When I was in New York earlier this year, I was amazed at the vast selection of healthy food shops! Dotted all over the place are fabulous juice and smoothie bars, deli’s and salad shops. I got to eat some amazing food and was particularly influenced by the types of açai bowls I could find. I based this recipe on one of the açai bowls I came across whilst there, and I am thrilled with how it turned out.
Now, if you haven’t had the chance to experience an açai bowl yet, I strongly urge you to try it. Açai itself can be found in powdered form or in frozen sachets (there are juices and tablets to, but I am focussing on açai bowl ingredients). The powdered form is much easier to come by. It works really well mixed with a berry base, which is what I use for smoothies and bowls.
The cost is higher than any of the other supplements I have purchased. When trying it out for the first time, I went for the smallest pack I could find (I went on Amazon for the best price). I didn’t want to commit to a huge cost for something I was not even sure I would like! Clearly, I liked it from the get go. We now purchase it by the half kilo!
Makes 1 serving
- 1 Tbsp Açai Powder
- 1 Banana
- 1 tsp Hemp Hearts
- 1 tsp Chia Seeds
- 1 tsp Flax
- 1 Tbsp Almond Butter
- 1 cup Blueberries, frozen
- 3 Tbsp Almond Milk (or other milk)
Blend all the ingredients together until smooth and well blended. It will be very thick. Pour into a bowl, add your toppings and serve.
Some suggested toppings:
I have used hemp granola, Banana and hemp hearts.
- Sliced or grated fruit: bananas, apple,
- Dried fruit: Raisins, sultanas, goji berries, chopped apricots
- Nuts or nut butters
- Seeds: pumpkin, sunflower, chia, sesame
- Coconut yoghurt (or other yoghurt)
- Fresh berries
- Coconut chips
- Cacao nibs
- Granola (I used Hemp Granola)