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We have all seen a perfectly frosted gelato style acai smoothie bowl, with its ice cream swirls and candy colours. But unless you have a really powerful blender the reality can be quite different. A dreadful crunching noise. The smell of burning motor. By the time you tentatively crush down all the frozen bits, allowing the liquid time to do its work, you have…yay…a smoothie. One that you could drink with a very thin straw.
It is entirely possible to summon up beautifully frozen treats with a personal blender, and we are going to show you how. All it takes is a little forward planning.
To make your frosted berry acai smoothie bowl you will need…
1 large banana worth of frozen banana chunks 4 average size coconut milk ice cubes, made from thick tinned coconut milk 1 cup frozen berries, mostly large ones like strawberries 1 tbsp acai powder 1 tbsp whey concentrate protein powder 1 tsp vanilla To garnish - Frozen berries Coconut flakes Granola Date syrup
How much time will I need?
Depending on the heat in your kitchen, you will need about 20 to 30 minutes waiting time to semi defrost your fruit and coconut ice cubes. Once that is done, it takes a few minutes to blend your acai smoothie bowl.
Step by step recipe for frosted berry acai smoothie bowl
Step 1 – semi-defrost
The crucial stage of getting a good texture in your smoothie bowl base is the partial defrosting of the ingredients. Leave the ingredients out to defrost slightly for about 20 to 30 minutes. If your kitchen is hot, they may need less time. You are looking to just take the edge off the hardness so that your personal blender can cope.
If you put the bowl into the freezer it will keep your frosted smoothie colder for longer.
1 large banana, frozen
4 coconut milk ice cubes
Step 2 – begin blitzing the ingredients
The coconut ice cubes are blended down first as they are harder than all the other ingredients. The whey concentrate and the acai powder add not only nutrients but help with the texture too.
Add the powders and blitz to a fine snow.
Step 3 – add the semi-frozen fruits
Add the semi-frozen fruits to the blender and pulse until the smooth. The combination of the ice and the powders, plus the softened fruits, helps the blender to cope without the ingredients melting down. Notice that we are not adding any liquid at all.
Step 4 – garnish
Add a little granola for crunch
some creamy coconut flakes
beautiful frozen berries
A drizzle of date syrup for extra sweetness.
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Boost Nutrients produce great ingredients for smoothie, acai bowl toppings, fruit and vegetable powder and natural goji berry powder is very popular among those that taste superior and fine foods.
Boost Nutrients, a division of Opera Foods are health ingredient distributors of Australia. They provide products for gourmet grocery as well as organic food in Sydney, Brisbane as well as Newcastle. With the help of natural goji berry powder, healthy smoothies can be made for breakfast and also it can be used for toppings for acai bowl or granola bowl.
Goji berries have been utilized as a kind of medicine herb in China for many decades. It is usually given with tea and many others in China. The Chinese medicine was believed on perceived results without any scientific analysis as well as information. According to the researches of modern science, goji berries possess distinctive level of respective anti-oxidants namely Lycium barbarum polysaccharides that help to increase an immune system of an individual.
Goji berries are rich in protein and moreover these super berries contain significant amount of amino acids that is higher than other berries.
Natural goji berry powder is rich in protein, fats, carbohydrates, sugars, sodium that aids to prevent against illness. It is also gluten free as well as allergen free. Natural Goji berry powder contains certain health benefits including improves healthy skin, lowers blood sugar, and reduces anxiety.
Boost Nutrients produce multi-varied items such as vegetable powder, fruit powder and several kinds of smoothie recipes. Boost Nutrients is basically an Aussie brand which consumes mainly garden-fresh raw ingredients, from Australia where possible, and it also consumes high-quality ingredients from respective overseas suppliers. The main goal of Boost Nutrients is to provide healthy energy drinks and meal toppings and to ease the respective process of producing smoothies.
Spinach vegetable powder is one of the vegetable powders that help to prevent blood pressure, cancer, and several other severe diseases. Spinach vegetable powder is rich in phytonutrients, antioxidants, flavonoids as well as carotenoids. It is produced by the process of drying whole spinach leaf pulp. Spinach powder is green in color and it has a mild flavor of spinach. Using this powder, people can make smoothies and juices of spinach. Moreover, it can be used in soups, salad dressings as well as savory dishes.
There seems to be a new fad in eating nutrients in the form of nutrition pill capsules. I am not just talking about supplements that are made up multiple concoctions and mixes with interesting health claims. I am talking about simple ingredient products like fruit or vegetable powders. The internet has multiple actors pushing them. Probably as commission agents.
Their pitch asks us to blindly assume that the convenience of a pill is the only thing. Whereas these days you can buy powdered fruit and vegetable products in separate re-sealable packs and have them conveniently stored in your pantry. They are cheaper than the pills (less processing and packaging). You can see what you are eating. You still enjoy the convenience of not carrying and chopping raw vegetables. Yet you also have the added convenience of being able to sprinkle them on to any meal or to make your own, better tasting, smoothie variations, in just seconds.
Why ingest organic wholefoods for nutritional purposes in an artificial pill capsule?
Pill capsules were originally designed for ingesting nasty tasting chemical medicants that are hard to swallow, because they are objectionable to your taste buds. The ingredients for a pill capsule case itself is not something you would choose for nutritional purposes.
You may get to eat many pill capsule cases as you age and need to take medicants. So, don’t choose to eat those, when you can simply eat the natural fruit and vegetable powders on their own with no inconvenience or downside.
According to wikipedia.org, pill capsule cases are “made from aqueous solutions of gelling agents, such as animal protein (mainly gelatin) or plant polysaccharides or their derivatives (such as carrageenans and modified forms of starch and cellulose). Other ingredients can be added to the gelling agent solution including plasticizers such as glycerin or sorbitol to decrease the capsule’s hardness, coloring agents, preservatives, disintegrants, lubricants and surface treatment.”
Are Nutrition Pills Really Healthy?
The contents of the pill capsule cases might be healthy? Depending upon what is actually in them. However, the ingredients for the capsule casing itself is not something you would choose for nutritional purposes.
Many people looking to boost their nutrient intake are also focused on plant nutrition. Even if they are not Vegans vegetarians would not deliberately choose a product that is encased in an animal protein product. The other ingredients of these capsule cases are not typical high nutritional value foods. Another good question might be, what kind of ingredients are added to the contents of the pill to give it the viscosity required to make the product flow, so it can be easily packed by machines into the tiny capsules.
Know What You are Eating
Seeing what you are eating is another important issue with nutrition. The science of Powdered Fruit and vegetables has moved on to a process of slow drying of a puree. This naturally preserves the colours and nutrients of fruits and vegetables better. Some of the manufacturers are now using this method which produces much higher nutrient value in powdered products. Visual inspection will show users the consistency in granule size and colour that helps to show the quality of the product.
Why are you eating Nutritional Supplements in the first place?
People eat nutritional supplements for several reasons including to combat health problems, to guard against potential health problems, for body building and weight control, and some just to improve energy levels. Whatever your reason, continual consumption of pill capsule casings is probably not your intended goal.
Environmental hazards, artificial ingredients and pesticide levels are being blamed for the development of free radicals in your system that can cause serious health conditions as well as a slowdown of your general feeling of well-being. The modern approach to this problem is to change your diet to exclude the products most likely to be detrimental to your health and suppress your immune system. Also, at the same time to increase your intake of those products that are a benefit to your health.
More importantly to specifically boost your intake of those foods that are higher in the antioxidants that can boost your own immune system. This basic plan will assist with either recovery from health issues, avoiding health issues and just improving stamina and natural weight control. Fruit and vegetables are a large part of a healthy diet and it is a big chore to purchase, tote and prepare them in a busy world.
So powdered fruit and vegetables are becoming an important way to assist with nutrition. However, we suggest you instead buy the zip close packs and get the added convenience of being able to sprinkle them on to meals.
Boost Nutrients offers a range of Fruit Powders, Vegetable Powders and also seeds and other natural wholefood ingredients that are healthy high nutrient products. Our range is perfect to improve your nutrition and boost your immune health. They are idea for adding to; Smoothie drinks, Smoothie Bowls, Acai Bowls, Acai Porridge, Granola Bowls, Salads and many other meals.
Reprinted with permission from an article published on Opera Foods “Nutrition Pills! Really! Why eat all those capsule cases?“.