Since becoming vegan there is one thing that I kept seeing everywhere and really wanted to try: acai bowls.
Basically, an acai bowl is a thick smoothie topped with other fruits/granola/nuts/… that you eat with a spoon. It may sound strange if you have never tried it or have never heard of it before but believe me, if you do it well you will not want to eat anything else for breakfast (except maybe avocado on toast, cause that’s delicious).
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED:
- 1/2 cups frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
- 1 banana
- 1 tablespoon of peanut butter or almond butter (your choice)
- 1/2 cups of almond milk
- 3 teaspoons of Acai Berry Powder
- Whatever toppings you want
HERE’S HOW YOU DO IT:
The night before, cut the strawberries in half and put them, along with the blueberries, in the freezer. Freezing these fruits will make the smoothie more consistent and obviously cold which is extremely refreshing in the summer (who wants a room temperature smoothie? Not me). The next morning, take them out of the freezer and put them in your blender, add the banana (cut, of course) and the rest of the ingredients (except your toppings). Mix it on medium high until there are no chunks left, when that is done put it in the bowl of your choice and then add your toppings! Strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, banana, chia seeds, flaked almonds, raspberries, granola… your choice!
Honestly I have fallen in love with this acai bowl recipe, and I can not wait to try different ones with avocados or mangos or whatever! As this is a smoothie, you can literally make it with any fruits you like, the possibilities are endless. For the acai powder, you will find it in heath food shops (Real Foods, Holland & Barret, etc.) If you do not live near one, you can also easily buy it online. I hesitated to buy a pack at first because it was €20, but I assure you that it is totally worth it (it is delicious and great for your health, plus it will last for a while).
Make sure to try this out this summer and I hope you love it!