Drinks | January 4, 2019

Acai Smoothie Bowls

Are you looking for a delicious healthy boost? Something to cure your sweet tooth (with out eating any processed sugar), fill you up, and is power packed with tons of vitamins and minerals? Acai smoothie bowls are IT! We love them in our house. We love to pick them up on the go, or make them for our breakfast, afternoon snack whenever we feel like it. It’s a great way to get back on track for the new year!

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one bowl of acai with fresh fruit, berries and coconut

Are Acai bowls healthy?

Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) is the richest form of anti-oxidants, amino acids, vitamin c, A, B1, B2, B3 and E. Calcium, copper, magnesium and zinc. So YES! It is healthy. When you buy your own packets and make smoothie bowls at home you can control the sugar and ingredients. You are using all fruit and it’s all natural sugar and not process sugar so its better for your body.

one bowl of acai with fresh fruit, berries and coconut

How do I make an acai bowl at home?

Making acai bowls at home are incredibly easy! You need a blender and all your favorite fruits!

What goes in an acai bowl?

frozen and fresh fruit

My favorite flavor acai bowl combo is a Mango Madness Acai Bowl, I’m going to show you the perfect ingredients for it.

Step One: Add Liquid

First in your blender add your liquid, I used this 100% pineapple juice. This will help the blades turning with all the frozen fruit.

dole pineapple juice

Step Two: Add frozen fruit

Add your frozen fruit to the blender. I use a blend of peaches, strawberries, mango and pineapple.

frozen tid bits of fruit in blender

Step Three: Add Acai

You can add 1-4 packets for this recipe, if you are using the same acai as pictured. Otherwise follow the directions on your box.

frozen fruit and acai in blender

Step Four: Blend

Acai bowls are usually really thick, almost like an ice cream texture so try not to add too much liquid. But, do it as your blender can handle it!

one bowl of acai with fresh fruit, berries and coconut and bags of dole pictured

How do I make my acai bowl thicker?

Using frozen fruit and as little liquid as possible will help make your acai bowl to be thick, however, if you are like me, my blender cannot make it as thick as I love.  I will make it little bit ahead of time, transfer to an air tight container and freeze it! Scoop it out at any time and add your fresh fruit to the top!

acai being blended

What toppings do I use for an acai bowl?

I prefer to use the same toppings that went into the blender on top- but FRESH. So I used fresh mango, pineapple and strawberry. You can always throw on extra berries.

Granola, shredded coconut, honey or agave go with ANY fruit combination.

two bowl of acai with fresh fruit, berries and coconut

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5 from 2 votes
one bowl of acai with fresh fruit, berries and coconut
Acai Smoothie Bowls
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Sweet delicious fruity frozen acai bowl. Perfect all year long and full of vitamins, anticoxidant. So easy to make at home! 

Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: American
Keyword: acai bowl, breakfast smoothie
Servings: 6
Calories: 567 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 1-4 frozen packet of Sambazon Acai 100 g each packet
  • 14 oz frozen strawberry peaches and banana from Dole
  • 14 oz frozen mango and pineapple from Dole
  • 18-24oz 100% pineapple juice
Toppings
  • diced fresh mango
  • diced fresh pineapple
  • fresh berries sliced
  • shredded coconut
  • granola
  • honey or agave
Instructions
  1. In a blender add 12 oz of fresh juice. Add frozen fruit and acai. Blend. If blender gets stuck add additional fruit juice as needed. 

  2. You can drink from a cup as is, or serve in a bowl with beautiful fresh fruit as toppings

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

You can find frozen acai packets by the frozen fruit in most grocery stores, i found mine at Costco or target by the frozen fruit.

 

For thicker acai bowls add less juice, or freeze afterwards. 

Nutrition Facts
Acai Smoothie Bowls
Amount Per Serving (1 c)
Calories 567 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 182mg8%
Potassium 1297mg37%
Carbohydrates 91g30%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 63g70%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 780IU16%
Vitamin C 93.9mg114%
Calcium 572mg57%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 5 stars
    Try using other brands of acai since you prefer freshest. Sambazon acai is reprocessed in USA and uses the least fresh acai of major acai suppliers from the Brazilian Amazon. This is why you find so many other unnecessary additives in their products. Look for Product of Brazil on your acai puree packs, otherwise it is not fresh.