If you are like me, you hear a lot of hype about acai.
Acai bowls seem to be everywhere, well at least all over instagram. Because I am often searching for healthy, nutritious recipes, the acai bowl features heavily. So what is acai? It is a berry found in the Amazon (sounds exotic already) and is deemed a superfood because of the myriad of wonders it does. The benefits boast aiding digestion, promoting skin health, boosting your immune system, helping your heart and has anti ageing effects. Plus, hell, it's purple. Say no more - I'M IN!
With all this in mind, today I decided to make my own Acai Bowl. It was a hit (with me) and I'm pretty sure Acai will become a regular superfood in our household. First up you are going to need some Acai Powder. I opted for an organic powder by Goodhealth, which is stocked at my local small town pharmacy.
I played around for a little while today to see what worked, and came up with a really delicious bowl for lunch. Feel free to play around and put your favourite toppings on, be your own experiment and enjoy! In my very short Acai Bowl career I have learned that for a successful bowl, you need a creamy, thick smoothie base and some nice textures on top, think crunch and texture.
Acai Bowl Recipe
Blitz together the following:
1 x banana
1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
2 Tablespoons acai powder
1 Tablespoon nut butter (I used Peanut Butter)
Up to 1/2 cup coconut milk or almond milk (adjust amount until you get a creamy, thick consistency)
Pour into a bowl and then have some fun decorating!
Blueberries & Banana or other fresh fruit
A crunchy nut & seed cereal or granola - I love Cathedral Cove Raw Paleo Super Cereal
More nut butter if like me, you love it!
Let me know if you have a favourite acai bowl recipe, I'd love to see how everyone uses this wonderful superfood.