Have you ever tried recreating those crave-worthy acai bowls you order at your favorite smoothie joint? If you’re an acai aficionado like me and want to make the perfect acai bowls at home, then I have the best recipe for you. The best part is that you can make this bowl to satisfy your preferences. If you like it sweet, then use sweetened acai packs. Add your favorite plant-based protein if you want a filling and protein-packed meal. The options are endless! As an added bonus, making your acai bowl at home is a much more affordable way to satisfy that acai craving.
This acai bowl recipe is the perfect way to start your day. The acai berry comes from South America and is full of antioxidants and vitamins. The main ingredients for this homemade acai bowl are frozen acai packets, coconut water, banana, and frozen fruit! For our frozen fruit, we used frozen cherries and pineapple. Mango and strawberries are also excellent choices. If you don’t have frozen fruit, you can use fresh and add ice cubes. Any plant-based milk could be used to replace the coconut water. This recipe takes only a few minutes to make and is extremely versatile!
Now to the most crucial part, the toppings! They can take your bowl to the next level. The combinations are endless, so be creative and pick your favorites. A delicious combination we recommend is peanut butter, cacao nibs, granola, blueberries, and sliced banana. Are you feeling tropical? Try fresh pineapple, shredded coconut, and toasted cashews to make you feel like you’re sitting by the beach. We suggest topping your bowl with fresh fruit that is in season to make this recipe even more delicious and affordable. The toppings for our acai bowl recipe are:
Toasted coconut shavings
Last, a sprinkle of cinnamon
You don’t need to use all these toppings; feel free to switch them out or replace them. For example, add some almond butter! But, if you’re unsure of what to do, fresh banana and strawberries, coconut shavings, granola, and some cinnamon is a very delicious minimalistic combination!
To make this easy and delicious acai bowl recipe, there are only two simple steps, blend and assemble! Before blending, we recommend you prepare all of your toppings. Wash and cut fruit and grab your other toppings of choice. After that, you will put all the base ingredients into the blender, including acai, coconut water, banana, and additional frozen fruit. We suggest you let your frozen acai packs and fruit thaw slightly to make blending easier, especially if you don’t have a high-powered blender. Next, blend until a smooth consistency, and you’re done! Pour it into a bowl, put on your toppings, and get ready to be amazed!
Easy and Delicious Acai Bowl RecipeCourse: Breakfast, Lunch, SnackCuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
2 packs of frozen acai
1/4 cup of coconut water
1/2 overripe banana
1/2 cup frozen fruit
Assorted toppings (fresh fruit, granola, seeds, coconut, etc.)
- Slightly thaw out frozen acai pack and fruit.
- Combine all smoothie base ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour blended content into a bowl and top with your favorite toppings!
- Use your favorite plant-based milk instead of coconut water
- Add any plant-based protein to increase the protein content for a filling meal