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Acai Berry Bowls: Easy and Healthy Breakfast Idea

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.

These Acai Berry Bowls are a delicious and nutritious treat. Packed with fresh flavor, they are a great snack or breakfast idea.

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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Ingredients Needed:

purple package of frozen acai berry packets for making açaí smoothie bowls sitting on a table with a gray striped cloth underneath
a white bowl filled with frozen blueberries beside another bowl with bananas and a packet of frozen acai berry pulp to make açaí berry bowls
  • 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: 

The Method

Place the frozen berries, frozen banana, and acai berry pulp in a blender and slowly add the ice water – pulsing it in short bursts.

Frozen ingredients for açaí berry bowls in a blender

Add just enough water so that the mixture is smooth but very thick.

acai berry smoothie in a bowl

Spoon the acai berry smoothie into individual serving bowls.

ingredients to assemble açaí berry bowls
Acai Berry Smoothie in small white bowl

Top with your favorite toppings in a “striped” pattern.

White bowls with acai berry smoothie inside topped with a stripe of granola down the center

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.

White bowls filled with acai berry smoothie and topped with strawberries, granola, mango, banana and blueberries

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.

Front view of açaí berry bowls topped with fresh fruit and granola

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.

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Acai Berry Bowls

These Acai Berry Bowls are a delicious and nutritious treat. Packed with fresh flavor, they are a great snack or breakfast idea.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: acai berry bowls
Servings: 4
Calories: 172kcal
Author: Rita Joy Harder

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Place frozen acai berry pulp, frozen berries, and frozen banana into a blender.
  • Add ice water a little at a time until it becomes thick & smooth.
  • Divide the smoothie into portion sized bowls.
  • Top with “stripes” of toppings such as granola, fresh sliced strawberries, mangos and bananas.

Nutrition

Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
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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.

What’s next?

If you want to find some more fresh & tasty recipes, you might want to check out these:

And for more breakfast ideas try these delicious Kenarry favorites:

Originally published August 2018. Updated August 2020.

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