An Acai Bowl is a quick and delicious breakfast or snack!

Frozen acai is combined with banana, berries, juice, and yogurt for hearty bowl. Garnish with fruit and toppings to serve.

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What is an Acai Bowl?

The acai berry (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) is a fruit that comes from Brazil’s acai palm and makes a great smoothie base. It’s known as a superfood because it’s packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein. The flavor of acai is a bit earthy with a tart berry like flavor and some say a hint of chocolate.

Acai bowls are a type of smoothie bowl – in this version, I add banana, milk or juice, and a bit of yogurt. To serve these acai bowls, add fun toppings like nuts, granola, or sliced fresh fruit.

Ingredients for Acai Bowl

Ingredients for Homemade Acai Bowls

Acai – To get that deep purple color, use frozen acai puree (above left in the image) or acai powder (above right). You can find Acai packets in the freezer section of almost any grocery store. It’s often with the frozen fruit or with the organic or healthier items.

Liquid – I use apple juice most often, but any fruit juice or or any type milk like coconut milk or almond milk.

Yogurt – Use plain or flavored yogurt, any kind will work.

Fruit – I added banana for sweetness and berries for flavor, although almost any fruit tastes great in this bowl.

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How to Make an Acai Bowl

Make this homemade acai bowl recipe in minutes!

  1. Prepare the smoothie base in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Divide the acai mixture over bowls.
  3. Sprinkle nuts or seeds on top and drizzle on some honey or blue agave syrup, if desired.

Now for the fun part! You can top this acai bowl recipe with almost anything – create a DIY Acai Bowl Bar and put out small bowls of all of these incredible toppings!

Toppings

  • Berries: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries
  • Melon chunks: cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon
  • Nuts: walnuts, pecans, pistachios, nut butter (like almond butter)
  • Seeds: chia, hemp, flax, sunflower, pumpkin
  • Other: banana slices, granola, honey, coconut flakes, chopped dark chocolate
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Breakfast in a Bowl

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Easy Acai Bowl Recipe

This recipe is great for quick and healthy breakfast or afternoon snack!  Just prepare the smoothie base and top with your favorite ingredients.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 bowl

Equipment

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Ingredients  

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen berries
  • ¼ cup ice or extra frozen berries
  • 3 ½ ounces frozen acai packet or 2 tablespoons acai powder
  • ½ cup apple juice or milk, or as needed to blend
  • ½ cup vanilla yogurt optional

Instructions 

  • Break up the acai packet into chunks and put it in the blender.
  • Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth adding more liquid if needed.
  • Pour into a bowl and top with toppings. Serve immediately.

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Notes

Some blenders may require more milk or juice to blend smoothly or to be stirred. The liquid in this recipe can be substituted for any kind of dairy-free milk or any kind of juice.
For a creamier smoothie bowl, add extra vanilla or plain yogurt. For a dairy free version this can be made without yogurt.
Optional Toppings:  Sliced banana, fresh berries or fruit, granola, honey, maple syrup,  chia seeds, chopped nuts (almonds, macadamia nuts, pecans), flax seed, fruits such as mango/kiwi/pineapple.
Nutritional information does not include optional toppings.
5 from 13 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 404 | Carbohydrates: 89g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 900mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 66g | Vitamin A: 326IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 247mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
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  1. Thank you for this recipe . It’s the first I’ve tried Açai & love it!
    You have been my “Go To” for recipes the past 2yrs. Without fail I’ve not been disappointed & neither have my guest.5 stars

  2. Can you tell me what type of frozen berries you used? Also, did you not add ice? The blender ‘before’ pic looks like there is ice under the fruit… thanks!!

    1. I used a mixed blend of berries that had raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and strawberries. Sorry for the confusion with the ice, I do sometimes add ice or a few extra berries depending on what I have on hand.

      1. Thank you! I’ll be trying it soon – previous attempts hadn’t turned out too well but your recipe looks like it’ll definitely change that! I appreciate your reply and will definitely rate as soon as we try it!