Acai Bowl: How to Make an Easy, Homemade Acai Bowl

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Cambria Glosz

Cambria Glosz, MS, RD
Nutritional Reviewer

The sun is shining, the waves are crashing in the distance, and you’re digging into a bright acai bowl. Sounds pretty good right? Acai bowls have texture, flavor, and are oh-so refreshing.

But, they are also super expensive. 

Have you ever wanted to make a homemade acai bowl? You can make your own at home with a good blender and some pretty basic ingredients. It’s as simple as open, blend, top with your favorite toppings, and enjoy! 

To add to the simplicity, all ingredients are frozen so no chopping, peeling, or clean up! It doesn’t get much easier than that. 

These are great to grab and go (hello perfect beach day!) and can be customized to your liking. Prefer oat milk? Go for it. Want to add peaches? Sounds good. Unlike an expensive juice shop, the cost to make this your way is negligible. 

Acai bowls can be enjoyed year-round because of the frozen ingredients and make a pretty awesome breakfast. We hope you save some pennies and spoil your taste buds with this fun and simple acai bowl recipe.

acai bowl recipe

Acai Bowl

Level up your breakfast with a dessert-worthy dish: an acai bowl. Featuring only a few frozen fruits, some greek yogurt, and almond milk, you'll have a very tasty breakfast ready in minutes. Our recipe also adds a healthy 7g of protein to help you feel full and satisfied. But don't beholden to our preferences; change things up with your own favorite toppings, like peanut butter or coconut flakes.

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American

Servings 1 bowl
Calories 160 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  

  • ½ frozen banana
  • ¼ frozen berries
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ¼ cup greek yogurt
  • 100 grams frozen acai
  • Toppings: Fresh fruit, Granola, Coconut, and Seeds and nuts, etc.

Instructions

 

  • Add the milk and yogurt to a high-speed blender.
    add milk
  • Add frozen banana, berries, and acai.
    add frozen fruit
  • Blend until smooth, add additional milk if needed.
    blend until smooth
  • Pour into a bowl and top with your favorite toppings. We used fresh bananas, berries, coconut, granola, and coconut oil.
    pour into a bowl

Notes

  • Make sure all the fruit you add to the smoothie is frozen. This will help contribute to the thick consistency acai bowls are known for.
  • Acai bowls are better when eaten freshly blended. You can store it in the freezer for later use but it will not be as good as freshly blended.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowlCalories: 160kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 7gFat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 185mgPotassium: 314mgFiber: 2gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 167IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 234mgIron: 1mg

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Acai Bowl FAQs

What is an acai bowl made of?

An acai bowl is made of pureed fruits, primarily acai berries and other fruits like frozen blueberries, sliced bananas, and others.

Toppings typically include chia seeds, peanut butter, coconut flakes, and other nuts or seeds.

Are acai bowls actually healthy?

Acai bowls are as healthy as someone makes them.

As for acai berries, they’re nutrient-dense, containing about 70 calories, 5g of fat, and 2g of sugar in a 100-gram serving. They also are full of antioxidants and high in Vitamin A.

However, depending on the additional fruit and toppings, these bowls can often contain large amounts of sugar.

Sticking to protein-filled toppings like nuts, seeds, and nut butters not only will pair well with acai but also keep your bowl healthy.

Are acai bowls good for weight loss?

Unfortunately, there’s nothing magical about acai to make it particularly useful for weight loss.

However, if you replace a high-calorie breakfast with a small acai bowl, the calorie difference is a step in the right direction.



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