Hello again everyone - I’m back! Apologies for the huge gap in posting these last couple of weeks, but life has been even more crazily busy than usual. What with a debating competition in Liverpool, fashion show planning and rehearsals, driving lessons, seeing family and friends, Advanced Highers, personal statement writing and UCAS prep, I’ve hardly had time to sleep, let alone blog...
But this weekend I’ve finally had a little break and so have been experimenting with more smoothie bowls - yay! After many many weeks of searching, my dad has managed to source some açai powder. For those who don’t know, açai berries are native to the Amazon Rainforest and are typically extremely difficult to source in the UK. They’re rich in antioxidants and carry many health benefits, making them one of the most popular smoothie bowl flavours!
So having finally got some açai powder I decided to experiment with some açai smoothie bowls of my own...
2-3 frozen bananas
1 tbsp açai powder
2 tbsp peanut butter
150-200 ml soya milk
6 ice cubes
The night before, chop and freeze the bananas.
In a blender, blitz together the frozen bananas and 100ml of soya milk.
Add the açai powder, peanut butter and ice cubes and blend until smooth, adding additional soya milk until you achieve your desired consistency.
Divide between two bowls, top with whatever you choose and serve!
I have to admit, I think this is probably my new favourite flavour! The peanut butter gives a nice savoury tang, making it less overpoweringly sweet in comparison to some of my other smoothie bowls. Blitzing together the ice cubes and açai powder has essentially the same effect as just using frozen açai berries, so if you’re lucky enough to have the real deal then just use those instead. If you don’t have açai in any form then no worries - simply swap out the ice cubes and açai powder for a large handful of frozen berries.
I’d love to hear about any other açai-flavoured foods that you’ve tried and your thoughts on the recipe are much appreciated as always. I’ll do my best to do slightly more regular posts, but for now university applications have to take priority - here’s hoping all goes well!
Thank you so much for coming back to my blog even after I’ve had such a huge break from blogging! Hope you’re all enjoying Autumn and let me know if you’ve got any fun and simple blog post ideas for me!