How to Make the Tastiest Acai Smoothie Bowl

11 min read
0
0
31

Do you want to start the day with a breakfast that looks like a dessert but has tons of nutrients and plant-based goodness? Do you like smoothies but miss the crush of cereal and the tang of fresh fruit?

Then you need to make your own acai smoothie bowl! Acai is a South American berry and a superfood that has so many health benefits. It blends into a puree that tastes amazing and leaves you feeling great.

But if you have only ever eaten acai smoothie bowls in cafes, you might not know how to make your own. This guide will show you the main acai smoothie bowl ingredients and some top recipes for you to try at home.

Ingredients of a DIY Acai Smoothie Bowl

There are many different ways to create an acai smoothie bowl, but most have the same core ingredients. To make a DIY acai smoothie bowl at home, you will need:

  • 100g of frozen pure acai puree
  • 60g of frozen berries
  • One banana
  • 50ml of milk or fruit juice
  • Acai bowl toppings

And that’s it! You blend the acai puree, berries, banana, milk or fruit juice, and yogurt as you would any smoothie. Blend with ice cubes if your fruit is not frozen. Adjust the amounts if you prefer a thicker smoothie.

You can use any berries, but the best are raspberries and blueberries. You can use any milk, but creamy, plant-based milk like oat milk is best.

If you like your acai bowls super creamy, then add natural yogurt too! Stay away from flavored yogurts, as they will overpower the other natural fruit and acai flavors. You could also be adventurous and add spinach, avocado, and other delicious and nutritional ingredients.

Acai Smoothie Bowl Toppings

You can have so much fun with your acai smoothie bowl toppings. Whatever you want to put on your acai bowl, you can. But here are some classic toppings you cannot go wrong with:

  • Sliced fresh fruit
  • Nut butter
  • Granola
  • Nuts and/or seeds
  • Toasted coconut flakes
  • Cacao nibs
  • Maple syrup 

Acai smoothie bowl calories tend to be around 250 to 350 calories per serving, depending on the toppings.

Finding the Best Acai Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Need some acai smoothie bowl recipe inspiration to help you discover your favorite? Here are some recipes to get you started.

Nutty for Acai Recipe

  • 100g of frozen pure acai puree
  • 60g of frozen blueberries
  • One banana
  • 50ml of almond milk
  • 1 tbsp of peanut butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • Toppings: granola, cacao nibs, coconut flakes, banana, and peanut butter

This acai smoothie bowl will taste more like a dessert than a nutritional breakfast.

Blend the acai puree, blueberries, banana, almond milk, peanut butter, and vanilla extract with ice cubes. Start with a little milk and add more to achieve the desired thickness.

Pour the acai smoothie into a breakfast bowl and add your toppings. For a beautiful-looking bowl, place sliced bananas down the center. Pour granola over one half and swirl peanut butter in the other half.

Cover the peanut butter side of the bowl with a sprinkling of coconut flakes and cacao nibs. And then eat your delicious acai smoothie bowl!

Berry Crazy Acai Recipe

  • 100g frozen pure acai puree
  • 60g of mixed berries (raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries)
  • One banana
  • 50ml of oat milk
  • 1 tbsp of almond butter
  • Toppings: mixed berries, chia seeds, and granola

This is a super sweet but super yum acai smoothie bowl recipe packed with antioxidants.

Blend the acai puree, berries, banana, oat milk, and almond butter with ice cubes. Add more milk as you blend to achieve the desired thickness.

Pour the acai smoothie into a breakfast bowl and add your toppings. Create three neat rows of raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries down the center. Cover both remaining sides of the smoothie in your favorite granola and sprinkle chia seeds across the whole bowl. 

And then serve your acai smoothie bowl!

Sweet Citrus Acai Recipe

  • 100g of frozen pure acai puree
  • 1/2 grapefruit
  • One banana
  • 2 tbsp of honey
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice
  • 50ml of orange juice
  • 50g of Greek yogurt
  • Toppings: mango chunks, coconut flakes, granola, and pomegranate seeds

If you love citrus fruit, then you will adore this acai bowl. If it’s too tangy for your taste buds, add some ginger and swap the grapefruit for an orange. 

Blend the acai puree, sliced grapefruit, banana, honey, lemon juice, orange juice, and yogurt with some ice cubes. Add more yogurt as you blend to achieve the desired thickness. Do not over-blend as the orange juice and yogurt may start to split.

Pour the acai smoothie into a breakfast bowl and add your toppings. Create a line of mango chunks in the center of the bowl and sprinkle granola, coconut flakes, and then pomegranate seeds over both sides. Bon appétit!

Peachy for Acai Recipe

  • 100g of frozen pure acai puree
  • 60g of frozen peaches
  • One passionfruit
  • One banana
  • 50ml of almond milk
  • 1 tsp of flax seeds
  • Toppings: half a passion fruit or peach slice, granola, coconut flakes, and chia seeds

Ready to test your taste buds with an out-there acai bowl recipe? You’ve come to the right place!

Blend the acai puree, sliced peaches, passionfruit, banana, almond milk, and flax seeds with a couple of ice cubes. Add more milk as you blend to achieve the desired thickness.

Pour the acai smoothie into a breakfast bowl and add your toppings. Start by placing a slice of peach or half a passionfruit into the smoothie. Around the piece of fresh fruit, sprinkle the granola, coconut flakes, and chia seeds. 

You can experiment with so many fruit and flavor combinations. If you want to continue creating unique acai bowls, use interesting fruits like dragon fruit, limes, and even avocados.

Start Your Day With the Best Acai Smoothie Bowl

There are so many ways you can make an acai smoothie bowl; you will never get bored of eating them for breakfast or as a post-workout pick-me-up. Start with the classic ingredients, nail the basics, and you will soon become an acai smoothie bowl master chef.

Want more awesome and healthy breakfast ideas? Browse our website for inspiration!

Load More Related Articles
Load More By Clare Louise
Load More In Featured