How to Make an Açaí Bowl

One of our most popular açaí bowls at Raw Press is this decadent but healthy treat. This healthy recipe is chock-full of nutrients, protein and is vegan too. If you have ever wondered how to make an açaí bowl at home this recipe is for you!

The açaí berry is packed full of antioxidants to boost your immune system and lower inflammation in the body! According to a Massachusetts study, açaí berries also contain some other trace minerals including: chromium, zinc, iron, copper, manganese, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, omega 3, 6 & 9, vitamin A, B & C, among others!

Base

One frozen 100g sachet of açaí sorbet

1 frozen banana

1 cheek (roughly 75g) of frozen/fresh mango

A small handful of raspberries (3/5 raspberries)

1 tbsp of peanut butter

Toppings

50g (1/2 cup) of Raw Press Beauty Granola

A small handful of mixed berries

Berry chia jam (see below)

1 tbsp peanut butter

1/2 blueberry waffle (see below). Save the rest for your lunch or make a bowl for your special friend!

Berry Chia Jam

One punnet of berries (125g)

1 tsp maple syrup

25g chia seeds

Blueberry Waffle (makes 2 waffles)

150ml almond milk

1 tsp maple syrup

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

drop of vanilla essence

100g buckwheat flour

20g ground almonds

15g blueberries

2g baking powder

2g chia seeds

pinch of cinnamon

pinch of sea salt

pinch of cornflour

5g aquafaba (whisked up chickpea water - optional)

Method

  • For the waffles, separately combine the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients, other than the blueberries, and then slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry, mixing in as you go, until you have a smooth batter.

  • Add in the blueberries, and for a lighter texture, whisk up some chickpea water until it forms soft white peaks, and fold this in; chickpea water (otherwise known as ‘aquafaba’) is a great and innovation vegan alternative to whisked egg whites.

  • Cook in a waffle maker until dry and light brown. For ‘toasts’ to go with your PBJ bowl, cut a quarter or a half of a cooked waffle through the centre (to create thin pieces like Melba toasts) and then toast until crisp!

  • For the chia jam, blend the berries and maple syrup together until smooth. Pour into a container, mix in the chia seeds and refrigerate for 10 minutes or until mixture has thickened.

  • For the açaí bowl, blend all ingredients in a Vitamix; you may need the blending stick to get it to come together.

  • Top with the granola, berries, a couple of wedges of the blueberry waffle toast, and finally decorate with alternate drizzles of nut butter and your chia jam! The perfect breakfast bowl for all PBJ addicts!!

* If you do not want to make the waffles you can buy them from our fresh food section here.

 

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