Light, refreshing, and delicious! These Açaí Fruit Bowls are simple to make and taste SO good! This thick smoothie in a bowl is topped with crunchy granola, creamy banana, tart berries, shredded coconut and a generous drizzle of honey. Great for breakfast, lunch or an afternoon snack!
One tricky part about moving often, like the military calls us to do, is once we find our “go-to” places to eat, it’s time to pack up and move somewhere new! When I find a dish that I love from local spots, I try my best to recreate it at home so I can have a little taste of everywhere we have lived no matter where we are! This bowl is SO good and at the top of my “must recreate” list.
How do you pronounce Açaí? What is Açaí?
Açaí is pronounced Ah-Sigh-Ee. Açaí is a berry from the Açaí Palm Tree. These trees are found in South and Central America. The berry itself is round and looks like something between a red grape and a blueberry. These berries have risen to “superfood” status in the United States. They are full of antioxidants. You typically won’t find the berries on their own at the store, they are usually in a pureed, frozen form or powdered. Their increased popularity has made them easier to find in most grocery stores.
How do you make Açaí bowls thick?
Açaí smoothie bowls can use all different types of liquid to thin them out. Usually, if I am ordering one at a cafe or restaurant, I will ask for coconut water as the liquid. That is not something that I typically have on hand at the house, so I have found that regular water works great. A general rule of thumb- the less liquid you add, the thicker it will be. It is important that you do add some liquid, otherwise it will not blend as well. If you like your bowls a little thinner, just add more liquid!
Are Açaí bowls vegan?
It depends on how you make it! The Acai berry itself is a naturally vegan food. This recipe contains honey which vegans tend to stay away from and the brand of granola we are using is not vegan (due to honey as well), but you can leave the honey off and choose a vegan granola if you wish!
Ingredients for our Açaí Fruit Bowl
- Frozen Açaí- we love this brand
- Strawberries (frozen and fresh)
- Blueberries (frozen and fresh)
- Unsweetened Coconut
How to make our Açaí Fruit Bowl:
Using a cutting board, dice fresh strawberries and thinly slice 1/2 banana. Rinse and drain blueberries. Set aside.
In a blender, add açaí puree, 1/2 banana, frozen strawberries, and frozen blueberries.
Pour in 1/2 – 1 cup of water, depending on your desired thickness. Blend well.
In the Vitamix, I know I have blended properly when my mixture has formed 4 mounds. As soon as mine looks like this, I stop blending.
Pour mixture into bowl, leaving enough room for toppings. Add granola.
Next arrange fruit on top of granola however you wish! Feel free to get creative! The prettier it looks, the better it tastes 😉.
Sprinkle with coconut flakes and drizzle with honey. Eat immediately before it melts!
I hope you enjoy this delicious frozen breakfast treat! Try adding your favorites in the mixture or on top to create your own personal bowl! The options are infinite! Peanut butter is a big hit with a lot of people- let us know what secret ingredient you come up with!
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- 1 unsweetened frozen Açaí packet
- 1 Banana
- 6-8 frozen Strawberries
- 3-4 fresh Strawberries
- 1/4 cup frozen Blueberries
- 1/2 cup fresh Blueberries
- 1/2-1 cup water
- 1/2 cup Granola
- 2 TBS unsweetened shredded Coconut
- 2 TBS Honey
- Using a cutting board, dice fresh strawberries and thinly slice 1/2 banana.
- Rinse and drain blueberries.
- Set aside.
- In a blender, add açaí puree, remaining 1/2 banana, frozen strawberries, and frozen blueberries.
- Pour in 1/2 - 1 cup of water, depending on your desired thickness.
- Blend well.
- Pour mixture into bowl, leaving enough room for toppings.
- Add granola.
- Next arrange fruit on top of granola however you wish!
- Sprinkle with coconut flakes and drizzle with honey.
- Eat immediately before it melts!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 297Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 5.5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 78.9gFiber: 11.2gSugar: 46.7gProtein: 11.1g
(Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)