Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Açaí Bowl

As my followers on instagram have probably already guessed, I love to eat smoothie bowls for breakfast. A smoothie bowl is an extra thick smoothie eaten with a spoon from a bowl. Or as my four-year niece has explained to my other sister: "Do you know what a smoothie bowl is? It's like a real smoothie, but you eat it on a plate". Yes, she's just as sweet as she seems.

I usually go for green smoothie bowls with lots of baby spinach and/or green powders. But lately I have also loved to make açaí bowls. Açaí is a small dark purple berry which grows in South America. The berry is very rich in antioxidants and it also has a high content of certain vitamins, minerals and healthy fatty acids. I also love the beautiful purple colour!
Açaí bowls are often made from frozen açaí purée, but because that isn't something you can find in my part of Sweden I use açaí powder that I mix with frozen banana and frozen blueberries instead. I like to add as little liquid as possible in my açaí smoothie, so it's almost like eating a delicious ice cream for breakfast.

Doesn't eating colourful and pretty foods make you happy?

Açaí Bowl

Serves 1

1/2 cup water
1 lime, juiced
1 tbsp hulled hemp seeds 
1 tsp pure vanilla powder 
2 tsps açaí powder
2 frozen bananas*
1/2 cup frozen blueberries

1. Blend water, lime juice and hemp seeds in a blender. Congratulations, you've made a tangy homemade hemp milk!
2. Add all remaining ingredients and blend until the smoothie is thick and smooth.
3. Pour into a bowl and top with more fruit, seeds or granola. Enjoy!  

* Freeze the bananas peeled and cut into pieces.


  1. Your recipes and photos are absolutely amazing! Love your site, so grateful I found it. Spent the last half hour scrolling through past posts and want to make every recipe! Thanks for posting! xo

    1. Wow, thanks Jess! Your comment made me so happy :) Looking through your great blog right now!