Easy Acai Bowl Recipe

This easy Acai Bowl, is just 5 ingredients (plus toppings) and ready in minutes! It’s a healthy homemade spa-day treat that tastes as good as it looks.

Easy acai bowl in a white dish with a spoon.

You start by making a smoothie with the frozen fruit, a splash of juice, and yogurt. Then you pour it into your prettiest bowl and go crazy with ingredients. Toasted nuts, granola, coconut, cacao, micro greens, flower petals, the list goes on. This is your spa day, after all!

Recipe ingredients:

Labeled Ingredients for an easy acai bowl in various clear dishes.

Ingredient notes:

Acai (ah-sigh-EE): Açaí berries are the fruit of a tropical palm tree and are dark purple in color. In the United States it is sold as frozen “smoothie packets” (that’s what you want for this recipe), freeze-dried, or as a powder. The flavor is a cross between a raspberry or blackberry and dark chocolate, without the sweetness.

Frozen acai broken into pieces in a clear bowl.

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. To start, add the apple juice, banana, frozen berries, yogurt, and frozen acai purée to the blender.
    Easy acai bowl ingredients in a blender before they have been blended up.
  2. Blend until everything is throughly smooth. Add another cup of yogurt if you want a larger portion (4 cups instead of 3 cups).
    Blended acai in a blender.
  3. Then divide the acai berry smoothie between the bowls and make it as lovely as you can with all your favorite toppings.

Recipe tips and variations:

  • Bigger servings: For 4 cups total (instead of 3), add a second cup of Greek yogurt. It won’t affect the flavor or consistency in a noticeable way.
  • Thicker: For a thicker smoothie, freeze ripe, peeled bananas ahead of time and use in place of the fresh banana. Also, use a thicker (Greek-style) yogurt.
  • Drink your greens: Add a handful of fresh spinach or kale to your blender. You won’t even know it’s there!
  • Sweeter: Add a couple dates, honey, or maple syrup to the blender for a sweeter bowl.
  • Vegan: Make it vegan with your favorite plant-based yogurt or silken tofu.
  • Toppings: Fresh fruit, especially berries. Toasted walnuts, almonds, or coconut. Granola, chopped dates, edible flowers, cacao nibs, or fresh mint.
  • For peak blender performance: Always put the liquids in the bottom of your blender. Next add soft foods, and finally, add frozen or hard foods and ice on top (if applicable).

Easy Acai bowl in a white bowl and a larger portion in a white serving bowl surrounded by raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries.

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Easy acai bowl in a white bowl with a spoon.

Easy Acai Bowl Recipe

This easy Acai Bowl, is just 5 ingredients (plus toppings) and ready in minutes! It's a healthy homemade spa-day treat that tastes as good as it looks.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 267kcal
Author: Meggan Hill

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 cup frozen berries
  • 1 (7 ounce) container plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 1/2 ounces (1 packet) frozen açaí berry puree broken into pieces
  • Assorted toppings such fresh fruit, nuts, seeds, shredded coconut, granola, etc.

Instructions

  • In a high-speed blender, add apple juice, banana, frozen berries, yogurt, and açaí puree. Blend until thoroughly combined and smooth.
  • Divide between 2 deep bowls (1 1/2 cups smoothie each). Arrange desired toppings over smoothie and serve.

Notes

  1. Bigger servings: For 4 cups total (instead of 3), add a second cup of Greek yogurt. It won't affect the flavor or consistency in a noticeable way.
  2. Thicker: For a thicker smoothie, freeze ripe, peeled bananas ahead of time and use in place of the fresh banana. Also, use a thicker (Greek-style) yogurt.
  3. Drink your greens: Add a handful of fresh spinach or kale to your blender. You won't even know it's there!
  4. Sweeter: Add a couple dates, honey, or maple syrup to the blender for a sweeter bowl.
  5. Vegan: Make it vegan with your favorite plant-based yogurt or silken tofu.
  6. Toppings: Fresh fruit, especially berries. Toasted walnuts, almonds, or coconut. Granola, chopped dates, edible flowers, cacao nibs, or fresh mint.
  7. For peak blender performance: Always put the liquids in the bottom of your blender. Next add soft foods, and finally, add frozen or hard foods and ice on top (if applicable).

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 386mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Jess

    Easy indeed- and tasty! Thanks! 5 stars

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