Acai, Berry and Baobab Breakfast Bowl

Acai, Berry and Baobab Breakfast Bowl

 

I fell a bit out of love with breakfast last week, for some reason I could just never figure out what exactly I wanted and so my smoothies, juices and granola bowls never quite hit the spot… until this bowl, which magically rekindled my love of breakfast, smoothie bowls and all things pink! This acai, berry and baobab breakfast bowl is the perfect remedy for grey autumn mornings! It’s so wonderfully sweet and fruity with the best texture ever. The mix of frozen banana and acai somehow turns the smoothie into the creamiest, almost silky consistency which just melts-in-your-mouth.

If you’ve never tried the two superfoods in here, acai and baobab, then I’d so recommend getting some, they’re magical – so tasty, so energising and so awesome! Acai is crazy rich in antioxidants, with one of the highest levels ever tested, closely followed by other berries, which are in abundance in this bowl so each spoonful protects your body from the free-radical damage that can lead to chronic diseases. The baobab then works to boost your vitamin C and iron levels (did you know that it contains more vitamin C than oranges and more iron that red meat?) while also boosting your calcium, potassium and magnesium levels. Of course the rest of the bowl will also do you wonders, with the almond butter giving you a delicious spoonful of healthy fats and plant protein and the berries, dates and banana loading you up on an amazing array of life-giving vitamins and minerals so that you’re all ready to go for an amazing day!

 

Serves 1

– 1 frozen banana

– 1 cup of strawberries

– 1/2 a cup of blueberries

– 1/2 a cup of raspberries

– 2 medjool dates

– 1 tablespoon of almond butter

– 1 heaped tablespoon of acai powder

– 1 heaped teaspoon of baobab powder

(You can add a handful of spinach too if you want some more greens and it won’t really alter the awesome flavour!)

Simply place everything into a blender and blend until smooth!

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  • Emanuela Riolo

    Hi Ella,
    I know it is strange but I am allergic to banana and cocoa, what I can use instead?
    Yesterday we had our first go with your recipes and we loved :)

  • Helene Kittinger

    Hi Ella, can you explain why the banana needs to be frozen? I am a little sensible against cold food…

  • ellawoodward

    Hi Helene, the bananas are frozen just to add extra cool creaminess but regular room temperature bananas work absolutely fine :) x

  • Anneliese

    Excuse me, what is acai powder and baobab powder ? Why do you use it and where do you buy it ?

  • ellawoodward

    Hi Anneliese, I’ve mentioned the main benefits in the post above where I talk about the superfoods :) Hope that helps. Either can be purchased at most health food shops or lots of places online. Have a lovely day! X

    • Anneliese

      Thank you so much! I love your blog by the way, I almost cried as I discovered it yesterday morning. You help me so much! Thanks for everything. I’m sorry for my bad English 😀 greetings from Germany! X

  • http://lovealwayserica.tumblr.com lovealwayserica

    Hi Ella, just a quick question!
    I have been using acai powder for months and love it. Today, I found frozen acai packets at my local health food shop, and I bought a pack because I was so excited to try it out. Upon further investigation of the bag (I usually do it in the store, I don’t know why I didn’t today…..), I noticed that the ingredients of the individual packets are ‘organic fair trade acai puree’, which is lovely – but then it says ‘less than 0.5% of: soy lecithin and citric acid.
    I know those are just used to keep it well stored, however I HATE eating things with additives. What do you think of these added ingredients – do you think I’m still okay to consume these and reap acai bowl benefits? I’m upset – I was so looking forward to a bowl tomorrow.

  • ellawoodward

    Hey Erica,
    I’ve never actually used frozen acai packets and try to stick to the raw powder so I’m not sure about that one, sorry! x

    • Sarah Lovell

      Hey Ella..I got your book…as you say ‘so good’ BUT the version of the acai bowl includes frozen acai..so I was hoping you could advise where you get yours please :) I have the raw powder but I was following the book receipe and was being blonde over how much powder would be necessary x so scatty it’s unreal

  • ellawoodward

    Don’t worry! That’s so sweet you love the blog! Have a lovely week :) ella x

  • Sarah Lovell

    :) yummy…

  • Nessa

    Hey, I just wondered since you have been using Acai berry have you noticed a change in your skin? If so what changes? Because I really want to try them, thanks Hun

  • ellawoodward

    Hi, I think generally my skin has become brighter and found the “glow” through healthy eating. Acai berry is really high in anti-oxidants which is amazing for your skin!

    • Nessa

      Thank you, I’m going to buy some :) is meat and dairy bad for your skin?

  • ellawoodward

    Hi Nessa, I find that it isn’t great for my skin and makes it look/feel pretty dull but everyone reacts differently! X

  • Holly Jones

    Hi Ella, I wanted to make the acai bowl recipe from your book but I can’t find frozen acai anywhere and I don’t have a whole foods store near me. Can I use powder instead, like you do in this recipe or will it be a very different texture?
    Thank you

    • ellawoodward

      Hi Holly, I would recommend using the frozen acai for the bowl. You could try ordering it from Amazon! Have a lovely day x

      • Holly Jones

        Thanks Ella!
        I can’t seem to find it on Amazon UK it just comes up with the tablets!
        Thank you though, I will keep looking :) X

  • ellawoodward

    Hi Holly, I would recommend using the frozen acai for the bowl. You could try ordering it from Amazon! Have a lovely day x

  • victoria

    Hiya, would this work with added oats as well? Also, could I use any superfood powder? I have baobab but I also have a nutritional powder mix of acai berry powder, baobab powder, Siberian Ginseng, Peruvian Maca powder, Purple Corn extract & Yacon root powder – should I just add 1 tbsp of that as there’s so much in it?

    • ellawoodward

      Yes I think oats could work well with this and 1tbsp of that would be more than enough! Hope it tastes delicious! X

      • victoria

        thank you

  • ellawoodward

    I have had them for so long, I sadly can’t remember where they’re from, so sorry x

  • ellawoodward

    The unsweetened acai is pretty mild, it has a unique berry flavour. I buy the frozen packs which you can find in Whole Foods x

  • ellawoodward

    The frozen acai comes as a frozen block, a completely different consistency to the acai powder but you could definitely try using the powder for this recipe instead! X