ACAI BERRY BREAKFAST BOWL

 
Recipe & Photo by Lauren Glucina  ASCENSION KITCHEN

Recipe & Photo by Lauren Glucina ASCENSION KITCHEN


AUTHOR NOTES

Açai berries are a deep blue-purple fruit from the Açai palm tree, native to Central and South America. The fruit pulp is freeze dried and sold as a powder. They are antioxidant superstars, and help fight free radical damage, which may help reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.

Açai berries are low GI, so give you a nice slow release of energy, and also have your omegas 3 and 6.Açai bowls are a bit of a craze at the moment, and it’s easy to see why. It’s like having dessert for breakfast, and not feeling bad about it. They are basically just an icy thick Açai smoothie poured over muesli (or raw muesli/granola) and topped with banana and berries. Cool and creamy and brimming with goodness, its lick-the-bowl-worthy, promise. Now, the awesome thing about this basic Açai bowl recipe is that it actually doesn’t live or die by the actual addition of Açai. Yes, they are mega full of antioxidants (a tablespoon of the freeze dried powder is equivalent to over 200 fresh blueberries) Whatever you do though, do not scrimp on the frozen banana, that’s what gives it the ice creaminess!


SERVES:   1

PREP TIME:  2 – 4 Minutes

DIETARY CONSIDERATION:  Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Sugar Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Gluten Free


INGREDIENTS 

  • 1 Heaped tbsp of Freeze Dried Açai powder

  • 1 Frozen Banana

  • ½ cup of Frozen Berries

  • 1 Medjool Date

  • ½ cup of Apple Juice, Coconut Water or Almond Milk

  • 1 tbsp of Hemp Seeds (optional, but adds a lovely creamy texture)

  • ¾ cup of Granola, or other Muesli

  • Fresh Sliced Banana (to add colour and decorate your bowl)

  • Goji Berries (to add colour and decorate your bowl)

  • Bee Pollen (to add colour and decorate your bowl)


EQUIPMENT 

VITAMIX OR BLENDER OF CHOICE


DIRECTIONS

Blend the Açai powder, banana, berries, medjool date, juice and hemp seeds till nice and creamy. Pour over your Grawnola. Decorate with banana, goji and bee pollen. Let them loose on your insides for some serious free radical butt-kicking.

 
Stacey Christie