How to Make Acai Bowl

May 6, 2021

Easy and delicious Acai Bowl recipe for a healthy breakfast or snack! Get ready to taste the acai, banana and strawberry in every spoon.

Acai Bowl can blow your mind with its creamy texture and dense consistency. Get an energetic start to the day with this delicious recipe, which is both a healthy and practical snack. A bowl recipe made with acai puree, frozen banana and strawberries, served with fresh fruit, coconut and chia seeds!

Refresh with this practical recipe that you can personalize with your favorite ingredients. Try this healthy snack prepared for 5 minutes. If you can't find time to prepare breakfast in the morning, this recipe is for you! Bon Appetit.

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Taste Score: %93
Difficulty Easy
Servings 1 people
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 0 mins
Total 10 mins

Tips

  • Choose a high powered blender.
  • Use frozen fruit. In this way, you can get a denser and creamy texture.
  • Choose ripped and medium-sized bananas. Ripe bananas are sweeter. This way, you won't have to add extra sweeteners to the recipe.
  • Use at least two more fruits along with the banana in this recipe. In this way, you can prepare a more flavored and delicious bowl.
  • In the Acai bowl recipe, you can choose pineapple, peach or mango instead of blueberries.
  • You can use fruit juice or coconut water instead of milk. You can also choose lactose-free milk, oatmeal or almond flour as a milk.
  • If the bowl is too liquid, you can add frozen bananas.
  • If the bowl is too dense, you can increase the amount of liquid.
  • Do not over-mix the ingredients to get the creamy consistency of the Acai bowl. This can cause your recipe to become liquid.
  • Slice the fruits you will use as toppings before preparing the bowl. In this way, you can serve the smoothie immediately without losing its texture.
  • You can sweeten the recipe with agave syrup, honey, or maple syrup.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Add milk and yogurt to the smoothie blender. Then add the frozen acai packet, banana, blackberries, strawberries and blueberries. Mix all ingredients.
  2. Continue to blend acai mixture at lower speed until the consistency of the smoothie is smooth and thick.
  3. Put the smoothie in a bowl. Enjoy the acai bowl with coconut, granola and strawberry toppings.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Acai Bowl
Serves 1
Amount Per Serving
Calories369
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 5 mg1.7%
Sodium 58 mg2.5%
Potassium 755 mg16.1%
Protein 13.5 g27%
Total Fat 20.3 g26%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What Is An Acai?

Acai berry is a fruit that grows on acai palm trees native to the rainforest in South America. It is considered a "superfood" with its high antioxidant and nutrient content.

The shape of this fruit, which has a red-purple color, is similar to blueberry. It has a tropical, sweet and intense flavor. It has a short shelf life. Therefore it is available in frozen puree or powder form.

What Is Acai Bowl?

Acai smoothie bowl consists of a pureed or powdered acai berry, as well as a mix with banana, milk and various fruits. This thick and creamy bowl is made with frozen fruits.

Acai bowl is cold and refreshing. Usually in combination with acai puree or acai powder, banana is used as a base in these recipes. This recipe blended with fruits is served with ingredients such as banana, granola and coconut.

In addition to fruit smoothie varieties such as mango, blueberry, strawberry; there are recipes of acai bowls made with kale or spinach also.

How To Make Acai Bowl?

Acai bowl recipes can be made easily. Acai can be used in puree or powder form in these recipes.

  1. Use Frozen Fruit. Slice your fruit to freeze and put it in the fridge bag. Likewise, put berries in a sealed refrigerator bag. Then put it in the freezer and wait for the fruits to freeze completely. By making this frozen process beforehand, you can use the fruits directly when you want to make a bowl.
  2. Blend All Ingredients. Mix all the ingredients in a high speed mixer, starting with more fluid materials like milk and yogurt. Blend the ingredients at low speed until the consistency is smooth.
  3. Serve It. Transfer the creamy smoothie to a bowl. Top with chia seeds, almonds and fresh fruits. Then serve it.

How To Make Vegan Acai Bowl?

You can use almond milk, oat milk, as well as coconut milk, in this recipe. You can also choose apple juice, orange juice or coconut water instead of milk. Also, instead of yogurt, you can option for coconut yogurt, soy yogurt, or vegan yogurt that does not contain milk or dairy products. As a sweetener, you can choose maple syrup instead of honey. You should also make sure you get vegan granola.

How To Make Acai Bowl Recipe With Acai Powder?

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of acai powder
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup of frozen red fruit
  • ⅓ cup of coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

Directions:

  1. Blend the frozen fruit, milk and acai powder.
  2. Blend it until you get a smooth consistency.
  3. Transfer to a serving bowl. Place the ingredients you want on it.

Other Acai Bowl Recipes

Strawberry Acai Bowl Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 pack of frozen acai fruit puree
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ½ cup of frozen strawberries
  • ¼ cup of almond milk
  • ½ cup plain or strawberry yogurt

Directions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients with the help of a blender.
  2. Get a smooth consistency.
  3. Top with coconut slices, chia seeds and granola, then serve it.

Peanut Butter Acai Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of acai powder
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • ½ cup of frozen strawberries
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ½ cup of almond milk

Directions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients in the smoothie blender.
  2. Add dark chocolate, grated coconut, banana and serve it.

Tropical Smoothie Acai Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of frozen mango
  • 1 cup of frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup frozen banana
  • 100 grams of frozen unsweetened acai puree or 1 tablespoon of acai powder
  • ½ cup of coconut water

Directions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients in the blender at a lower speed.
  2. Transfer to serving bowls. Add granola, grated coconut, kiwi and serve.

Are Acai Bowls Healthy?

Acai bowls are rich in fiber, protein, antioxidants, and vitamins. These bowls with high nutritional value contain healthy fats.

Acai helps strengthen the immune system thanks to its antioxidants. It reduces the risk of heart disease. Thanks to its high fiber content, it allows you to stay full for a long time. It supports digestive health. When consumed with regular nutrition and exercise, it can contribute to weight loss. It helps balance cholesterol.

At the same time, the acai bowl can be high in sugar due to the fruit and milk it contains. Plain yogurt and nonfat milk can be preferred to make fruit-based acai bowls healthier. In addition, the sugar ratio can be balanced by not using extra sweeteners.

Granola also makes this snack sugary. You can cut down on calories and sugar by using your own homemade granola. Reducing the size of your smoothie bowl would also be a good choice.

How Many Calories Are In An Acai Bowl?

An average acai smoothie bowl is 200 calories. The calories of the Acai bowl recipe vary depending on the ingredients you add to it. In this way, you can adjust the amount of calories yourself in the recipes you will prepare.

What Are The Best Acai Bowl Toppings?

Ingredients such as fresh fruit, granola, chia seeds, coconut or peanut butter can be used for this acai bowl recipe.

The most preferred fresh fruits in this recipe are banana, strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, pineapple and mango.

Chia seeds, grated coconut, granola can also be preferred. Peanut butter is often used in making the recipe rather than for toppings. Ingredients such as chocolate chips, almonds and hazelnuts also make these bowls even more delicious.

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