Sometimes, the simple things in life taste much better than the complicated. And that is how I feel about my fruity smoothie bowls, which have been my go to lunch for quite a while now. The more simple they are, the better they taste! Naked fruit is always the most amazing, and doesn’t need much else attached to taste great. This raw vegan acai bowl will definitely satisfy you, and get you going through the day.

Intuitive Eating

And a note about intuitive eating: I am often surrounded by massive amounts of really ripe, beautiful smelling fruit that I really want to eat. I look around me, and want to eat everything! I have a hard time deciding what it is that I will enjoy that given moment. Grateful for the abundance of living food in my home, yet wanting to eat exactly the right thing at the right time for my body, rather than overeating.

I am very involved with my food, as it is part of my job, and I am also very creative with food. I love preparing meals, rather than just having plain fruit, through of course I do that very often as well. I end up eating way too much sometimes… so lately, I have started closing my eyes before choosing my meal, and asking myself, “what do you really want to eat now?” It’s a beautiful way to begin intuitive eating, and the answer comes to me pretty quickly. Try it, and let me know how it goes in the comments. Does it help you eat just the right amount, and feel good after you eat?


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Raw Vegan Acai Bowl

Acai bowls have been popular in cafes for a while now, and it’s a lot of fun to buy one every once in a while. But making your own is much cheaper and quicker. This acai bowl is my go to – and you can feel free to play around and add more ingredients. The toppings are always fun to play around with too – so this is definitely not a rigid recipe. Those toppings look to me like the jewels on an expensive crown, decorating it with their spark and shine. Very poetic way of looking at acai bowl toppings, I know. But would you look at them? Just gorgeous.

Another part of intuitive eating is to really observe your food and how beautiful and life-giving it is. Get involved with it emotionally, and really feel how it adds to your health. This will really help you become more conscious as you eat, and eat exactly the right amount for your body mindfully.

Sweet Indulgence Acai Bowl

For the base

  • 1 packet acai (100 grams frozen acai)
  • 1/4 cup Harmless Harvest coconut water
  • 4 Medjoul dates
  • 3 ripe frozen bananas

For the toppings

  1. Blend all ingredients until absolutely smooth, and decorate with toppings to your liking. Feel free to add the toppings you have on hand, such as goji berries, other freeze dried fruit, raisins, or anything jewel-like 😉
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Marina Yanay-Triner is a wellness coach and recipe developer through Soul in the Raw. Marina creates easy and delicious vegan recipes and writes about the health benefits of a plant-based diet, focusing on evidence-based nutrition information. She loves to help clients go and stick to plant based eating through her powerful coaching program, combining nutrition and cooking education along with transformational mindset work. Marina adopted a whole food, plant based lifestyle over 7 years ago, inspired by her mother's incredible healing story of reversing a crippling bladder disease. She has reversed PMS symptoms and encourage emotional healing from trauma as a result of this transition. Marina is incredibly passionate about the vegan diet for human health, animal welfare, and the well-being of our planet, all of which she envisions as co-dependent.