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Three Acai Bowl Recipes You Need In Your Life
December 12, 2016

Pronounced ‘a-sah-ee’, acai bowls are THE breakfast or brunch choice for the summer… well, let's be honest, we love them all year round. Not only do they taste amazing, and make for great instagram snaps, acai is one of the best known sources of antioxidants (and far healthier than wine). Antioxidants are plant-based chemicals which help combat free radicals in our body ensuring our immune system and overall health are maintained.

The advantage of Acai bowls is in their balance of nutrients incorporating carbohydrates, proteins and unsaturated fats. Carbohydrates are balanced with High GI from the natural sugars in fruit to help kickstart your day, but also low GI from oats (if you choose to add them) to help give you a sustainable source of energy and prevent mid morning cravings. Additionally, the nuts and seeds provide a really healthy source of fats required to maintain joint health. Finally you could add some protein powder to the mix and give it the full blend of nutrients. If balance is what you are after, these are great, try one in each hand!

Strawberry Fields

If a refreshing POP of flavour on the tastebuds is what you are looking for your next breakfast or morning snack, the Strawberry Fields smoothie bowl is for you. Simple, flavoursome and light, this bowl of deliciousness will set you up for any day.


The Bowl:

- 1 cup frozen strawberries

- 1 frozen banana

- 3 TBS rolled oats

- 1 TBS nut butter

- 2 TBS Acai Powder

- ½ cup of coconut water (adding more, or less, depending on your desired consistency

The Toppings:

- Your favourite fruits

- 3 fresh strawberries

- 1 tsp shredded coconut

- 1 tsp chia seeds

- 1 TBS oats


Make sure you chop your frozen strawberries and frozen banana up coarsely, in order to save your blender from unwanted warm. Once chopped, add ALL of the bowl ingredients into your blender and and blend until smooth.

Once you have reached your desired consistency, pour into your bowl, add your toppings and enjoy!

Mango Tango


In need of a tropical holiday? Our Mango Tango smoothie is your next best thing. With an array of summer fruits, you will feel like you are on an island breathing in that fresh sea air, with every bite.


The Bowl:

- 1 cup of frozen mango

- 1 frozen banana

- ¼ natural yoghurt

- ½ cup of coconut water (adding more, or less, depending on your desired consistency)

- 2 TBS Acai Powder

The Toppings

- Watermelon

- Rockmelon

- Blueberries

- Fresh mint leaves


Once you have chopped your frozen mango and banana up coarsely, add to the blender along with all other bowl ingredients and blend until smooth, using the coconut water to find your desired consistency.

Pour into a bowl, dress it with your toppings, and voila!

Berry Bang


Have you got a sweet tooth? Don’t worry we have you covered with our Berry Bang smoothie bowl. With just the right amount of fruity sweetness, this dish will curb those sugar cravings, while leave you feeling FRESH and FRUITY!


The bowl:

- ½ cup frozen raspberries

- ½ cup frozen blackberries

- 1 frozen banana

- 3 TBS plain yoghurt

- 3 TBS almond milk (adding more, or less, depending on your desired consistency)-

 - 2 TBS Acai Powder

The Toppings

- 1TBS shredded coconut

- Fresh mint leaves

- Fresh berries of your choice

- 1 TBS oats


Chop up all frozen fruit before adding to the blender with the other bowl ingredients. Blend until smooth or desired consistency has been found. Pour into a bowl and decorate accordingly with your fruitful toppings.

This content is not intended to be used as individual health or fitness advice divorced from that imparted by medical, health or fitness professionals. Medical clearance should always be sought before commencing an exercise regime. The Institute and the authors do no take any responsibility for accident or injury caused as a result of this information.

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