chia seeds.
- Pour into popsicle molds, leaving space at the top for any optional toppings you wish to add.
- Add desired toppings and popsicle sticks. Freeze for at least 4 hours or until set.
- Remove popsicle(s) from mold and enjoy!
Makes about 6 popsicles. Per popsicle (based on using blueberries):
Total Fat: 11g
Total Carbohydrate: 9g
Dietary Fiber: 5g
Bananas are rich in potassium and fiber which help to lower blood pressure and support heart health. Ripe bananas are easier to digest and have higher levels of antioxidants as they ripen.
Blueberries (especially wild) are among the foods highest in antioxidant power. They support healthy cellular function and triglyceride levels. Blueberries also contain a special kind of polyphenol called anthocyanin, which has incredible brain health benefits.
Chia seeds are loaded with protein, fiber, iron, potassium, calcium, and omega 3s. Chia’s gel-forming properties slow down the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar, helping to stabilize blood sugar.
Coconut milk contains 17 out of the 20 amino acids needed for optimal protein formation. It is particularly high in threonine, which is needed to protect the liver, central nervous system, and cardiovascular system.
Dates are a healthy way to add sweetness to your recipes along with a variety of nutrients, including iron, potassium, B vitamins, copper, and magnesium.
Unsweetened Acai Puree is made of pulped and flash-frozen acai berries. The açai berry is a small purple fruit with a large pit. It grows in grape-like bunches on the açai palm tree, which is native to Central and South America. The açai berry is high in antioxidants and anthocyanin, which help protect the body against disease.