Start your day off right with this Mixed Berry Acai Bowl recipe filled with fruits, superfoods, and the best vitamins and minerals. Made in just 5 minutes for a quick, wholesome, and delicious breakfast.
Who’s tried an Acai Bowl recipe yet?
Up until recently, I was fairly inexperienced with acai berries. But they are everywhere and eventually became hard to ignore. Knowing acai has superfood powers (and you know I love my superfoods), I decided it was time to get a little bit familiar with this exotic berry. Over the past couple of weeks I have been enjoying a Mixed Berry Acai Bowl, replacing my typical breakfast of tofu scrambles or avocado toast, to start my day, and friends, I’m loving it.
And, better yet, I think you will too.
What are Acai Berries?
Acai berries are native to Central and South America. They are reddish-purple in color and have a complex blackberry/dark chocolate taste. They are considered a superfood because they are among the highest foods in antioxidants – higher than even blueberries – and are considered to have anti-aging and weight loss properties while being natural energy boosters. Acai berries are also rich in B vitamins, vitamins A, D, and E, protein, fiber, and necessary minerals, such as zinc and magnesium.
It’s no wonder that over the past decade they have become so wildly popular.
Where to buy Acai Berries?
Acai Berries can be bought in a couple different varieties. For a smoothie bowl look for acai either in its frozen purée or powder form.
Frozen Acai Purée Packs
In the freezer section of your grocery store, you can find purée packs. These are great for smoothies because you can use them in place of frozen fruit. It will naturally thicken and chill your smoothie providing rich creaminess.
Powdered Acai Berries.
While both types of acai have their benefits, I prefer powdered Acai because it is more potent and richer in fiber, calcium, and iron. It’s also more versatile and shelf stable (meaning easier to store if you, like me, have limited freezer space). Additionally, a little powder goes a long way. So while it might seem expensive, an 8-ounce bag has over 75 servings!
How to make an acai bowl
Acai bowls are super simple to make! Like any smoothie bowl, the acai smoothie is a thick, ice cream-like (think soft serve) smoothie that can be eaten with a spoon.
To make an acai bowl, blend the ingredients together in a blender until you have a thick, creamy consistency. Pour your acai smoothie it into a bowl, top it with your favorite toppings, and enjoy it with a spoon!
Ingredients for an acai bowl
Fruits and vegetables
Just like with smoothies, you can add a variety of fruits and greens to your acai base. A few of my favorite ingredients are:
- Coconut Water
If you are using the frozen acai purée, the other fruit does not have to be frozen. When using acai powder, you’ll want to add either frozen banana or berries (or both) to give you that thick creamy consistency of a smoothie bowl
You can also add a variety of superfoods for a healthy boost. A few of my favorite superfoods to add are:
These all have incredible benefits for your mood, energy, heart, and overall health.
Acai bowls are then topped with all the goods. I’m talking:
To name a few. With endless variations, you can experiment with a different acai bowl every day for a fully satisfying breakfast that is packed with some of the best superfoods available.
Are you ready to try an acai bowl recipe yourself? Let’s give it a go!
Start your day off right with this Mixed Berry Acai Bowl filled with fruits, superfoods, and the best vitamins and minerals. Made in just 5 minutes for a quick, wholesome, and delicious breakfast.
Keyword: Acai Bowl Recipe
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 581 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn