I have been lucky enough to get my hands on some frozen organic acai pulp from Nectar Fruits. Oh my goodness, I can’t believe that it has taken me so long to try this amazing berry.
Acai pronounced ah-sigh-eee, is similar to a cross between a grape and a blueberry, it is a beautiful deep purple colour and tastes delicious! The berry is harvested from tall palm trees that are found around the Amazon River in Brazil. The berry has a large seed so only 15% of the berry is edible. The berries have significant nutritional attributes but they perish quickly so the best way to have them if you are not located in the Amazon, is to buy the frozen berry pulp.
I have been having so much fun coming up with different recipes for Nectar Fruits, which is an Australian company that brings organic frozen acai pulp along with other exotic fruit pulp to Australia. They wholesale their frozen organic acai pulp to cafes and specialist supermarkets for acai bowls and smoothies. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook for some acai inspiration or check out the Nectar Fruits website if you want some of their awesome acai pulp.
This recipe is really easy to make and a delicious and healthy breakfast option. If you are not able to get your hands on acai pulp then you can replace the frozen acai with frozen blueberries.
- Acai Chia Pudding – bottom layer
- 100 grams Nectar Fruits acai pulp
- 1 cup coconut milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- ¼ cup coconut yoghurt – middle layer
- Acai Smoothie – top layer
- 200 grams Nectar Fruits Acai Pulp
- 1 banana, frozen
- 1 cup mixed berries, frozen
- 1 strawberry, sliced
- 2 tablespoons blueberries,
- 2 tablespoons toasted shaved coconut
- To make the acai chia pudding for the base, place in a blender the acai pulp, coconut milk, vanilla extract and honey.
- Whiz until smooth.
- Stir in the chia seeds and pour the mixture into two glasses or jars.
- Allow the chia pudding to set in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours (over night is perfect.)
- Once the chia is set, place the yoghurt evenly in each of the jars and set aside.
- Just before serving, make the acai smoothie layer by placing the 200 grams of acai pulp, banana and berries into the blender and whiz until smooth.
- Fill the jars up with the acai layer, decorate with the toppings and serve.