Sulston's Kitchen - Food for thought - No.4


Acai - Summer goodness

Acai - Summer goodness

The British summer is finally here so we can look forward to three months of beautiful long sunny days (well in between the summer showers!). What better way to re-fuel after training than a delicious bowl of acai whilst sitting in the sun?

Don’t get me wrong we have an abundance of beautiful fresh British ingredients such as broad beans, beetroot, runner beans, peas, peaches and strawberries but most of these will still be in season next month so check out my next blog for a great simple salad using some of these vegetables.

For now we have used some of the beautiful British strawberries in season to top the acai in this recipe.

The acai berry might not be well know outside the Brazillian JiuJitsu circles. The acai berry is an inch-long, reddish-purple fruit. It comes from the acai palm tree, which is native to Central and South America. Some studies show that acai fruit pulp is even richer in antioxidants than cranberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, or blueberries

Recipe

300g Sublime acai

1 Banana

100ml Coconut water

50g Granola

3 Strawberries

10g Cashews


Place the acai, banana and coconut water into a blender.

Blend to a smooth sorbet like consistency. Scoop into a bowl and top with the granola, strawberries and cashews.

Tip:

Make your own granola because the shop bought stuff is full of hidden sugars. If you are local to me in Tonbridge, Kent then pop into Sulston’s Kitchen and pick of some of our small batch granola!

Nutritional benefits

High in anti oxidants, low in sugar, rich in iron, calcium, fiber, and vitamin A

Alex Johnson

By Alex Johnson

My friends think of me as a mixed martial arts ninja and I don't disagree with them. I live in Essex (UK) with my wife and dog Kingston, who eats more protein than I do.

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