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 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.
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!
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.
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
- Seasonal Fruit – Like Starfruit or Pineapple
- Edible Flowers
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ACAI BOWL RECIPE
- 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
- 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.