Acai bowls burst onto the scene over 2 years ago and they’re here to stay. Unfortunately, it can be hard to find an acai bowl in the UK, especially up North where I live. So I bought some acai powder and learnt to make my own.

Read on for my super easy, super healthy and antioxidant packed recipe.

Acai berries come from Central and South America. You can typically buy them in a powder or frozen form elsewhere in the world. It’s hailed as a ‘superfood‘ because  of it’s antioxidant properties – specifically the ability to boost immunity, repair and prevent cell damage and improve heart health. The berries have a yummy slightly fruity but rich taste, which I suspect has added to the popularity.

I’m not going to lie, acai powder is expensive. So let me share with you a trick to make your bag last for ages– pair your acai powder with frozen berries (which are also a great source of antioxidants) in a  fruity banana ice cream. This is a winning combination because it means you can use less powder and still keep the fruity taste and health benefits. I always follow this tip and I’ve managed to make my bag last for ages.

low coast acai bowl

 

Serves 1
3 of your 5-a-day

Acai Bowl Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp acai powder
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • Toppings (optional)*
    • Fresh raspberries and blueberries
    • goji berries
    • coconut flakes
    • cacao nibs

Method

  1. Blend all of the ingredients until smooth.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add your desired toppings.

* I’ve written a whole post on toppings so have a read and go crazy!! An acai bowl with granola would also be super yummy!

Did you know….

You can only count a variety of fruit once towards your 5-a-day. For example, the 1/2 cup of raspberries in the smoothie is one portion of fruit, if you added more on top that wouldn’t count as any extra. If you want to up your intake add a different fruit like mango or kiwi.

 

Do you love acai?

Try making my acai bowl version 2

homemade acai bowl

 

 

If I haven’t convinced you to try it but you still want a fruit breakfast bowl you could try my passionate pink smoothie or mango nectarine smoothie.

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