TREAT YOURSELF WITH AN ENERGIZING BOWL OF PURPLE BLISS
I don’t want to lie to you. So first things first: There is no real açai outside of Brazil. Before you waste any more money on mediocre to disastrous wanna-be-açai, let me tell you how you can make your own! You will be astonished how easy it actually is, once you know the trick!
I have tried hard to find something that comes close to the beautiful, rich and flavorful bowls of açai that I ate in abundance when in Brazil. For breakfast, in between classes or after gym. I had sweet açai, organic and regular açai, I had it “com banana e granola” (preferebly), pure or topped with fruits and sometimes even with candy. And believe it or not, on one occasion I have had savory açai, which is how they eat in a few parts of the country.
Now, you won´t find any of this close to you, if you´re not actually sitting in São Paulo or Recife when reading these sentences. I really don’t want to break your heart or make you buy a ticket to Rio (though… no, I would totally recommend that). You can cry as much as you want or throw your computer out of the window, it is not going to change anything. So:
Don’t be a drama queen and keep reading!
I still got great news for you: I rocked at the recreation game. Well, honestly it took a few attempts: First it had gotten too liquid, then too bitter or simply too lame. But finally – it must have been the 5th try – I managed to blend up a purple dream that got pretty close to the real thing.
You won´t find a better Açai outside of Brazil.
This goes out to the nice cream lovers, to the vegans and flexitarians, to the fit crowd, and the clean eaters and all the in-between.
What is the fuss about?
Açai is referred to as the Brazilian beauty elixir. Believe in the power of superfoods or not, undeniably the carioacas and paulistas are openhearted and outgoing people, that care a lot -like reeeeally a lot – about their appearance. Looking young and fit seems to be the ultimate goal for many of them.
One of my brazilian friends told me, that the secret behind his folks liveliness and glowing beauty was a small berry from the heart of the amazonas. This berry, growing on the açai palm tree, contains a whole bunch of anti-oxidants, is low in sugar, but contains excellent amounts of iron, calcium, fiber, and vitamin A.
As you see, only good comes from this healthy and refreshing nice cream treat. So lets get blending!
Açai: Creamy, rich, so satisfying.
Tropical Açai Bowl
Author: Jen May
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free
Serves: 1-2Preparation time: 10 min
Ingredients (1 serving)
2 frozen bananas
1 cup of frozen mango
2 tbsp powdered açai (I get mine from Feinstoff)
1 tbsp agave sirup
1/4 cup plant-based milk
a pinch of salt
Toppings: granola, banana, strawberries, cocoa nibs, coconut flakes
- Give all ingredients into your blender or food processor. Blend it up and be patient if it is going slow.
- Pour your nice cream into a bowl and top it of with whatever you feel like
If you give this recipe a try, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #vegannomadlife on Instagram. I’d love to see what you come up with. Cheers, friends!
Find out why you can only buy açai in powdered version or as a frozen puree by watching this well done video by Sambazon.
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