Friday 8 April 2016

Acai Berry Bowl

I am rather late to hop on the acai berry bandwagon. But I am glad I did! An acai berry bowl is not only very very instagrammable (Priorities, people!), it also makes a great alternate to porridge or almond butter on toast for breakfast. And it tastes pretty good too!

For those of you who don't know, with it's home in the Amazon of South America, acai berry is a reddish purple fruit that grows on the acai palm tree and it is pronounced as 'asa-heee'. Acai berry is loaded with anti-oxidants and it supposedly (allegedly) aids weight loss. 

Selecting your acai berry brand can be a daunting task and there are loads of brands in the market. Research points to opting for organic frozen acai berry pulp, but  I made my purchase online and could not find a pulp option; so I got a powder version instead. For anyone who is interested, I bought the Seven Hills Acai Berry Powder. With some extra blending time, my acai berry concoction turned out to be pretty smooth, contrary to some online reviews stating their smoothies/ yogurts grainy. 

What you will need- 
1 table spoon acai berry powder 
1 frozen banana (Freeze a peeled banana in an air tight box. Don't make the mistake of freezing it skin-on, it's a pain to peel it once frozen)
A handful of frozen berries 
Half a cup of almond milk 
Shredded coconut 
Berries & banana for toppings

Throw in the frozen banana and berries in your blender. Add acai berry powder to it and almond milk and whiz. If you like your acai berry to be of a yogurt consistency, use milk sparingly. If you prefer a smoothie type consistency add a tad bit more almond milk.

Pour the smoothie/yogurt in a bowl, select your favourite fruits as toppings and decorate your acai berry bowl. Have some fun with this, bring your inner artist to life. I went for raspberries, strawberries, blueberries & shredded coconut! Oh my word, this was really delicious and I gobbled it up in rather uncivilised way! Sorry, not sorry :D

If you make your acai berry bowl, let me know what toppings you went for? 

See you next time xx 


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