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Homemade Acai Bowl

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Homemade acai bowl: Super quick and simple to make. A refreshing, thick berry blend with deep purple hue and topped with endless possibilities makes this easy on the go nutrient dense meal a favorite in our household.

homemade acai bowl

I LOVE LOVE LOVE acai bowls. I don’t know who I can credit for the idea of this, but I would love to give them a big old hug and say thanks.

Acai bowls have taken the Hawaiian islands and many other places like a storm and I am guilty of jumping on the bandwagon of absolutely loving this delicious treat. On the go meal packed with vitamins and minerals and customizable to everyone’s liking. I’d say that’s the ultimate win.

If you like smoothies check out my recipe for energy boosting chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie.

What is acai?

Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) are deep purple berries that come from the acai palm native to South America.

Where can I find acai?

Fresh acai is hard to come by in the states, but there are many frozen blends that can be found at your local supermarkets or big box stores. I like to use Sambazon frozen acai blend superfruit packs.

acai blend pack

What is an acai bowl?

An acai bowl is a thicker acai smoothie enjoyed out of a bowl topped with your favorite goodies (often fruits, nuts, seeds, etc).

Are acai bowls healthy?

Acai smoothie bowls are loaded with antioxidants which help the immune system’s defense system, healthy omegas that help the brain and heart, and acai alone is low in natural sugar. Many of these smoothie bowls have lots of other added fruits which increase the total sugars. Luckily with homemade acai bowls you can control how much sugar is being added.

To make my favorite homemade acai bowl blend you will need:

  • Frozen acai puree
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Frozen strawberries
  • Frozen bananas
  • Apple juice

That makes the base for these homemade acai bowls

  • Vegan
  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free

What types of things can be used as toppings on these smoothie bowls?

I like to use strawberries, bananas, granola, honey, almonds, coconut shavings, chia seeds, cacao nibs.

And one of my favorites drizzled over the top: liliko’i butter.

If you are ever on Maui you have to check out my favorite acai bowls at Mo ‘Ono Hawai’i and Humbowl Wagon.

homemade acai bowl

How to store homemade acai bowls?

These are best eaten immediately, however you can pre mix the acai base and freeze in portions. Once ready for use place frozen mixture in the blender and blend until smooth.

How to make a homemade acai bowl?

To a blender add acai blend, blueberries, strawberries, banana, and apple juice. Blend until smooth and well combined.

Pour in to a bowl and add the toppings of your choice. Serve immediately.

homemade acai bowl

Homemade Acai Bowl

Yield: 1 smoothie bowl
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Homemade acai bowls are super quick and simple to make. A refreshing, thick berry blend with deep purple hue and topped with endless possibilities makes this easy on the go nutrient dense meal a favorite in our household.

Ingredients

  • 1 Sambazon Original Frozen Açaí Blend Superfruit Pack
  • 1/2 cup blueberries, frozen
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, frozen
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1/2 cup apple juice

Instructions

  1. To a blender add acai blend, blueberries, strawberries, banana, and apple juice. Blend until smooth and well combined.
  2. Pour in to a bowl and add the toppings of your choice. Serve immediately.

Notes

* Some of my favorite toppings are fresh fruit (strawberries, banana), granola, honey, chia seeds, honey, almonds, coconut shavings, cacao nibs.

* The nutition value for this recipe is based off the smoothie bowl itself excluding extra toppings. The nutrient value will vary depending on what toppings you top your smoothie bowl with.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 smoothie bowl
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 309Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 11gSugar: 38gProtein: 3g

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By on January 7th, 2020

About Relle

Aloha, my name is Relle and welcome to my little home on the internet where I like to share all my favorite Hawaiian recipes (and local ones too).

I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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2 thoughts on “Homemade Acai Bowl”

    • Aloha Eileen. I’ve never tried it. I suppose you could try. It would change the taste of the bowl for sure, but it could be yummy. If you try it let me know. Thanks.

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