Homemade Acai Bowl Recipe

So if you haven’t heard acai is a form of berry looks somewhere between a blueberry and a grape which is harvested in the amazon jungle. Until about a decade ago this berries were not known to anyone outside of the amazonian jungle but we have high speed wifi connections now. If you’ve been to Brazil (or you local juice bar like me) you may of had one these acai bowls usually for breakfast or post workout for energy and to fuel your day. With an ice creamy texture and served with banana and other berries this meal is one of my favourites. If you can find acai pulp which isn’t always that easy I’ve come up with a protein packed version of this for our home made acai bowl recipe.

Benefits Of Acai

Low in sugar they are have the highest level of antioxidants of all fruit and veg. They contain high amounts of iron, calcium, fibre, and vitamin A. They also contain good fatty acids such as oleic acid, one of the same oils found in olive oil.

The properties contained in acai berries may help prevent health problems such as neurological diseases, inflammation, arthritis, obesity, and fellas… erectile dysfunction!

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Where To Buy

Some health food and Brazilian health shops do sell acai. The largest distributor of acai is sambazon. It come in a few different forms; the frozen pulp, the powder, a concentrated juice, and pills. This recipe calls for the frozen pulp which is available at most whole foods stores.

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 a packet of frozen of acai pulp

  • 1 Cup/130g can of unsalted cannellini beans, drained

  • 1-1/2 Cups almond/soy/coconut/hemp milk

  • 1 frozen banana

  • 1/2 cup of pitted dates

  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter

Directions

  • Add beans, acai, dates, banana, peanut butter and almond milk to a blender and blend.

  • Add more milk for you required texture

  • Top with more banana, strawberries/blueberries and peanut butter if desired

 

For optional addition

  • Add oats to thicken and keep you full for longer.

  • Sprinkle chai seeds and nuts on top

  • Stir in some granola and raisins

  • Add a tablespoon of cacao powder for a chocolatey favour (Do it!)

Let me know if you try this recipe or have one of your own you’d like to share, peace.