- Dish type
- Smoothie bowl
This is my favourite açaí bowl recipe, which uses very few ingredients. Acai bowls make a great breakfast, giving you two of your five a day.
2 people made this
IngredientsMakes: 1 bowl
- 100 g frozen açaí pulp
- 1 large banana
- soya milk, as needed
- granola, for topping
MethodPrep:10min ›Ready in:10min
- Blend the açaí pulp with 2/3 of the banana and enough soya milk to make the blender run. Start small (2 tablespoons) and add more as needed. Stop when it reaches a thick consistency, like frozen yoghurt.
- Pour it into a bowl and top with your favourite granola and the leftover banana in slices.
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by Elijah Wolff
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Love acai bowls but they are so expensive to buy so thought I'd try making it. I was able to get the acai purée at Whole Foods and followed recipe except that I added about 1 tsp of honey into the mix. Needed more than 2 Tbs of milk. I used about 3. Then topped with granola, banana, blueberries, strawberries and almond butter. Delicious!-24 Sep 2017
Acai Bowl (4 Delicious Recipes!)
Everything you need to know to make your own Acai Bowl from home! With four different recipe variations, products and ingredient suggestions (for the bowls AND the toppings), and all the best tips and tricks, this is your one-stop-shop Acai Bowl read. Skip telling Siri to find “acai bowl near me” and check out how easy (and how much cheaper) these bowls are to make from home!
Acai Berry Benefits
100 grams of frozen fruit pulp has:
- Calories: 70
- Fat: 5 grams
- Saturated fat: 1.5 grams
- Carbs: 4 grams
- Sugar: 2 grams
- Fiber 2 grams
- Vitamin A
Acai Berries and Cholesterol
Animal studies suggest that acai could help improve cholesterol levels by decreasing total and LDL cholesterol. I’ve had some Thyroid and Cholesterol issues, that’s why, I’ve been incorporating Acai powder into smoothies and smoothie bowls.
How long do fresh Acai berries last?
Fresh Acai berries have a short shelf life and aren’t available outside of where they are usually grown.
They are usually sold as a frozen fruit purée, pressed juice or dried powder. I usually use dried powder for my homemade Acai bowls.
How to eat Acai Berries?
If you have access to fresh Acai berries, you can remove the pits and mash them into a puree. Then consume the puree on its own, or add it to smoothies, juices, puddings or smoothie bowls.
Acai berry powder and frozen Acai berry puree can be also used in different recipes like this Acai Bowl Recipe, popsicles, frostings, tarts, chia puddings, shakes and cocktails.
What is an Acai Bowl?
Now that you know all about acai, what is an acai bowl?
Originating in Brazil, the acai bowl is made of frozen acai palm fruit that is pureed and served as a smoothie in a bowl or glass. In Brazil, acai bowls are typically topped with granola, banana, and guaraná syrup. Several other variations, however, can be found throughout the country, including acai bowls topped with tapioca balls and a saltier version that is topped with shrimp or dried fish.
With the explosion of social media, acai bowls have become a popular muse thanks to their bright color, blending varieties, and wide assortment of toppings.
Good morning everyone!
Today I have a super versatile recipe for you all. It contains less than five ingredients, and it can be customized in so many ways.
I just posted my pumpkin spice granola recipe a few days ago, and it was so tasty that I wanted to use it in a bunch of other recipes.
What goes perfect with fresh granola?
Thick, Cold Smoothie bowls. Yep – that cold, thick, and creamy texture of the smoothie bowl pairs perfectly with the crunch of the granola. If you haven’t tried the combo yet, you definitely should.
Today’s recipe is for the perfect açaí smoothie bowl. It is super healthy, quick, and makes a delicious breakfast or snack.
I whipped one up today for a post-run treat and it was incredible topped with my crunchy pumpkin spice granola.
Some other possible topping options include:
- Chia Seeds
- Dark Chocolate Chips
- Shredded Coconut Flakes
- Fresh Fruit (like banana slices, frozen cherries, blueberries, etc.)
- Nuts (like almonds, peanuts, or walnuts)
- Nut/Seed Butters (peanut butter, almond butter, sunflower butter, etc.)
- Pumpkin Seeds
As you can see, the possibilities for toppings truly are endless. You can build the bowl up with nuts and seeds to make it more filling, or keep the toppings more minimal for a light and quick snack.
Now, let’s take a look at the ingredients that make up this delicious açaí smoothie bowl recipe.
First, you have the açaí packet.
If this is difficult for you to find, I have a few tips. First, you want to look in the freezer section. That is the only place I have ever seen it. Second, check out Trader Joe’s. They usually have it stocked. I have also seen it at Walmart before, but not all Walmart stores carry it.
The açaí forms the base of this recipe, so it’s the main ingredient that you will need.
Next, you need a frozen banana.
I like to freeze my bananas in chunks. That way, it is easier to blend them up in the food processor. The banana adds a lot of sweetness, thickness, and creaminess to this smoothie bowl.
Make sure your banana is ripe when you freeze it so that your bowl is nice and sweet. The riper your banana is, the more sweetness it will have. That’s why we use overripe bananas in banana bread.
After that, you want some granola.
The granola is a nice and crunchy topping for this tasty smoothie bowl. You can use whichever one you would like. I used my homemade pumpkin spice granola and it was absolutely perfect.
Finally, you will want some nut butter.
The nut butter adds protein and fat to this smoothie bowl to help keep you satisfied. I used creamy almond butter, and it’s one of my favorite nut butters for smoothie bowls.
Tropical Acai Bowl
Are you craving sunshine and warm days like I am? Let’s divert our eyes from the cloudy weather and focus on these vibrant, refreshing açaí bowls instead. They’re like a tropical vacation in a bowl, minus the jet lag and sand in your pants. You can enjoy them in the morning before work!
I’ve been curious about açaí bowls for a while now, after seeing them pop up on my friends’ vacation feeds from trips to Southern California and Hawaii. Like always, I researched acai bowls to the end of the internet and played with my own acai bowl recipe until it was just right.
Since acai grows in the Amazon, it seemed natural to blend acai with tropical fruits. These smoothie bowls are simply and naturally sweetened with frozen banana, mango and pineapple. If you’ve been looking for a fun way to eat more fruit, this is it.
These vegan acai smoothie bowls are cold, creamy and almost sorbet-like in texture. In fact, the smoothie portion is so delightful that you could serve it as a light after-dinner treat. Or, load it up with crunchy granola, nuts or seeds, and fresh fruit, and you’ll have a nutritious and satisfying breakfast.
Bonus? Unlike most smoothies, this one keeps well in the refrigerator for several days.
What the heck is acai?
First of all, here’s how to pronounce acai. Secondly, acai fruit grows on acai palm trees, mostly in Brazil, along the Amazon river. The fruit looks like deeply purple (nearly black) blueberries, about the size of grapes. You can see them here.
Acai “berries,” as they are called, are actually stone fruit like mangoes. Most of the inside is taken up by the hard seed, with a thin layer of edible fruit around it. The berries don’t travel well, so the fruit is mashed and frozen.
Acai consumption was mostly limited to the Amazon region until the 1970s, when it spread to northern Brazilian cities. It became popular as an energy food in the jujitsu and volleyball circles, and by the 1990s, acai bowls (açaí na tigela) and acai bars were all over Brazil. Learn more here.
What does acai taste like?
Acai is one of few fruits that are naturally sugar free, which means that it doesn’t taste like a regular fruit. In fact, I don’t think you’d want to eat it on its own.
Acai tastes very earthy and sort of tannic to me, almost like a blackberry that’s not very sweet. Sambazon describes the taste as, “a little like exotic mixed berry meets a hint of cacao.”
To balance the acai flavor, I blended acai packets with frozen banana, pineapple and mango. Those frozen fruits make this smoothie delightfully creamy and sweet (although not overtly sweet). No additional sweetener or dairy products required!
Why would I want to eat acai?
Acai berries contain lots of antioxidants, as well as other nutrients, fiber and healthy monounsaturated fats (including omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9). The Mayo Clinic says that acai berries may have more antioxidants than cranberries, blueberries and strawberries.
I tend to be skeptical of “superfoods” that come from far-away places, since many inexpensive grocery store items are rockstars already—such as cabbage, broccoli, wild blueberries and beans. So please don’t feel like you “need” to eat acai to be healthy. These smoothie bowls are just a fun way to explore an exotic fruit.
Where can I buy acai?
You can buy acai pulp in single-serving packets in the frozen fruit section at health food stores and Trader Joe’s. Make sure to buy the unsweetened kind. Sambazon is one of the biggest brands and they have sustainable harvesting in place—especially important since we’re dealing with a product of the Amazon.
If you can’t find acai or don’t care to buy it, I have lots of other smoothie recipes for you. This green mango smoothie would be great in bowl form!
Toppings I used: Sweetened coconut, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, granola, chia seeds, and strawberries.
Feel free to add as much or as little as you would like in terms of toppings used.
Split the mixture into 2-4 bowls to lessen the amount you eat.
If you want a vegan acai bowl, use plant-based milk and yogurt.
This is best served fresh, as it will have a thick texture. As it melts down it will become more watery.
Frozen fruit is the best as it will make it ultra-thick, if you use fresh fruit it will not offer the same thick texture.
You can store the acai bowl leftover in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 days. Anything after I would toss it out.
I used a mix of fresh and frozen berries for topping my acai bowl.
You can add honey or maple syrup in the bowl for added sweetness if you would like.
Plain or vanilla yogurt is best. Plain yogurt allows for the acai flavor to stand out more.
This information is automatically calculated by third-party software, including but not limited to the Create or Bake Me Some Sugar. For accurate nutrition, I suggest running the ingredients in your own system to get a more accurate reading. Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.
As a result, you can create a custom smoothie bowl that is bursting with flavor.
Acai Smoothie Recipe
A 3 ingredient acai smoothie made with the right balance of juicy sweetness and lip-smacking citrus. A delicious blend of powerhouse fruit, perfect for an early morning jolt or an afternoon pick me up!
There is nothing more refreshing than blended fresh fruit to breathe new life into your day. Healthy smoothies are the perfect way to ward off the cold-weather blues and pack lots of vitamins and nutrients into your meal.
Your kids will love the flavor of bananas and strawberries as well as the acai juice in this delicious acai smoothie. Freeze some into popsicle molds during the summer or in ice cube trays for little wee ones. Once you have this base smoothie, feel free to add in whatever you’d like. Sprinkle with some hemp seeds, add some chia seeds, flax seeds, or maybe a scoop of protein powder, nut butter, or collagen. This acai berry smoothie is perfect as is, but it can definitely be customized to your liking.
AÇAÍ BERRY SMOOTHIE PACKS:
Açaí (ah-sigh-ee) berries are a superfood. In fact they have twice the antioxidants of blueberries and pomegranate and also contain healthy omega fats and fiber. I use organic, unsweetened Amazon Planet Açaí Purée. Açaí smoothie packs can be found in the frozen section at many grocery stores. To find Amazon Planet smoothie packs near you, click!
How to Make a Smoothie Bowl
Here are my tips to ensure you get a thick and creamy smoothie bowl:
- Don’t add too much liquid. Start with just a splash of almond milk and then add more, as needed to blend the smoothie.
- If you want to add protein powder or spinach, blend the protein powder and/or spinach with about ¼ of almond milk first. That will help ensure it blends smoothly.
- Be sure the fruit is frozen when blending so that you get a thick, spoonable consistency.