Raw Acai Bowls

Raw Acai Bowls

I’ve been impressed by the Acai Bowls that have appeared in the local cafes over here in Brisbane

… and my whole family love them (which is always a win/win situation πŸ™‚ ).

Here’s my version of a simple raw Acai bowl that I make at home.

This recipe will make 4 bowls.

I make ours in a Thermomix, but a high speed blender like a Vitamix will do just as well.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 packets frozen unsweetened Acai Berries
  • 5-6 medium-large frozen Bananas (I freeze mine in 1/4 to 1/3 sizes before freezing so as not to break the blender)
  • 1 to 2 Fresh Bananas
  • Selection of in-season fruit; such as banana, strawberries, kiwi fruit – Sliced
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Something Crunchy – like Toasted Nuts or Granola (we use Gluten Free)
  • Cacao Nibs and Hemp seeds also make good additions

Method:

  1. Place ‘Crunchy item’ into the base of the bowls.
  2. Snap the Acai Berry packet in half, then open and add to the Thermomix/Vitamix with the frozen bananas.
  3. Add the fresh banana(s).
  4. Blend – I use speed 8 in the Thermomix for approximately 60 to 90 minutes.
  5. Check the consistency. You are looking for well-blended and thick enough to eat – like a frozen mousse.
  6. If the Acai berries are still solid in parts – repeat. If the consistency is too icy (like a sorbet), add another fresh banana.
  7. Once you have the desired consistency, spoon the mixture into the bowls covering the ‘Crunchy Item’.
  8. Top the bowls with chopped fruit of your choice, shredded coconut, cacao nibs, hemp seeds or any other raw yummy treats that take your fancy.
  9. Serve immediately in a Sunny Spot and Enjoy

Rating: 1 out of 5.

Variations

  1. For a chocolate Acai Bowl, add 1 to 2 heaped Tablespoons Cacao
  2. Sweeter? Try adding a tablespoon or two of Maple Syrup
  3. Not a banana fan? Try replacing the frozen banana with frozen Mango
  4. Use frozen Pink Dragon Fruit and Raspberries instead of Acai (pictured below)
Dragon Fruit Acai Bowl
Dragon Fruit & Raspberry Smoothie Bowl

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