Acai Bowl Recipe

This Acai Bowl Recipe is a luscious blend of frozen acai puree, fruit and healthy toppings.  It’s rich with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and it comes together in a pinch.

This Acai Bowl Recipe is a luscious blend of frozen acai puree, fruit and healthy toppings that's rich with antioxidants, fiber and contain 19 amino acids

These healthy homemade acai berry bowls are 100% vegan, totally habit-forming,  and super easy to make!  

This Acai Bowl Recipe is a luscious blend of frozen acai puree, fruit and healthy toppings that's rich with antioxidants, fiber and contain 19 amino acids

WHAT’S AN ACAI BOWL

An acai bowl is a thick luscious blend of  frozen acai puree, fresh (fresh or frozen) and vegan milk (nut milk, coconut milk, oat milk, etc) or fruit juice.  The consistency is thicker than a smoothie, it’s served in a bowl, eaten with a spoon, and the best part is it’s garnished with fresh seasonal fruit, nuts, seeds, granola, shredded coconut, whatever you like.  Acai bowls are typically served for breakfast, but they make a great afternoon snack and they’re decadent enough to serve for dessert.  

ARE ACAI BOWLS HEALTHY

Yes!  Acai bowls are rich with vitamins, minerals, powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.   There are some studies that suggest that acai fruit contains more antioxidants than blueberries, cranberries, strawberries and raspberries.  

WHAT’S ACAI

Acai berries are often touted as a superfood.  They come from the acai palm tree native to Brazil.  

ACAI BOWL INGREDIENTS

  • Frozen acai puree
  • Banana (fresh or frozen – frozen banana is best)
  • Frozen mixed berries
  • Unsweetened vegan milk or juice (apple, orange or cranberry)
  • Granola for garnish
  • Nuts for garnish
  • Fresh fruit for garnish

HOW TO MAKE ACAI BOWL

When making acai bowl you want the consistency to be thick enough to be eaten with a spoon, but not so thick that it doesn’t easily blend.  Acai bowls are blended like a smoothie, then scooped into a bowl and generously garnished with fresh fruit, some nuts and seeds, shredded coconut, etc.

  1. Add sliced frozen bananas, frozen berries, frozen acai packet to blender and blend to break up the acai. 
  2. While motor is running pour in the vegan milk or juice.
  3. Scoop mixture into a bow and garnish with fruit, nuts, granola, etc.

ACAI BOWL TOPPINGS

  • Fresh berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries)
  • Slices of fruit (banana, peaches, mango, papaya)
  • Nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews)
  • Seeds (help, chia, flax)
  • Granola
  • Shredded coconut

ACAI BENEFITS

Acai berries are  rich with antioxidants similar to blueberries, blackberries, cranberries, raspberries and strawberries.  They’re also a good source of omega fatty acids,  high in fiber and they contain 19 amino acids.  (1)

  • Brain:  Acai is rich with anthocyanin, a powerful antioxidant that may help lower oxidative stress and inflammation which may improve memory and blood flow to the brain. 
  • Heart: Regular consumption of the powerful antioxidant anthocyanin helps support heart health, increase HDL (good cholesterol), decrease LDL (bad cholesterol) which helps to reduce the risk of heart disease. 

Frozen pureed acai can be purchased at your local health food store in the freezer section next to frozen fruit.  You can also purchase freeze dried acai powder at your local health food store.  I personally like the frozen acai best, but acai powder is a convenient alternative.

HEALTHY SMOOTHIE RECIPES

This Acai Bowl Recipe is a luscious blend of frozen acai puree, fruit and healthy toppings that's rich with antioxidants, fiber and contain 19 amino acids
Yield: 2 servings

Acai Bowl Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup banana (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 2 frozen acai packets
  • 3/4 cup vegan milk, unsweetened

Garnish

  • 1/2 cup granola, nuts, seeds, shredded coconut (1/4 cup each bowl)
  • 1/2 cup fresh fruit such as banana and mixed berries (1/4 cup each bowl)

Instructions

    1. Add sliced bananas, berries, frozen acai packet to blender and blend to break up the acai. 
    2. While motor is running pour in the vegan milk.
    3. Scoop mixture into a bow and garnish with fruit, nuts, granola, etc.

Notes

ACAI BOWL TOPPINGS

  • Fresh berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries)
  • Slices of fruit (banana, peaches, mango, papaya)
  • Nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews)
  • Seeds (help, chia, flax)
  • Granola
  • Shredded coconut

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