Ginger-Acai Bowls with Almond-Pepita Clusters

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Ginger-Acai Bowls
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
3 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 egg white

  • 1 - 2 tablespoon honey

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ cup sliced almonds

  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

  • ½ cup unsweetened large coconut flakes

  • 2 tablespoon flaxseed meal

  • 2 bananas, sliced and frozen

  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries

  • ½ cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt or unsweetened kefir*

  • ½ cup low-fat milk, water, or fruit juice*

  • 2 2 ounce packets frozen unsweetened acai puree**

  • 1 ½ teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • Topper(s), such as sliced banana, berries, and/or chopped mango, peach, kiwifruit, or pineapple

Directions

  1. For nut clusters, preheat oven to 325°F. Line a 15x10-inch baking pan with parchment paper. In a large bowl combine egg white, honey, and salt. Stir in almonds, pumpkin seeds, coconut, and flaxseed meal. Spread in prepared baking pan. Bake 25 minutes or until golden, stirring once; cool. (Store leftover nut clusters, covered, at room temperature up to 1 week. Use as a snack or salad topper.)

  2. In a blender combine next six ingredients (through ginger). Cover and blend until smooth, adding 1 to 2 Tbsp. additional milk if needed to reach desired consistency. Serve in chilled bowls with desired Topper(s) and 1 cup of the nut clusters.

*

If using kefir, do not add the 1/2 cup milk, water, or fruit juice.

**

Look for acai puree in the freezer section or online. To naturally sweeten puree, blend it with frozen sweet fruits such as bananas, blueberries, strawberries, cherries, or dates.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

251 Calories
11g Fat
32g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 251
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 85mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 26.1mg 131%
Calcium 108mg 8%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 491mg 10%
Folate, total 34.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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