acai bowl recipe

Our classmates, our exes, our neighbours, and even our nans(?!) are crazy about acai. Well, that’s what it seems like anyway. Everywhere we go we seem to be hit with purple-tinged breakfasts covered in edible flowers. You’ve heard vague talk about a superfood or something, but how can something be so pretty, so delish, and so good? Something seems shady…

First up, we’re here to reassure you that, nope, nothing is shady about acai.  It’s a South American super fruit loaded with anti-oxidants, vitamins, fibre, calcium, and omega.  With all of this healthy stuff packed into one fruit, it’s no wonder acai is reaching cult status.

Oh, and because the acai fruit is so tender, it’s mostly consumed as a mega convenient powder. The process is super pure, so no nasty bits are added, and all the goodness stays. Now you know what acai is, there’s no excuse not to give it a go. Try one of our simple yet moreish recipes.. 

acai bowl recipe

Coconut and berry acai bowl

Ingredients

1 Cup almond or coconut milk
2 Bananas (frozen)
4 Strawberries (frozen)
½ Cup frozen raspberries
3 Tbsp acai powder
½ Cup coconut flakes
Fruit (your preference)
Honey (to your taste)
Pumpkin seeds, flax seed, or granola (your preference)

Method

1. Mix the milk, acai powder, honey, and frozen fruits in a blender.
2. Add milk as necessary.
3. Place the mixture into bowls and top with coconut flakes.
4. Slice your desired fruit to top the mixture with.
5. Add your desired crunch (e.g. flax seed)
6. Top with a light drizzle of honey (optional).
7. Tuck in!

Banana and peanut butter acai bowl

Ingredients

1 cup almond or soy milk
4 bananas (frozen)
2 tbsp peanut butter
2 tbsp acai powder
Nuts, flax seed, or granola (your preference)
Fruit (your preference)

Method

1. Blend the milk, bananas, acai powder, and peanut butter.
2. Add milk as necessary.
3. Serve in bowls and top with your desired fruit.
4. Add the nuts, flax seed, or granola.
5. Tip:  Edible flowers make an insta-worthy topping!

Acai coconut porridge

 Ingredients

1 cup oats
2 cups almond or coconut milk
1 banana
½ cup coconut flakes
2 tbsp acai powder
1 tbsp chia seeds
Handful of raspberries
Maple syrup or honey (to your taste)

Method

1. Mix the oats, coconut, chia seeds, and milk on the stove. Warm over a low-medium heat.
2. Add in half of a chopped banana and the raspberries. Stir well.
3. Stir until the porridge is cooked then remove from heat.
4. Sprinkle the acai powder over and mix in.
5. Top with the remaining banana and add an extra sprinkle of coconut, et voila!

Raspberry and maple overnight oats 

Overnight oats recipe image

Ingredients

1 cup oats
1 cup of almond, coconut, or soy milk
2 tbsp acai powder
1 tbsp chia seeds
¾  cup raspberries
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 tsp maple syrup (or to your taste)
a pinch of salt

Method

1. Add the oats, cinnamon, chia seeds, and salt to a jar.
2. Seal with a lid and shake well.
3. Time to add the milk, raspberries, and maple syrup. Stir it well.
4. Cover with a lid and pop it in the fridge overnight.
5. You can add extra fruit in the morning (if you’d like).

Acai chia pudding

Ingredients

3 tbsp chia seeds
2 cups coconut milk
1 tbsp natural yoghurt
1 tsp honey (or to taste)
2 tbsp acai powder
1 cup chopped fruit (your choice)

Method

1. Add the chia seeds, acai powder, milk, and honey to a jar. Stir well.
2. Seal with a lid and leave in the fridge overnight.
3. Once the mixture is a jelly-like consistency (thank you, chia seeds), remove from the fridge.
4. Top with yoghurt and chopped fruit.
5. Mix in and enjoy!

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