Acai bowls are taking the world by storm – and for very good reason. Give me a breakfast that looks like a sorbet and tastes like a sorbet, but is actually amazingly good for you and well, I’m sold. I’ll admit that here at D&H we are perhaps a little late to the acai bowl party as it seems people have been going mad for these for some time now, but we’re definitely making up for lost time!
I know it’s cold and wintery and all that, but this acai bowl is definitely my new favourite breakfast of choice. It takes all of two minutes to make, it’ll keep you full for hours and it will definitely satisfy any breakfast-time sugar cravings you might have!
So what actually IS acai? And also how does one pronounce it? Well apparently it’s ah-say-ee, which is good to know to prevent any future embarrassment. The acai berry hails from South America, where it is revered for its superfood properties. Get this – those little purple berries are good for heart health, help weight loss, promote skin health, help digestion and have anti-ageing properties. They are one of the most antioxidant-rich foods on the planet, so no wonder the world has gone straight up cray cray for them!
The berries themselves come from Brazil, and although it is possible to buy frozen acai puree in shops in the UK, it’s pretty hard to track down and it’s not so cheap either. Which is why we’re big fans of the powdered version, which you can buy in health stores or online, and is much better value. In fact this brekkie won’t set you back very much at all (especially if you make your own almond milk) as a lot of supermarkets sell ready-frozen sliced strawberries and banana, which is great as it also means there’s extremely little preparation to do!
- 1 cup frozen banana slices
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup almond milk (or any other non-dairy milk)
- 2 tbsp acai powder (I use Indigo Herbs Supervital powder which is fab as it also contains beetroot and baobab powders for even more goodness)
Not only is this so yummy, but it’s so easy and quick to whizz up! Simply pop the ingredients in a blender, and blend for a minute or so until it has a sorbet-like consistency. Spoon into a bowl and add some toppings if you fancy (we like cacao nibs, goji berries, bee pollen, seeds, nuts and sliced fruit – the more the better!). Now grab yourself a spoon and enjoy!
Love, Mrs H xx