Açai Superfood Bowl

Who says breakfast has to bland? This açai superfood bowl is a fresh and flavourful way to start off your morning (or even throughout the day)! Not to mention it’s loaded with an abundance of healthy ingredients – from fresh fruit to hearty nuts and seeds. This vegan, gluten-free recipe is certainly one to try!

 

Ingredients (Makes 2 Servings)

  • Freshly squeezed orange juice                                                                 1 cup (250ml)
  • Frozen blueberries (see Tips)                                                                    1/2 cup (125ml)
  • Chia Seeds                                                                                                           1/4 cup (60ml)
  • Freeze-dried açai powder                                                                          2 tbsp (30ml)
  • Alcohol-free organic vanilla extract                                                    1/4 tsp (1ml)
  • Chopped mango                                                                                              1/2 cup (125ml)
  • Apple (chopped), raspberries, hulled strawberries                    1/4 cup each (60ml)
  • Raw shelled hemp seeds                                                                             2 tbsp (30ml)
  • Raw cashews                                                                                                     2 tbsp (30 ml)

Items/Appliances Needed

  • Blender
  • Serving bowl

Directions

  1.  In a blender, at high speed, blend juice, berries, chia, açai powder and vanilla extract until smooth.
  2.  Transfer to serving bowl. Top with remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.

Tips

  • Using frozen berries helps make the mixture thick and rich.
  • You can substitute an equal quantity of frozen strawberries or raspberries for the blueberries.
  • Açai powder is available in well-sticked supermarkets, natural food stores, and online speciality stores.

 

 

 

Vegan Everyday, one of Douglas McNish’s Cookbook

 

Cooking since his teens, Douglas McNish is a Certified Red Seal Professional Vegan Chef. After losing 100 plus pounds, he decided to change his career and take on a plant based cuisine as his profession.

Douglas is a two-time vegan iron chef winner, has been featured on national television, contributes to print magazine publications, and is a raw food consultant who is passionate about sharing his knowledge about the raw food lifestyle.

 

 

 

 


Posted by Lorne Marr.
Lorne Marr is a Toronto-based fitness enthusiast and lifelong advocate of healthy living. He is on a journey to discover the best methods of training and nutrition for athletes and weekend warriors over 45. Connect with Lorne on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

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