Apparently we should all now be eating acai berries to kick-start our day. The 'healthfast' is the latest trend, and no doubt one which is missed completely by those with a love of Pret's cheesy croissants or a bacon butty.
I do wonder if these fads for superfoods really impact on anyone outside of a few central London boroughs. It's great that there is such a health-food focus in the media, but at £5.50 for a small pot at Deliciously Ella's Mae Deli, it's certainly not within reach of many.
Nevertheless, there are now private breakfast clubs popping up all over London, so it seems that the humble breakfast (of course the most important meal of the day), is becoming a trend.
It will be interesting to see how the sales of Acai berries fare. When my sister, who is a busy mum of two in Stockport, offers Acai berries for breakfast when I next visit, I'll know it's really found its place on the menu.
Never mind avocado, there’s a new breakfast in town. It’s all about acai. Bowl food is hot, and for London’s clean-eating crew nothing — a spiralising convention included — could top these rainbow pots of goodness. Hailing from South America, acai berries are packed with antioxidants that help boost the immune system and make everything all glow-y. “They have a very high ORAC rating [a method of measuring a food’s antioxidant capacity],” says nutritional therapist Eve Kalinik. “A lot of my clients are time-poor so I recommend smoothie bowls as they’re full of nutrients yet take no time to make.”