Smoothie Bowl acai

Smoothie Bowl

A smoothie bowl is so stereotypical for a Yoga teacher, I thought twice about posting this! But the truth is, since eating Prana Rich, I have been creating these a few times a week. They look like works of art, and have been filling me with so much joy (and energy) I felt I had to share.

We had a few of these in California when we were last there. I dread to think what the calorie content was in the States, but we enjoyed them immensely & felt that sun drenched California vibe on the inside. At least when you make your own you can control the calorie content. And the colours – it really is like creating a masterpiece for your breakfast.

There are lots of different ways to make a Smoothie Bowl – I’m going to share the two I have been enjoying. When it comes to the toppings, you’re only limited by your imagination and food cupboard.

I have been buying frozen Acai from Ocado – it comes frozen in individual pouches. Our blender mashes through it frozen. Otherwise, you will have to defrost it in the fridge overnight.


Acai Bowl


1 sachet frozen acai

1 ripe banana

2 tbsp oats

1 tsp Agave or Maple Syrup

1 tsp flax seeds

1 dsp cacao nibs

Splash of plant based milk (not too much – you want the consistency to stay fairly thick)


Blitz all the ingredients together in a blender until it resembles a thick smoothie. Scrape into a bowl and cover with your toppings – see below for suggestions.


Pina Colada Bowl


1/2 medium mango

1 ripe banana

1 inch ring fresh pineapple (skin & hard centre removed)

2 tbsp oats

1 tsp Agave or Maple syrup

1 tsp Maca powder

1 dsp desiccated coconut

Splash of plant based milk

Blitz in a blender, scrape into a bowl and add your toppings.


Suggested Toppings:

Granola – I either make my own or use Lizi’s Low Sugar version

Fresh Fruit – blueberries, strawberries, passion fruit etc

Yogurt – a dollop of plant based yogurt adds to the creaminess

Sprinkles – I sprinkle Cranberry Powder (or Blackcurrant or Sea Buckthorn) from Arctic Berries (Ocado or Amazon). You could sprinkle Cacao powder, Matcha powder, or  Chlorella / Spirulina.

Nuts & Seeds – walnuts, cashew nuts, almonds, pumpkin or hemp seeds. Peanut butter works too. Chia seeds are great – if you’re organised, soak chia seeds overnight (1/4 cup chia seeds to 1 cup liquid). Try soaking them in a plant based milk with a tsp of vanilla essence, splash of maple syrup and a touch of turmeric, to create a semi-custard.