Acai Bowl Me!
Acai Bowls must make for one of the most popular Instagram photos of our time! After having my first Acai Bowl on a trip to The Butcher's Daughter in Los Angeles during a trip in July, I quickly understood why! In its cold, slushy form, Acai feels like the most hydrating, nourishing option for a warm summer morning. But as with all meals I need to ensure I add enough fibre in the form of grains, nuts and seeds to make sure I poop after breakfast and keep my nasty IBS away.
Here's my recipe for a delicious, hydrating, nutritious bowl of acai, fibre-y goodness that will ensure your bowls do as they were built to do! ;)
- 1 heaped tbsp of Acai Powder
- 2 frozen Bananas, broken into chunks before freezing
- A few frozen Raspberries (but not essential)
- 2 tbsp cold coconut water or regular water
- 1 big handful of Buckwheat Groats
- 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1 tbsp ground Flaxseed
- 1 tbsp of ground Hazelnuts (or other nut of your choice)
- 1 or 2 tsp of Spirulina Powder (optional)
- Probiotic Yoghurt to serve
- Keep some banana chunks and berries in the freezer ready for whenever you want this breakfast.
- Dry toast the buckwheat groats in a frying pan for about 2 minutes until they're a little browner but definitely not burnt. Leave to rest off the heat until you need them.
- Into a food processor put your frozen fruit, Acai powder and coconut water/water. Blitz until you've got a wonderful sorbet like consistency.
- Pour the frozen Acai into a bowl followed by as much yoghurt as you'd like and sprinkle the dry ingredients on top. Enjoy!
Flaxseeds and Chia Seeds are invaluable ingredients for those of us who suffer with IBS or constipation. They're both super high in insoluble fibre which helps us poo but also soluble fibre which helps us feel full through slowing down digestion. The Buckwheat Groats and Hazelnuts are also good sources of fibre and bring other elements to this bowl through taste and texture. You will feel SO healthy whilst eating this! Definitely a breakfast that keeps my IBS away. :)