How to build an Acai Bowl

Okay, admittedly this is not all that festive, but I firmly believe in maintaining routine around the holidays. If I didn’t, it would be cake and half the advent calendar for breakfast. I’m keeping it clean this December with delicious Acai bowls to kick that sweet tooth.

If you’re not on the Acai bandwagon already (living under a rock?!) they’re berries originating from Brazil rich in antioxidants, fibre, omega fatty acids and more – known for its chocolate-y berry flavour and deep purple colour. Acai comes in a few forms – frozen smoothie packs, juice and powder. This recipe uses powder, but smoothie bowls work well with the frozen packs too.

For my sanity and every one around you – it’s pronounced ah-sigh-eee. The noise you’ll make when you get your lips around this frosty goodness!

Recipe

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SERVES: 1

INGREDIENTS:

  • ½  cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 tsp freeze-dried acai powder
  • ½ cup ice
  • 1 scoop protein powder (optional)

Toppings:

  • Homemade granola
  • Sliced banana
  • Micro mint
  • Blueberries
  • Sliced banana

Tip: you can go crazy with toppings to suit your tastes: Dried mulberries, shredded coconut, pepitas, sour cherries, walnuts and more. The possibilities are so tasty and endless!

METHOD:

  1. Add the ingredients to a high-speed blender and process until smooth.
  2. Decant into a bowl and add your favourite toppings
  3. Enjoy immediately.

Sally O'Neil - Editor in Chief

Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also writes for national health magazines, has launched a range of Protein Ball Mixes: Fit Mixes, and is the author of Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017).

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