These Acai Berry Bowls are a delicious and nutritious treat. Packed with fresh flavor, they are a great snack or breakfast idea.
Hello, Kenarry Friends! What’s the weather like in your corner of the world? Over here at Harbour Breeze Home, it’s hot!
Today’s recipe is perfect for hot days. However, it’s also so yummy and full of nutrition that it’s great for any time of the year.
Acai Berry Bowls were introduced to me and my husband during our recent Summer vacation to Montana. My sister took us to a cute food truck that served them, and I was hooked at first bite!
I’ve since done some research and discovered that acai (pronounced ah-sigh-EE) berries are found in Central and South America. Research shows that they are richer in antioxidants than cranberries, blueberries, and strawberries.
Currently, they can only be purchased in frozen puree or powder form. Thus, the Acai Berry Bowl – built with an acai berry smoothie as its base – is a wildly popular way to introduce it to our diets.
How to Make Acai Berry Bowls – The Recipe
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- Frozen, unsweeted acai berry pulp (found in the frozen foods section of a health food store or Trader Joes).
- Frozen berries (I used blueberries)
- Frozen banana
- Ice water
- Toppings such as granola, banana, mango, and strawberries
Kitchen Tools and Supplies:
Place the frozen berries, frozen banana, and acai berry pulp in a blender and slowly add the ice water – pulsing it in short bursts.
Add just enough water so that the mixture is smooth but very thick.
Spoon the acai berry smoothie into individual serving bowls.
Top with your favorite toppings in a “striped” pattern.
This is the fun part! You can get creative and use the fresh fruit you have on hand. Granola makes a nice crunchy addition, too.
I used strawberries, mango, and bananas along with the granola for the toppings for these bowls. I also threw on a few extra frozen blueberries for a tangy crunch, too.
This recipe made 2 cups of smoothie mix. I portioned it into 4 small snack-sized bowls. If you’d like to eat this as a breakfast or meal option, however, just use larger bowls to accommodate more toppings.
Acai Berry Bowls
- 1 serving sized packet of unsweeted frozen acai berry pulp
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen berries such as blueberries
- 1/2 – 3/4 cup Ice Water
- toppings such as granola sliced fresh strawberries, mango, & banana
Other options for this recipe:
There can be many variations on this recipe based on personal tastes. Different toppings could include:
If you want even more filling flavour, the smoothie could be made with greek yogurt or almond milk. And, adding a little agave syrup or honey may be nice, too.
If you want to find some more fresh & tasty recipes, you might want to check out these:
- My Grandma’s Strawberry Pie
- This Salad that is perfect with Barbecued Burgers
- The ideal dessert for potlucks and picnics
And for more breakfast ideas try these delicious Kenarry favorites:
- Lemon Donuts Recipe: Easy Dessert or Breakfast Idea
- Baked Apple Pie Oatmeal Muffins Recipe
- Sausage and Cheese Egg Muffins
Originally published August 2018. Updated August 2020.