Looking for the perfect way to start the day? Well, look no further than this ultimate acai bowl! If you love fruit smoothies you’ll love this recipe! Packed full of acai, frozen berries, bananas, and topped with your choice of crunchy or fresh toppings.
Are you looking for a great way to start the day?
Well, this acai bowl recipe is just what you need!
Sweet delicious frozen fruit mixed with acai puree and non-dairy milk to create the PERFECT smoothie bowl.
I topped my acai bowl with freshly sliced bananas, strawberries, raspberries, and crunchy granola.
This smoothie bowl is cool and refreshing and the topping ideas are endless! Seriously, top with whatever you have on hand and whatever you love!
I was out of grape nuts when these photos were shot but if I had them on hand they would have made a great topper! That’s what I used on my Crunchy Yogurt Cantaloupe Breakfast Bowl.
Ingredients for an acai bowl
- Frozen acai – Frozen acai packet adds the classic acai flavor but you can use 3 tablespoons of acai powder if you prefer.
- Frozen bananas – Frozen banana thickens the acai bowls. Don’t skip it!
- Frozen mixed berries – You can use any kind of frozen fruit you like but I really like using a frozen berry mix. Some other great options are frozen mango, pineapple, peaches, or even cherries.
- Non-dairy milk – Milk helps thin the acai puree so it isn’t too thick. I used non-dairy coconut milk but you can use dairy milk or even fruit juice if you prefer!
- Toppings – So many great options! Everything from granola, flax or chia seeds, fresh fruit, nuts, or even a drizzle of honey.
The best fruit to use
There are so many options for a smoothie bowl but since this is acai-based we’re going to start off with using frozen acai puree.
You can find this at most grocery stores including places like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s.
As a thickener for my smoothie, I like using frozen bananas. Typically I use very ripe frozen bananas as that’s what I keep on hand in my freezer.
My other fruit of choice is a frozen berry mix! It’s such a tasty combo of frozen strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.
However, you can honestly use whatever fresh fruit you have on hand!
Using a high powered blender
The reason behind using a high-powered blender is that it will blend the smoothie until perfectly smooth.
That means no tiny seeds, stringy spinach, or tough fruit skins left in your smoothie bowl!
Frozen pureed acai or acai powder
If you can’t find frozen acai fruit puree you can usually order powdered acai powder online!
You’ll want to use 3 tablespoons per 100-gram pack of frozen acai puree.
Using dairy milk
For this recipe, I used non-dairy coconut milk. The same type you find in the refrigerated section of the grocery store.
However, if you’re not a fan of coconut milk you can use any other non-dairy milk of your choosing such as almond, cashew, oat, or even rice milk.
Using dairy milk is also a great option if that is all you have on hand. In fact, I really like using Fairlife milk in my smoothie because it contains more protein than typical dairy milk.
Storage and leftovers
Here is the thing about smoothie bowls – they don’t store well.
They start immediately melting so I don’t really recommend letting them sit around. I find it easier to simply make smaller batches throughout the week than a large batch to last the whole week.
More smoothie recipes
- Looking for a sweet and fruity green smoothie? Try my Tropical Green Smoothie Bowl.
- Craving a tart yet sweet breakfast? Try my Cranberry Smoothie Bowl.
- Want the taste of fall all year round? Try my Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl.
- Not a smoothie but still a great way to start breakfast! Try my Crunchy Yogurt Cantaloupe Breakfast Bowl.
For the Bowls
- 1 cup frozen berries
- ½ cup frozen banana slices
- 1 packet (100g) frozen acai
- 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
For the Toppings, all optional and to taste
- Chopped fruit - bananas, berries, mango, kiwi, pineapple, etc.
- Chia or flax seeds
- Add the frozen berries, frozen banana, frozen acai, and non-dairy milk to a high-powered blender.
- Start on low speed and gradually work up to high speed, scraping the sides of the blender as needed. The mixture should be thick!
- Blend until the mixture is completely smooth, about 45 seconds.
- Transfer the acai mixture to a bowl and top with your desired toppings.
- Enjoy immediately. Acai bowls do not store well as they will melt as they sit.
- Frozen acai packet adds the classic acai flavor but you can use 3 tablespoons of acai powder if you prefer.
- Milk helps thin the acai puree so it isn’t too thick. You can use dairy or non-dairy milk, or even orange juice if you prefer!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 742Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 88mgCarbohydrates: 125gFiber: 23gSugar: 79gProtein: 17g
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