Acai Berry Detox Bowl

acai berry detox bowl

Ah acai, acai. Or rather ah-sigh-EE, ah-sigh-EE! I first met acai when I was in Brazil where they sell it on the streets everywhere, usually in the form of acai bowls or cups. You cannot miss them, they really are everywhere. Lovely piercing purple dollops on every street corner. The thing is, it’s damn cheap in South America and you pay a pretty penny here for it but the desire to get reunited with acai was too strong and I really HAD to have some. Yeah when I think of Brazil these bright purple cups are high up there on my list of Brazil memories, funny the things that stick with us!

Acai cup

Having this again made me remember why I love it so much! Memories of Copacabana beach and the beach vendors selling bright vibrant purple acai bowls topped with all sorts of things. This is super refreshing and truly feel good food. It’s more filling than it looks as it contains a hefty amount of fruit which adds to the thick consistency and more importantly the turbo charged vitamin and mineral antioxidant content. This is truly good mood food.Acai cup in the blender!

Acai is more than just a pretty face and a hard to pronounce berry. It’s wonderful stuff, the superfood of superfoods and is one of the planet’s highest sources of antioxidants. As such it’s packed with mega health benefits, here’s just 5 of so many:

high in a particular antioxidant (called anthocyanins but you don’t care about the name right?) that lowers cholesterol
aids weight loss and reduces negative effect of high fat diets
high in fibre and detoxifying
anti-ageing
energy boost, combats fatigue and exhaustion.Beautiful acai + the toppings!

It’s not a smoothie, it’s not ice cream, it’s not frozen yoghurt, it’s a cleansing acai bowl for any time. A thick, sweet, berry infused superfood soft serve.Pretty acai cup

Make it thick or thin, dark or light, acai will never let you down. My new favourite snack!Acai cup

Acai berry power bowl

(serves 1)

1 frozen banana
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup blackberries
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon almond butter
handful spinach leaves
1 heaped tablespoon acai powder
berries, seeds, sliced banana + coconut for topping

Blend all the ingredients on high speed until smooth + creamy. A thick frozen yoghurt consistency is best. Top with delicious things and enjoy.

6 Comments on Acai Berry Detox Bowl

  1. Gill
    January 3, 2014 at 4:11 pm (11 months ago)

    Wow this looks amazing , I’m definitely going to make this ;)

    Reply
  2. Dearna @tohercore
    January 6, 2014 at 1:09 am (11 months ago)

    Yum, I love acai berry bowls! Yours looks divine, lovely photos and styling. Hope you had a great Christmas/New Year :)

    Reply
    • Russell
      January 6, 2014 at 8:11 pm (11 months ago)

      Thanks Dearna. I’m really into these bowls too! Happy New Year.

      Reply
  3. Diane
    January 14, 2014 at 8:23 pm (11 months ago)

    Will def try this weekend! Looks Delish!

    Reply
  4. Eleanora Bui
    February 18, 2014 at 2:55 am (9 months ago)

    Oh my goodness, your recipe’s are making me so hungry. Great photos too.l I was just reading about this amazing berry they say that it’s one of the most popular superfruits in the market today. I haven’t tried them yet, but from everything I’m reading I’ll definitely incorporate your recipe’s into my diet.

    Reply
    • admin
      February 18, 2014 at 10:32 am (9 months ago)

      Hi! Yep acai is certainly gaining popularity despite its hefty price tag! Definitely worth it though ;-) I do hope you enjoy and thank you for the love! Cheers

      Reply

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