I was super excited to receive my Sambazon Smoothie pack, as I’d wanted to try an Açai bowl for an absolute age. But being culinary challenged at the best of times (and a complete hazard the rest of the time) I hadn’t quite got round to it and to be honest I had no idea where to start with making one.
I loved that these were ready-made – anything that makes my life a little easier I’m all over it, a ready-made Açai bowl? Gimme.
How to make a Samazon Açai Bowl
Sambazon is an organic, fair trade and vegan product, priced at £4 for four sachets. These handy little sachets are stored in the freezer (two sachets per smoothie bowl). All you need to do to make one is:
1. Run the sachets under warm water for 10 secs
2. Pop into a blender
3. Add half a banana and a splash of juice or non-dairy milk
4. Add as many basic toppings as you can lay your hands on. Voila!
Not even I could mess that up, I did nearly have a blender/lid shaped catastrophe but we won’t go there today.
I used a whole banana because I wanted a thicker smoothie bowl and added a few blueberries into the mix. Now for the ‘basic’ bit, I topped my bowl with strawbs, blueberries, banana, granola, flaxseed, chia seeds which I just happened to have floating around in my kitchen (sent my fiancé shopping for).
The Taste Test
It looks pretty darn good if I do say so myself and tasted even better. I felt pretty smug with how it turned out and after a prosecco filled Saturday evening, my Sunday morning Acaj bowl helped me along the way to redeeming myself.
Açai berries have a mild nutty taste are sugar-free and packed full of antioxidants. Topped with granola and fruit they are super filling and I could see them working well with chocolate and coconut shavings too, there’s always next time.
If you’re thinking (as I did I initially) what’s the difference between this and just buying some frozen fruit from the supermarket? Well, wonder no more, as I’m about to tell you.
I’m trying to live a little more consciously at the moment and love buying from brands that have a meaning or mission behind the goods they provide. Not only are these Açai bowls filled with nutritional goodness but these guys are also helping stop deforestation.
All of the açai berries are hand harvested in a sustainable way and provide thousands of jobs to locals as well as preserving the rainforest. So by buying one of their products you’re effectively helping the rainforest… food that makes you feel good in more ways than one!
So would I buy these and make them again? Absolutely.
Totally foolproof to make (I mean, I managed it didn’t I) sustainable and yummy. What more could you want from a smoothie bowl? Also very reasonable at only £4 for two servings.
All in all, a berry enjoyable snack!
You can scoop (yes, scoop) your Sambazon Superfruit pack from Whole Foods Market or Ocado (RRP £4.00) the one I reviewed was the Sambazon orginal blend
*This review contains PR samples but all opinions are my own