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Quick and Easy Açaí Smoothie Bowl

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Açaí smoothie bowl makes a great breakfast or snack. It’s quick, easy, and you can top them with your favorite toppings.

Açaí bowl

Açaí bowls are light, refreshing, and the perfect meal when you’re looking for something quick and easy to eat. I used to buy them at local shops, but they’re quite pricey. Making them at home is way more cost effective.

I buy the açaí packets of frozen açaí puree at Costco or Trader Joe’s and they’re already divided up into perfect portions.

What is Açaí?

Açaí is a berry that grows on the açaí palm tree and is about an inch long, reddish-purple fruit, and looks similar to a grape. They are native to Brazilian rainforests.

The shelf like of an açaí berry is so short which is why you never find them fresh in stores, but frozen instead.

Are Açaí berries healthy?

With only about 70 calories a cup, açaí is packed with plenty of vitamins and other nutrients. It is rich in antioxidants, having three times the amount found in blueberries.

Açaí berries are rich in fatty acids, especially oleic, palmitic, and linoleic acids.

Açaí bowl

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Ready in about 10 minutes
  • Perfect for breakfast or a snack
  • Light and refreshing

Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

  • Açaí frozen packets
  • Apple juice
  • Bananas
  • Frozen berries
  • Greek yogurt
  • Strawberries 
  • Honey
  • Granola

How to make this recipe

1 –  Break up the açaí from one packet and place the açaí pieces in the blender.

2 – Add the apple juice, frozen banana, frozen berries and yogurt in the blender and blend until smooth.

When you blend this with a liquid, such as juice or milk, it turns into the consistency of a smoothie. The goal is to get a thicker consistency so you can eat it with a spoon in a bowl. If the consistency is a little too thin you can add ice to thicken it up a bit.

The blended açaí can also be drank as a smoothie with a thick straw. They are equally as delicious and also a great option if you are taking it to go.

If you choose to eat your blended açaí as a bowl there are so many great toppings that you can add to make it even more awesome.

I like topping my bowl with sliced bananas and strawberries, then adding some granola and drizzling the top with honey.

Açaí bowl

What toppings are good on on açaí bowl?

There are endless possibilities for topping your smoothie bowl. Popular toppings include coconut flakes, almonds, cashews, cacao nibs, blueberries, raspberries, chia seeds, flax seeds, plus much more.

How do I store my açaí bowl?

Place in a sealed glass jar and place in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

Can I freeze my leftover açaí bowl?

Yes, place the leftover açaí in a freezer safe container. Remove from freezer about 2 1/2 hours before enjoying again.

Calories per serving (1 bowl): 323

Yield: 2 Servings

Quick and Easy Açaí Smoothie Bowl

Açaí bowl

Açaí smoothie bowl makes a great breakfast or snack. It's quick, easy, and you can top them with your favorite toppings.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 100 grams Açaí packet, frozen and broken into pieces
  • 6 oz apple juice
  • 1 small banana, frozen
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen berries
  • 5.3 oz Greek vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 small banana, sliced
  • 1/4 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp granola

Instructions

  1. Place the apple juice, frozen banana, frozen berries, yogurt, and açaí pieces in the blender.
  2. Blend until smooth. If consistency is too thin, add ice and blend until desired consistency.
  3. Divide the smoothie into two bowls.
  4. Arrange the banana slices, strawberry slices, granola, and honey over the smoothie bowl.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 323Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 55mgCarbohydrates: 68gFiber: 10gSugar: 47gProtein: 8g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Dannii

Friday 14th of February 2020

what a vibrant looking bowl. So many ways you can load it up too.

simplylowcal

Friday 14th of February 2020

Thanks, it's very versatile. :)

Alyssa

Friday 14th of February 2020

Thanks so much for making a lower calorie version of this! My girls and I love acai bowls, but there's always so much added sugar. This is even better than the one at our favorite smoothie place.

simplylowcal

Friday 14th of February 2020

Thank you, Alyssa. :)

Marie-Charlotte Chatelain

Friday 14th of February 2020

Love that you made this lower in sugar and calories! Oftentimes you order a smoothie bowl and it has as many calories as a big old bowl of granola! Genius! Also love the toppings

simplylowcal

Friday 14th of February 2020

Thanks so much! :)

Tawnie Kroll

Friday 14th of February 2020

Smoothie bowls are so refreshing, this bowl was so flavorful and satisfying. Thank you!

simplylowcal

Friday 14th of February 2020

Thanks, Tawnie. :)

Alison

Friday 14th of February 2020

This looks fantastic! Love the beautiful pink color which is bringing me feelings of spring on this cold February day!

simplylowcal

Friday 14th of February 2020

Thanks, Alison. :)

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