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Easy Acai Bowl Recipe

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Acai bowls are so simple to whip up at home. Acaí berry purée or açaí powder will work for this recipe. This acai smoothie bowl is bursting with flavor. 

The toppings are endless, and it is a great breakfast or snack idea. Learn how to make your own acai bowl, and save money. 

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Acai is a superfood, loaded with nutrients to fuel your body. Whipping up this smoothie bowl takes minutes and you will enjoy the fruity flavor. 

Why I Recommend This Recipe… 

  • Affordable to make compared to buying a bowl
  • Customize with any of your favorite toppings 
  • Super easy to make 
  • Thick texture
  • One of the best recipes that compare to buying one
  • Blends up in minutes 

I love my acai bowl with granola, coconut, and berries. Feel free to top your bowl with all your favorite toppings.

Ingredients Needed

Here are the acai bowl ingredients needed for this acai bowl recipe. Feel free to alter the ingredients if needed. Juice, or plant-based ingredients can be used.

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  • Acai frozen purée or powder
  • Frozen banana
  • Frozen berries
  • Milk or non-dairy milk 
  • Yogurt
  • Toppings of choice 

Supplies Needed

High powered blender – for that rich thickness you know and love, you need a high power blender. If you don’t the texture will be a bit different than what you can buy at your favorite shop.

Therefore, a lower powered blender will still taste delicious just the thickness and texture will be altered. 

Food Processor as an alternative you can use a food processor in replace of a blender. 

Types of Acai for Smoothie Bowl

  • Frozen Acai packets – Depending on where you live you can buy frozen packets, that you can dump right in your blender. This is like frozen berries which helps for that thick texture.
  • Acai Powder – This is what I used as our store did not carry frozen. I added 2 tablespoons into my bowl for the delicious acai blend of flavor.

As you can see, you have options in terms of what acai you use for this recipe.

How to Make

Full directions and measurements for this recipe are in the printable recipe card below.

acia bowl steps on how to make

Step 1: First, start by adding all your ingredients into the blender. 

Step 2: Next, blend up until the mixture is a thick consistency that is fully blended. Then pour the fruit mixture into a bowl. 

Step 3: Finally, grab your favorite toppings to decorate the smoothie mixture. I did granola, shredded coconut, fruits, and chia seeds. 

Full directions on how to make the acai bowl are in the printable card below.

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Storage 

Personally, this Acai smoothie is best served fresh. Moreover, since you use frozen fruit you will find it melts and the texture will change if you let it sit. 

If you happen to not eat it all right away it can be stored in the fridge for around 24 hours. But just know it will have a different texture. 

Leave the toppings off, until you are ready to eat. 

Topping Ideas

  • Shredded Coconut
  • Granola
  • Fresh Berries or Frozen
  • Chia Seeds
  • Kiwi
  • Banana
  • Etc
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Expert Tips and Variations to Recipe

  • Make a vegan bowl by use milk and yogurt alternatives (plant-based) like almond milk and almond milk yogurt. 
  • You can control the thickness by how much liquid you mix in. 
  • Feel free to use apple juice in replace of milk. 
  • Using frozen fruit is key for the incredible thick texture you want. 
  • Serve immediately after making. 
  • This recipe makes one larger bowl or split to make two. I personally made two bowls. 
  • Toss in your favorite frozen fruit to change up the flavors! 

Recipe FAQs

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Easy Acai Bowl Recipe

Yield: 2-4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Acai bowls are so simple to whip up at home. Acai berry purée or Acai powder will work for this recipe. This Acai smoothie bowl is bursting with flavor. An at home acai bowl that is thick, creamy, and delicious.

Ingredients

Supplies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1-2 bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen berries (I did blueberry, strawberry, and blackberries)
  • 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons of Acai powder (or 1 frozen pack of acai puree)
  • Toppings of Choice

Instructions

  1. Add all your ingredients into your blender, and blend on high till nice and creamy.
  2. You do not have to use all the milk, feel free to adjust how much liquid you add to your acai bowl to adjust the thickness.
  3. Pour the acai bowl and then top with your favorite toppings of your choice.

Notes

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.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 125Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 43mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 4gSugar: 11gProtein: 6g

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.

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As a result, you can create a custom smoothie bowl that is bursting with flavor.

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