Being a perfect meal for any time of the day, smoothie bowls, especially superfruits like acerola bowls, have risen to the top of people’s diets and priority lists. They are not only super delicious but also highly nutritious, with a beautiful and colorful sight that makes them all the more presentable and mouth-watering.
Come along to discover one of the easiest recipes for the acerola smoothie bowl topped with mangoes (or, of course, any fruit you like)!
What Is Acerola?
Acerola is a superfruit native to South & Central America, Caribbean Islands, and Mexico. Also known as the West Indian cherry, acerola is often classified as a berry (despite having a cherry-like appearance).
Once only consumed by the native of these countries, acerola is now devoured throughout the world, mainly for its superfood status and super nutritional profile.
With the many nutrients it carries, such as Vitamin C, Vitamin B-2, Vitamin A, iron, and calcium, acerola offers many health and beauty benefits, including:
- Treating skin blemishes
- Aiding digestion
- Promoting collagen production to increase your hair and skin’s ability to heal itself
- Activating immune cells
- Improving complexion
Acerola Bowl Ingredients
The acerola smoothie bowl recipe we’ve put together has simple and easy-to-find ingredients!
- Frozen strawberries
- Frozen mango chunks
- Shredded dry coconut
- Agave nectar & nut butter (optional)
- Plant milk
- Acerola powder
Acerola Smoothie Bowl Recipe
Once you’ve made a quick trip to the grocery store, it’s time to get to the hands-on part.
- Add the frozen mango cubes, frozen strawberries, plant milk, and acerola powder into a high-speed blender.
- Continue blending until the mixture is thick and smooth. Tip: Depending on the blender, this will take around 3 to 7 minutes.
- Scoop the thick smoothie into a bowl. Top it with kiwis, mangoes, and shredded dry coconut.
- For a final touch, drizzle a bit of agave nectar and add a spoonful of your favorite nut butter.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
While preparing an acerola bowl is an easy process, below we’ve answered a frequently asked question to assure you that this is definitely worth all the hype.
Is acerola a good source of Vitamin C?
As claimed by the U.S. department of agriculture, acerola provides higher Vitamin C than any other food choice. It has, therefore, gained massive attention and praise for being a treasure chest of this incredible Ascorbic Acid (Vit C).
In fact, 100g of acerola supplies around 1500-4000 mg of Vitamin C, which is 50-100 times the amount found in a lemon or an orange. Bonus points if you go for organic acerola since it is even higher in this vital micronutrient, helping to promote youthful, wrinkle-free, and glowing skin, along with boosting immunity and improving iron absorption.
Need to recover from flu? An acerola smoothie bowl can spring you back into action. Want to protect yourself from breakouts? The antimicrobial properties of an acerola bowl got you covered. What’s more, this dish is scrumptious and fulfilling, so you can enjoy it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner alike. So gather the ingredients and start preparing an acerola bowl for yourself now!
Acerola Smoothie Bowl
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1/4 cup plant milk
- 1 tsp acerola powder
- In a high speed blender, add the mango, plant milk and acerola powder. Blend until smooth and thick.
- Scoop the thick smoothie into a bowl and top with kiwi, mango, and shredded dry coconut. Serve immediately.