Vegan Banoffee With Acai

This was a total chancing of my arm recipe and it turned out amazing. Delicious and you don’t need a big portion as its very sweet, nurturing to the body, filling and nutritious 🙌👌🌿 

  

Along with cacao I road tested Acai – which is a berry that has caused many people to talk about in terms of its probable benefits. This supposed super berry is an inch-long, reddish-purple fruit and comes from the acai palm tree, which is native to Central and South America.

Some research shows that acai fruit pulp is even richer in antioxidants than cranberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, or blueberries. But it remains inconclusive. I think with all supposed ‘super foods’ these tales are mostly created for marketing purposes that idiots like me spend a fortune on buying it. To be honest it hasn’t any more health benefits than those berries mentioned above. They are all equally good for you! 

Like red wine, research shows that acai berries are extremely high in anthocyanins, a form of plant antioxidants connected with the ability to lower cholesterol levels in the blood stream. They are also rich in plant sterols that provide cardio-protective benefits to our cells. It does this by preventing blood clots, improving overall blood circulation, and relaxing the blood vessels… I’m gonna call it the Chill-berry!

And so, having heard the yarns – I added Acai powder which is very pricey at 10euro a small packet but as I have been hearing so much about it I had to try it out. 

I loved Bannoffee years back before being told I was coeliac and always dreamt of a day when I could eat it again! And today I achieved  the reunion 😊 

Recipe

For the Banoffee sticky part : 

1/2 of a ripe avocado 

2 medjool dates 

1/2 a banana 

Large table spoon of agave or maple syrup 

Cup of hazelnuts 

2 table spoons of cacao power and 1/2 tablespoon of Acai powder 

Mix in food processor and set aside 

Base:

I used pre made gluten free organic oatcake cookies  by Nairns – they are kinda cardboardy but the best of a bad bunch of gf alternatives. Crush about 3 of these to crumbs and then add some melted coconut butter. Until the mixture sets. 

 

Lastly slice the remainder of the banana 

And put the two bases in either one clear dish piling up or else like I did here in separate containers and mix and match as you go along! It’s delicious! 

  

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