I have a new obsession but at least its a healthy one. I am totally obsessed with acai berry smoothie bowls … They are just so refreshing, so delicious and so healthy. Acai berry smoothie bowls are all the trend right now and I can see why – not only are they pretty to look at but they are so good for you.
WHAT IS IT?
Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) originates from the Brazilian acai berry and is harvested from the acai palm tree. Once processed, acai berries either come in powder to purée form and are absolutely delicious in smoothies.
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS?
- Acai berries are very high in fibre and can help prevent and relieve constipation.
- Very high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Acai berries contain omega 3 fatty acids that helps relieve high blood pressure
- An energy booster that promotes strength and endurance because of the high levels of antioxidants, amino acids, essential fatty acids and protein.
- Acai berries contain key vitamin B compounds that help improve overall energy levels, prevents chronic diseases and is helping for solving inflammatory conditions.
HOW DO YOU MAKE AN ACAI BOWL?
Buy yourself some acai berry powder from your local health shop or online at Wellness Warehouse. Wellness Warehouse have two kinds (pictured above) and the one I always opt for is the Nature’s Choice because it’s a little more affordable at R124.95 compared to R373.95 for the Organic Traditions. Then blend with frozen berries, bananas or any other fruit you would like to add – you make it as you would a normal smoothie. But if you prefer to make it a smoothie bowl, then add less liquid. Once all blended, pour into a tumbler or a bowl, and decorate with seeds, granola and fruit. Ie: make it extra pretty!
WHERE CAN WE GO FOR TOO-PRETTY-TO-EAT ACAI BOWLS?
NOURISH’D in Cape Town
A: Ground Floor 177 Kloof Street The Old Garage on Hof Street Gardens, Gardens, Cape Town
ACAAAAAI FINAAAALLLLY @amazoniaza @amazoniaco Thank you for organizing our Acai for us 🌸 Pop into Nourish’d to try what realACAI tastes like. I’m so so excited to share this with you guys. We have been waiting for this to arrive for months and it’s finally here!! We are selling it as ACAI BOWLS or Smoothies 💗 #acaibowls #nourishd #nourishdcapetown #cafe #healthbar #capetown #amazonia #amazoniaza #acai @amazoniaza @amazoniaco 📷 @candibod thanks for the piccys 🌿
THE GRIND in Johannesburg
A: Whitely Road, Melrose Arch, Melrose Blvd
Have you tried our "Original Acai bowl," made with real Acai Berries from Brazil, topped with paleo Granola and fresh fruit! #winning : : : #thegrindza #healthfoods #tastespotting #foodgawker #instafood #food #foodlove #foodblog #foodvsco #foodpics #foodporn #alwayseating #foodgram #foodspotting #foodography #coffeetime #coffee #igersjozi #coffeegram #coffeeporn #huffposttaste #insider #artisan #summer #summerfood
LEXI’S HEALTHY EATERY in Johannesburg
A: 24 Central, 6 Gwen Lane, Sandown
ANTI-OX AÇAÍ BOWL 🍓🍇🍒The sun is shining and it’s back to a normal crisp Joburg winter morning… I dare say it’s warm enough for one of these bad boys 🍇🍓🍒 REAL açaí berries, banana, blueberries and some mylk 👉🏽 this guy is packed with flavor and nutrients, anti-oxidants and all those good things 😉 Current smoothie bowl special ~ ask your waiter for more info ✌🏽☀️🌱