Disclaimer – ‘trendy’ so-called superfoods, tend to irritate me. Why? The demand seems to be driven by ‘clean-eaters’, who, more likely than not, lack nutritional qualifications. That said, I couldn’t resist trying the “Acai Bowl”. Despite my desperate desire to detest the damn thing, I was in fact, bowled over. Not by the health benefits (even though, having now researched this thoroughly, the berry is actually jam packed with antioxidants) but by the flavour. Rich and tropical, a cross between a blackberry and raspberry with after tones of dark chocolate. Delightful.
- LEVEL: Easy
- Prep: 5 Mins
- Cook: None
- SERVES: 1-2
- Dairy Free
- Gluten Free
*You can buy the acai berry either as a frozen puree or as a dried powder. Using the frozen pureed packs help with the thick consistency, however the powder has a much greater flavour hit.
*Both the powder and the puree are bloody expensive. My tip is to use the powder, as it stretches further and, as I said, is much bolder in flavour.
150g half-fat crème fraîche
150g greek yoghurt
1tpsp. maple syrup
1tbsp. vanilla essence
1tbsp. halva, crumbled
2tbsp. pecans, chopped
1tbsp. acai powder (try Naturya)
1-2 handfuls mixed berries
1. In a bowl, mix the crème fraiche, yoghurt, vanilla and maple syrup together.
1. Add the pecans and berries and top with the crumbled halva and powdered acai.
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