I have really been impressed by the Acai Bowls that have appeared in the local cafes over here and my whole family love them (which is always a win/win situation 🙂 ).
Here’s my version of a simple raw Chocolate/Banana Acai bowl that I make at home.
This recipe will feed the six of us – 2 adults, 2 pre-teens and 2 younger ones 😉
I make ours in a Thermomix, but a high speed blender like a Vitamix will do just as well.
2 packets frozen unsweetened Acai Berries
4 medium-large frozen Bananas
quarter cup water (preferably filtered)
2 heaped Tablespoons Cacao (I like mine chocolatey 🙂 )
Selection of in-season fruit; such as banana, strawberries, kiwi fruit – Sliced
Something Crunchy – like Toasted Nuts or Granola.
1 to 2 tablespoons Maple Syrup (optional)
Place ‘Crunchy item’ into 4-6 bowls (4 adult size bowls or 2 adult, 4 child size bowls).
Open the Acai Berries and add to the Thermomix/Vitamix with the frozen bananas, Cacao, Maple Syrup and quarter cup water.
Blend – I use speed 8 in the Thermomix for approximately 15 seconds.
Check the consistency. You are looking for well-blended and thick enough to eat – like a frozen mousse.
If the Acai berries are still solid in parts – repeat. If the consistency is too thick and you feel you need a little extra water then this can be added now, but be careful that you don’t end up with a smoothie.
Once you have the desired consistency, spoon the mixture into the bowls covering the ‘Crunchy Item’.
Top the bowls with chopped fruit of your choice, shredded coconut and any other raw yummy treats that take your fancy.
Mother Earth Astrology’s A to Z to Wellness – Z is for Zucchini
Z’s for Zucchini,
A raw pasta treat,
So easy to make,
Even easier to eat 😋
Benefits of Zucchini:
A great all-rounder, Zucchini is packed full of nutrition; the highest being Copper and Manganese. It also contains high amounts of Vitamin C, Magnesium, Fibre, Phosphorous and Potassium making it an excellent fruit (yes, it’s a fruit) for:
Inflammation and Blood Sugar Control
Nervous System Support
Men’s Health (Penis and Prostrate).
High Copper (Great for Skin, Bones/Tissue, Cholesterol Control and Energy Production),
High Manganese (Great for Skin and Blood Sugar Control)
To make vegan Zucchini pasta simply:
Peel 2 to 4 Zucchinis
Push each Zucchini through a spiraliser or use a potato peeler to slice long ribbons from the Zucchini.
Drizzle with a little Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Add a Pinch of Salt
Toss through with fingers
Add favourite topping and Stir through until combined
Home Made Basil Pesto with quartered cherry tomatoes and pine nuts
Cashew Cream Cheese (I use Kehoe’s Kitchen) with torn Basil Leaves and a drizzle of Garlic Oil (crush 1 Garlic Clove and stir into Extra Virgin Olive Oil with a Pinch of Salt) and Black Pepper
Further Detail and References:
For more detailed information on the nutritional facts of the Zucchini please visit my reference site for this Blog Post: