Now that it is warmer outside, we will start seeing more of these pretty acai bowls, but what’s the deal with them? Are they actually healthy? Let us break it down for you! Acai berries are an extremely nutrient dense fruit. They are loaded with fiber and antioxidants and are full of health benefits! Acai is a fruit so it does contain some natural sugar, however, it also contains fiber which will help your blood sugar levels stay steady and not rise so quickly when you eat it. One thing to watch out for is a lot of the premade acai bowls and packets will have added sugar. Try to find a brand with no added sugar like these premade frozen tattooed chef bowls from costco. They even come with a granola packet to top it with!
Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 starch, 1 fat