Make your own creamy acai bowls at home! This acai bowl recipe is the best. You’ll need frozen fruit and acai packets, and fresh fruits, nuts or seeds for toppings. Acai bowls are easy, delicious and nutritious. Recipe yields 4 cups, enough for 2 large servings or 4 small.
1 1/2 cups frozen mango chunks
1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1 cup frozen banana chunks (freeze ripe bananas in 1/2″-thick slices)
Two packets (3.5 ounces or 100 grams each) frozen unsweetened açai berry purée
1 cup ice cold water, more if necessary
1 to 2 tablespoons lime juice, to taste
Recommended garnishes: coconut granola, shredded unsweetened coconut, chopped nuts, chia seeds, sliced fresh banana or kiwi or other tropical fruits
In a blender, combine the frozen mango, pineapple and banana. Run the açaí packets under warm water for about 10 seconds to let them thaw a bit, then cut them open and pour the açaí pulp into the blender.
Pour in the cold water, securely fasten the lid, and start blending on the lowest speed until you can gain traction, increasing to high speed as it becomes available. If necessary, pause the blender to scrape down the sides, and add 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup more water if it just won’t blend. (I used the tamper provided with my Vitamix and didn’t need to add any more liquid.)
Add 1 to 2 tablespoons lime juice, to taste, and blend briefly to combine. Pour the smoothie into bowls and top with garnishes of your choice. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Storage suggestions: If you’re planning on having leftover smoothie bowls, wait to top with fresh fruit or granola just before serving.
Recommended equipment: My Vitamix blender makes this smoothie ultra creamy (affiliate link).
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