Must-try Acai bowl recipes to make this summer

Want a breakfast that can increase your energy levels and boost your immune system? Then make sure you create these delicious and healthy Acai bowls this summer.

Acai berries (pronounced ah-sai-ee) are the fruits of acai palm trees, which are mostly grown in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. These small, dark-purple berries pack a nutrient punch with a whole host of antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids.

Here at In-Line Physio, we’ve put together our favourite Acai Bowl recipes that you can make at home.

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FRUITY ACAI BOWL

INGREDIENTS:

ACAI PURÉE

  • 1/2 small banana
  • 1 100g pack frozen unsweetened açai berry (sold in packets in most grocery stores)
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

TOPPINGS

  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 kiwi, peeled and sliced or chopped
  • 1/2 small banana, sliced
  • 1/4 cup peeled and chopped pineapple or mango
  • 1/4 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 1/4 cup granola, optional
  • Drizzle of raw honey, optional

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Prepare acai purée: In a blender, add banana, acai pulp, strawberries, blueberries and splash of almond milk. Blend on low until larger chunks are broken down, then gradually increase speed, adding a splash of almond milk at a time, and stopping to scrape down sides of blender if needed. When ingredients have mostly come together and all of milk has been added, blend on high for 15 to 20 seconds more.
  2. Add toppings: Pour acai purée into a bowl and arrange toppings in stripes of their respective color to form a rainbow: from left to right, arrange blueberries, kiwi, banana, pineapple and strawberries. Sprinkle with granola and drizzle with honey.

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GREEN ACAI BOWL

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 medium banana
  • 100g pack frozen unsweetened Acai berry (sold in packets in most grocery stores)
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup kale
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup granola

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Prepare acai purée: In a blender, add 1/2 banana, acai pulp, spinach and kale and splash of almond milk. Blend on low until larger chunks are broken down, then gradually increase speed, adding a splash of almond milk at a time, and stopping to scrape down sides of blender if needed. When ingredients have mostly come together and all of milk has been added, blend on high for 15 to 20 seconds more.
  2. Slice remaining 1/2 banana
  3. Pour smoothie into a bowl and top with sliced banana and granola.