This simple Acai Bowl recipe only uses three ingredients! It’s easy to make and absolutely delicious. You can customize your acai bowl by loading it up with your favorite toppings.
Are you on the acai bowl bandwagon? I’ve been acai bowl obsessed for a loooong time now – they’ve been a favorite of mine since I first discovered the Sambazon acai bowl cafe in Cardiff way back in high school. Now, you can find them all over in San Diego, but there were still no places near me to get them in Washington, so they became a treat I only got when I was visiting home.
When I went to Kauai last month, my sister had already scouted out a favorite acai bowl place by the time I had gotten there. I must say, she chose well – they were so delicious! Fruity, tropical, and fresh acai bowls are everywhere in Hawaii and you can find roadside stands offering an assortment of smoothies, fresh produce, and the smoothie bowls pretty much everywhere.
When I got back to Seattle, I looked to see if any acai bowl places had emerged — lo and behold, one had opened on my street a few months back. Needless to say, Fit Bar has fulfilled all of my acai needs these past months…but they’ve also been getting a lot of my $$$!
So, I decided it was time to take matters into my own hands and make my acai bowls at home. The bonus of making them at home? That means that they’re fully customizable, with all the fruits, superfood additions, and toppings that I want. I can’t believe I waited so long to develop an acai bowl recipe – especially considering how easy they are! It took maybe three minutes and only used three ingredients.
How to make easy Acai Bowls at home
You’ll have to scout out some frozen unsweetened acai blend packets. Mine came in 100g packets, which is the perfect amount to make one bowl. I’ve been able to find them at pretty much all grocery stores these days. I like the brand Sambazon, and Trader Joe’s also has their own unsweetened acai.
Make sure to get unsweetened! I found the sweetened acai packets to be far too sweet for my tastes. The added sugar is so not necessary.
A frozen banana adds natural sweetness and makes the mixture super creamy. Finally, your milk or yogurt of choice makes the mixture super creamy. I love using non-dairy milk to help it blend up, and coconut water and juices also work.
To make it, simply add the three ingredients to a blender and blend away until you have a thick and creamy acai blend! Pour it into a bowl, top with any and all the toppings you want, and enjoy!
I love topping my bowl with berries, granola, and flaked coconut, and a thick drizzle of peanut butter or almond butter is usually a welcome addition as well! :) This acai bowl recipe is a breakfast treat is guilt-free but will definitely leave you feeling refreshed and satisfied. Enjoy!
Here’s are some of my favorite twists on this simple acai bowl:Print
- 1 (100g) packet unsweetened frozen acai berry blend, I like the unsweetened version from Sambazon. Trader Joe’s also carries unsweetened acai.
- 1 banana, frozen
- ¼ cup non-dairy milk or yogurt
- Fresh berries/coconut/granola, to top
- In a high-powered blender, combine the acai berry packet, frozen banana, and ¼ cup dairy-free milk of choice. Blend until completely smooth, adding more dairy-free milk if necessary until your smoothie will blend smoothly. I recommend using the tamper, if your blender has one, to help the mixture blend smoothly.
- Pour into a bowl and top with your favorite toppings.
- Enjoy immediately!
Some other topping ideas include: nut or seed butters, chocolate chips, cacao nibs, honey, agave syrup, fresh fruit, hemp seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds
- Category: Breakfast