Smoothie bowls, messy buns, sweatpants – ya know?
Seriously, what is the deal. These smoothie bowls are everywhere. You will find them plastered all over Instagram, a gorgeous bowl of acai smoothie goodness decorated beautifully, or in the beautiful hands of your favourite clean eating/boho instagram girl.
Well guess what, they are very easy to make & you don’t have to live in a beach hut to enjoy them. You can enjoy them whilst lazing around in bed watching your favorite wildlife documentary – like me.
I visted the AcaiXpress branch in Yas Mall & met with the marketing manager who explained all about the health benefits of this little acai berry. Did you know they are the highest anti-oxidant fruit out there? Nope, me neither. No wonder these insta girls are eating them 24/7.
AcaiXpress was founded in 2015 (popular for a baby right?) by a health conscious brazlian lady living over here. She notice they lack of healthy options in the malls & identified a gap in the market. AçaiXpress is an Emirati Company and the first ever to offer a dedicated acai based product.
“ I have a sweet tooth and every time I visited the Malls, I always wanted an option to feed my sweet craving but still be
healthy. That was the moment AçaiXpress was born.” – Owner, AçaiXpress
The menu is packed with healthy acai bowl/smoothie options. There are loads of different toppings/fruits available & they also sell green/detox juices with the option to add those little health shots.
& if you live in the UAE, I have excellent news for you. AcaiXpress sell these bags of frozen acai berry blend & even more excellent news – right now you can buy 2 bags get 1 free, now that’s a bargain. Check them out on Insta for more recipe ideas!
Toppings are endless – I went nuts, literally. I like the crunchiness so I added coconut chips & my fav berries. I’ve included the recipe below, it can be tricky if you don’t know the consistency & you can end up with a watery smoothie bowl. It needs to be thick enough so you can enjoy it with a spoon.
Are you already an #acaibabe? What toppings are you obsessed with? Tag me in your creations – I need some inspo! Have a fab weekend, I have been invited to visit Gossip Cafe & Desserts to check out the vegan options today, keep an eye on my snap for all the deets! Jess xxx
- 1 banana (fresh or frozen)
- 1 cup of frozen berries
- 3/4 cup of acai puree
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- Fruit/nuts of your choice for decor
- Add the banana, frozen berries, acai & coconut oil to a blender & blitz
- Pour into your bowl and top with all your fav fruits
- Take photos for Instagram & eat lol
- If it's a little on the runny side, just add more berries to the blitz. Too thick? Add some almond milk.