When thinking about acai recipes or when preparing them it is important to remember that the anthocyanins of acai berry are fragile and can change in nutritional value easily. Acai juice must not be cooked, but instead, served as an extra like on top of ice cream, or the integral part of something traditionally cold like smoothies.
Since the nutritional degradation occurs because of heat, you might wish to consider using pulp and not the juice, for the acai pulp is frozen. If you choose this option, keep the pulp in the freezer at 18ºC. Around one hour prior to use, take the frozen pulp out and then leave the pulp at room temperature for mild thawing. When the pulp does melt that juice is now visible, place it into either a cloth or plastic bag. Next, using a hammer, hit it to smash the bar. When having reduced the bar to bran, consider putting the acai bran into a blender. If you have a fabulous acai recipe, please feel free to submit your recipe in the comments section below this post or contact us with your recipe.
acai recipe – gluten free, vegan and contains no refined sugar
Recipe from Radish Boy
- 14 ounces Acai puree, thawed
- 2 medium bananas, sliced
- 10 medium strawberries, sliced
- 2 limes, juiced
- 1/4 cup agave syrup (or to taste)
Add the Acai puree, sliced bananas, sliced strawberries, lime juice, and agave syrup to your blender. Blend until smooth. Taste, and add more agave or lime juice as necessary.
If you have a sorbet or ice cream maker, follow the instructions on your machine.
Otherwise, pour the puree fruit into a baking pan and place in the freezer. Stir every 20 minutes until set.
Serve immediately, or transfer to a lidded container and store in the freezer.
Traditional Smoothie – Acai Recipes
- 7 Oz (200 grams) Acai juice
- ½ Cup Soy Milk or Juice
- Fruit (one banana, ½ half apple, or 1 cup of other fruit)
Directions: Blend all ingredients together. Top with granola, sliced fruit or whipped cream.
Variants: Add ½ cup yogurt or ½ cup ice. Also, frozen acai pulp may be used in place of the juice.
Energy Bowl – Acai Recipes
- 8 oz. Açaí puree
- 8 whole strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- 1/4 cup soy milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup granola
- 1/2 cup fresh berries or seasonal fruit
Directions: In a blender, puree açaí, strawberries, yogurt, soy milk, and vanilla for 1 minute, until smooth. Pour into a bowl and top with granola and fruit. Serve chilled.
Variants: Crumbled cookies may be exchanged for granola. Other fruit (such as bananas or mangoes) may be substituted in like amount for strawberries.
The Rio Bowl (Traditional Acai Recipe)
Directions: Slice two-thirds of a large banana into a blender, and then add 2 packs of Original Acai Blend and 3-4 oz of apple juice or plain soy milk. Blend thick and pour into a bowl. Top with organic granola and the remaining banana, sliced.
Açai Berry and Orange Smoothie
Add 100g Açai Berry Pulp, 150ml orange juice, 2 teaspoons of honey, and a half a banana.
Açai Berry and Tigela
Add 100g Açai Berry Pulp, 100ml orange juice, 2 teaspoons of honey, and half a banana.
Açai Berry and Apple Smoothie
Add 100g Açai Berry pulp, 100ml apple Juice, 2 teaspoons of honey, and half a banana.
Acai Berry and Blueberry
Add a handful of blueberries, 100g Acai Berry pulp, 100ml orange juice, and 2 tablespoons of yogurt.
Acai Berry and Mango
Add 50g Acai Berry pulp, 50g mango, 150g apple juice, and 2 strawberries.
Acai Berry and Mango Bowl
Add 100g Acai Berry Pulp, 100g mango, 150ml apple juice, 1/2 banana, and dollop of honey.
Acai Mixed Berry Smoothie
Add 100g Acai Berry pulp, 150ml apple juice, 2 strawberries, 5 raspberries, and 5 blueberries.
Acai Berry and Yogurt Smoothie
Add 100g Acai Berry pulp, 100ml natural yogurt, 1 small Banana, 50ml water, and dollop of honey.
Acai Berry Bowl w/ Orange
Add 200g Acai Fruit Pulp, 100 ml orange juice, 2 spoons of honey, and 2 slices of banana.
Acai Berry and Tigela w/ Berries and Apples
Add 200g Acai Fruit Pulp, 200ml apple juice, 2 Strawberries, and a handful of raspberries.
Acai Berry, Pomegranate and Blueberry
Add 100g Acai Fruit Pulp, 150ml pomegranate juice, and a handful of blueberries.
Acai Berry Bread
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon Baking powder
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
- 1 Egg
- 1/8 cup shortening
- 3/4 cup orange juice
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 cup of açaí berry juice
- 1 cup chopped nuts – almonds or pecans will work!
Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. In blender, combine egg, shortening, orange juice, and sugar. Add açaí berry juice & nuts and chop briefly. Empty into flour mixture. Mix by hand until moistened. Bake in a greased 9×5 pan at 350F for 50 to 60 minutes.
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