Is this a breakfast or is this dessert? I can’t quite tell but since there are no added sweeteners I had this for my lunch and it was D-E-L-I-C-O-U-S-!
I’m not the hugest fan of Açai powder because I’m a firm believer that fresh or even frozen fruit contains more nutrition than anything dried out whether it’s super or not. It did however taste amazing and I can see the benefit of having a convenient powder in your cupboard as your not always going to have fresh berries at hand. I’m fairly certain that the antioxidant power of the Açai is not lost through preservation so it’s still going to be beneficial just probably don’t have it as your one and only serving of fruit for the day.
Holistic cooking tip – I have used cacao nibs rather than chocolate chips which are pure unprocessed cocoa with nothing added. The nibs are not sweet but they don’t need it there is enough sugar in the fruit to complement the cacao. They are a little pricy but they both taste strong as well as give you a strong energizing boost so you never need to use much – one bag has lasted me for ages now.
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1 well-ripened banana
3 tablespoons of plain coconut yogurt
1 heaped teaspoon of açai powder
Cherries (or other berries)
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- Mash the banana with a fork and then mix in the yogurt and açai.
- Chop a handful of cherries by chopping around the stone as if you were cutting up an apple – last time I tried to slice the cherries in half and then remove the stones by hand which caused a lot of mess and the cherry juice stained so mind your clothes when you’re doing this.
- Sprinkle the cherries and cacao nibs on top with a smaller sprinkling of coconut chips to finish.