Acaí Bowls

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Acaí Bowls are a great thing to learn how to make at home. Full of antioxidants, fiber and fruit, these acaí bowls are the perfect way to start your day. This Brazilian berry is full of good-for-you nutrients.

Acaí Bowls in coconuts with toppings.

Ingredients You’ll Need for Acaí Bowls

  1. Milk of choice – I used almond milk but feel free to use what you like.
  2. Acaí packs – You can find these in your frozen department at your grocery store.
  3. Fruit – We want lots of toppings so I say add more fun berries on top.
  4. Nuts – You can top it with nuts or granola for some added texture.

For the rest of the ingredients, please see the recipe index card below!

Acaí Bowls in coconuts with toppings.

Where does Acaí Come From?

Acaí is a berry that hails from Brazil. It’s about an inch-long and is a deep purple color. It derives from the acaí palm tree which is native to Central and South America, but most commonly found in Brazil.

What to top acaí bowls with:

Top these with everything your heart desires. I topped mine with a lot:

  • coconut
  • chia seeds
  • raspberries
  • figs
  • flowers
  • and bee pollen.

Honestly the more stuff, the better. The different textures and fruit make it so much more tasty than just plain ol’ acaí.

Raspberry as a topping.

How to Make Acaí Bowls at Home:

  1. First, Blend! The base of acaí bowls is really so easy, just blend a pack of acaí in a blender with either almond milk or coconut water to help smooth it out to the right consistency.
  2. Then, Scoop! After it’s been blended just scoop out the acaí into bowls or coconut halves.
  3. Top! Top the bowls with whatever your heart desires.

Recipe Tip

Thickness. You really want to add as minimal of milk/liquid as possible to get a nice thick texture. Using the blenders tapper really helps get the blade to mix up the acai packets without having to add too much liquid.

Acaí Bowls in coconuts with toppings.

Recipe FAQs

How do you open a coconut?

You don’t HAVE to eat these in coconuts. Of course, that’s what makes them so dang pretty. If you’re not that tropical and have never opened a coconut before, it’s super easy, just follow the directions in this video.

Where do you buy acaí?

You can find it at most grocery stores. The acaí packs that I really like are made by Sambazon, straight from the Brazilian amazon.

What texture of acaí is good for bowls?

The thing that made them really good was the texture of the acai. It shouldn’t be super soupy; it should be on the thicker side. Kind of like a wonderfully textured smoothie. You want it thiccck!

Coconut open on surface.

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Acaí Bowl Recipe

Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Acaí Bowls are a great thing to learn how to make at home. You'll save money and you get to customize the bowls exactly how you like them with all the toppings.

Ingredients 

Acaí Puree:

  • 3 coconuts, halved (see link above on how to open)
  • 1/4 cup coconut water from the coconuts OR 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 4 acaí packs
  • 2 bananas, peeled

Toppings:

  • Bee pollen
  • Granola
  • Pistachio seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Raspberries
  • Quartered figs
  • Sliced peaches
  • Edible flowers

Instructions 

  • To a blender (preferably a super high-powered one like a Vitamix or Ninja), add the coconut water or almond milk. Add the acaí and bananas. Pulse until smooth. You may need to stop the blender and scrap down the sides. If needed, add a splash or two of coconut water or almond milk.
  • Scoop (I used an ice cream scoop) the mixture into the coconut halves, if using. Top with a variety of fruit, toppings, nuts…whatever you’re into or have in the pantry.

Nutrition

Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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7 Comments

  1. Smoothie bars are a bit overpriced IMO, but sometimes I’m willing to make the investment if I really want to, or if I’m traveling! I went to a lot in NYC and it was great to drink smoothies again! However, this is so much better because I know what are in my smoothies and I can make as much or as little as I want!

  2. As a Swedish speaker I find the word Smorgasburg mildly offensive, but not enough to stop me from checking it out 🙂 these bowls making me hungry!! Such a fun idea that seems easy enough to toss together for fun friend times but has a serious holy crap factor.

  3. Yes, yes, YES!!! I can’t imagine it getting better than this coconut berry extravagance!