A Healthy Acai Bowl Recipe

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This Acai bowl recipe is absolutely delicious, packed full of yummy fruit and nutrients (you can even sneak in a little spinach), and they taste amazing! This is a wonderful brunch recipe that is easy to make!

Four coconut acai bowls filled with toppings.

This Acai bowl recipe has become my favorite lunch during the week!

The Acai I use is frozen (I buy it at Whole Foods) and comes in individual packs, which have 12 grams of protein per serving! The best part about acai bowls is that they’re incredibly easy to make… sans the coconut bowl.

We had to embellish the presentation for Sugar and Charm of course.

Acai bowls in coconuts with sliced bananas, edible flowers and shredded coconut.

I’m not actually eating one out of a coconut every day! I keep all of my frozen fruit on hand and just toss the ingredients into a blender. Then I top it off with my favorite granola and whatever fresh fruit I have in the fridge that day.

What is an acai bowl made of?

They are made out of açaí palm fruit that is usually frozen, although you can get a powdered form as well. Acai comes from a species of palm trees. An açaí bowl is made with the power packed antioxidant fruit as well as a liquid, like juice, almond milk or even water and other fresh fruits too.

They’re different from smoothies since the consistency is a lot thicker and you don’t use regular milk or yogurt, so it doesn’t have that fluffy, smooth texture that a smoothie has.

Below is my go-to Acai bowl recipe, but you can add in different frozen fruit or extra powders to suit your own taste!

Holding an acai bowl in a coconut with shredded coconut, starfruit and an edible flower.

What is a substitute for acai?

If you don’t have açaí at home, you can use frozen blueberries! They are also packed with high antioxidants. Use a cup of frozen blueberries to substitute one frozen packet of açaí.

How do you make an acai bowl from scratch?

To make them from scratch you will need a powerful blender. Once you have the blender, you’ll add the base ingredients to the bowl.

Acai bowls can be harder to blend and tougher on blender because the consistency is thick. You want a thicker consistency so continue blending until smooth.

Once the base is done, add it to a bowl and top with delicious ingredients!

Are acai bowls healthy?

Generally, yes they are. Depending what else is added to the bowl they can be very healthy. They can also be high in sugar if you added too much fruit juice or extra sweeteners.

Here are 5 health benefits of açaí!

Sliced bananas, edible flowers, strawberries and granola on a marble table with an acai bowl.

Acai Bowl Toppings

Once you have the base of the bowl made, add the toppings! The toppings add texture and extra flavor to the bowl. Here are my favorite choices for toppings!

  • Sliced Bananas
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Sliced Strawberries
  • Granola
  • Peanutbutter
  • Seasonal Fruit – Like Starfruit or Pineapple
  • Edible Flowers
Acai bowl with flowers over the top.

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Bowls in cut coconuts with sliced bananas and edible flowers.

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ACAI BOWL RECIPE

This Acai bowl recipe is absolutely delicious, packed full of yummy fruit and nutrients (you can even sneak in a little spinach), and they taste amazing!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 430kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 4 ounces frozen acai
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk, or almond milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice

Instructions

  • Blend all of the ingredients in a blender, then pour into a bowl.
  • Top with granola, nuts, coconut shreds or fresh fruit. You can even drizzle a little honey over the top if you want extra sweetness.

Nutrition

Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 1139mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 341IU | Vitamin C: 158mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 5mg
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5 thoughts on “A Healthy Acai Bowl Recipe”

  1. Ummm, hello, beautiful food photography!
    That photo absolutely sung to me.

    The recipe sounds easy and delicious too. If I keep the granola out, this is Whole 30 approved! Loving it. Thanks for sharing.

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    • That’s awesome Bronnie! Thanks for letting me know about Whole 30! I had a bowl today too… they’re so good and good for you too!! Thanks for the sweet comment 🙂

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  2. Hi! Your acai bowls look beautiful and delicious! Just wondering….in the ingredients for your recipe you don’t list the frozen acai packets. Do you add a packet to the ingredients listed? Thanks for the clarification!

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