An easy but surprising twist to our (not so) basic açaí bowl recipe, this will make you wonder why did we not think of adding ginger to açaí before?
Açaí health benefits
Though açaí can be consumed in several ways - smoothies, juices, it is even consumed as a side dish with fish in the Amazon - we prefer açaí bowls as they are the perfect breakfast or post exercise meal.
Açaí plays an important part as it increases stamina and helps in the recovery afterwards. Furthermore, it is vegan and gluten free.
Ginger health benefits
A staple of teas when the weather gets cold, ginger is known for halting the growth of harmful bacteria like E.coli and shigella, as well as keeping viruses at bay. Another thing ginger is known for is its anti-inflammatory effects, which means it reduces swelling.
Less known is the fact that ginger actually helps reducing “bad” or LDL cholesterol levels. In a recent study, taking 5 grams of ginger a day for 3 months lowered people’s LDL cholesterol an average of 30 points.
And for those that practice sports, its consumption can have an interesting benefit - in some studies, people with muscle aches from exercise who took ginger had less pain the next day than those who didn’t.
Açaí ginger bowl Ingredients
It uses very few ingredients, and it is important to notice - by following this recipe your açaí ginger bowl bowl will be vegan, gluten free and sugar free.
For one bowl:
- 2x (100g) pack tropix Açaí
- 1 banana
- 1½ tablespoon grated ginger
- 1 tablespoon oats
- 25-50ml water
- cashews, brazil nuts or hazelnuts
- blueberries, strawberries or raspberries
- banana in slices
- kiwi in slices
- coconut rasps
How to prepare the Açaí ginger bowl
Blend the Açaí packs with the banana, ginger and oats until smooth, adding water as you go until you get the desired consistency. If finding it still too thick, add a little bit of water and blend until reaching the desired consistency. Add the desired toppings, and enjoy.