Açaí bowls are my absolute favourite breakfast meal when eating out. I became obsessed with them when living in LA because they were on every cafe menu or my friends and I would go to Banzai Bowl on Huntington Beach (home of the açaí bowl) specifically for our açaí fix. Soon after moving back home to Glasgow, I decided to start making my own! After purchasing the non-fresh ingredients like the toppings and açaí powder – it was easy to make them whenever. Tip: To whip up these bowls quickly it’s a good idea to keep frozen banana chunks and frozen berries in the freezer at all times. As well as a supply of the fresh ingredients like avocado or fresh berries in the fridge.
Açaí powder is high in vitamin A which promotes a healthy immune system, reduces risk of cancer and increases energy. Açaí berries are also very high in fat (healthy fats are essential for breakfast) and low in sugar. Ideally, you should have the açaí powder for the health benefits, if not it’s still a delicous smoothie bowl which will keep you full and energised.
R E C I P E
★ 1 avocado
★ 1 frozen banana
★ 200g mixed frozen berries
★ 200ml Vita Coco coconut water / coconut milk / almond milk
★ 1 tbsp organic acai powder
Blend all the ingredients together until smooth but still thick
T O P P I N G S
Figs | Blueberries | Chia Seeds | Pumpkin Seeds | Coconut Shreds
Get creative with toppings, you can never have too many! Some other toppings I have in my pantry are; almond butter , agave nectar, coconut yoghurt, homemade or low sugar granola, flax seeds, dried goji berries, flaked almonds, pecans, walnuts hazelnuts.
My favourite places to eat açaí bowls out (in Scotland):
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