How to make an Acai Bowl

Açaí BowlAçaí Bowl
Açaí is a deep purple berry from Brazil which is absolutely loaded with antioxidants. Açaí bowls are one of those things that make me envy those living in Australia or California – they seem to have hundreds of cute beachy cafes selling açaí bowls served with all sorts of tropical toppings from coconut shavings to fresh kiwi. Whilst it is becoming more and more available in cafés here in London, the price tends to be pretty extortionate.

The best solution is to make your own açaí bowl at home. For this super simple, mouth-watering recipe, you can use frozen açaí pulp, or for a more easily available option, I recommend açaí powder which you can order online or buy in a health store. You also have the option to add in a scoop of vanilla protein powder, as much for the nutritional value as for that sweet flavour – my absolute favourite is MissFits Nutrition and you can use my code Eli5 to get £5 off your order!

When it comes to toppings, I love adding any fresh fruit I have at home, a sprinkle of cacao nibs, a dollop of Raspberry Chia Jam and a handful of homemade granola – either Nutty Cinnamon Granola or Banana Nut Crunch Granola.

Acai Bowl Recipe Eli BrecherAcai Bowl Vegan Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 frozen bananas
  • 2 tablespoons açaí powder
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen berries (I like to mix blueberries and raspberries, but strawberries and blackberries work too!)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I love MissFits Nutrition use code ‘Eli5‘ for £5 OFF your order!)

Method:

Simply blend everything together until smooth, then get creative with the toppings! My favourite toppings include my Nutty Cinnamon Granola, Raspberry Chia Jam, sliced kiwi, strawberries, pomegranate seeds, cacao nibs and goji berries.

Açaí Bowl

Açaí BowlAçaí Bowl

 

 

 

 

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