A simple search for #acaibowl on Instagram or Pinterest will produce millions of variations for this trendy breakfast bowl. But is it really as easy as a blend, top, bowl, and go?
We are dishing out the tea on this gorgeous Amazonian fruit that isn’t just a photo opportunity, but also checks all the boxes when it comes to the nutrition you need to start your day.
With deep purple tones and toppings versatility, acai bowls come out on top in a world full of health food trends. For this very reason, we are going to share with you our 6 favorite ways to make an acai bowl:
1. Fruit on Fruit on Fruit
Bananas and acai are best friends. Seriously, you can’t go wrong when blending bananas into your morning acai smoothie bowl.
Our favorite way is to freeze our pre-sliced bananas ahead of time and blend them with acai and a little almond milk to smooth it out.
Simply top with granola
2. Chocolate Berry Bash
What goes better together than chocolate and strawberries? Well, chocolate, strawberries, and acai, of course! All you need to make this deviously rich bowl is:
- You favorite dark chocolate or cacao nibs
- Dark chocolate cocoa powder
- Frozen acai purée or powdered acai (you will have to add more cream or water if using powdered acai)
- Frozen sliced strawberries or strawberry purée
- A frozen banana
- Heavy cream
Blend all ingredients together in a blender on high speed, adding heavy cream as needed to get to the desired thickness. Top with granola, a smattering of crushed cacao nibs, a dollop of yogurt, and finish with a dusting of cocoa powder on top.
3. Creamy Vegan Acai Bowl
You may not think that avocado could go in a fruity breakfast bowl, but I am here to tell you differently? Want the creamiest, most nutrition-packed acai bowl you could ever make? Blend in a whole sliced avocado with a little honey into your favorite acai bowl recipe.
Avocados are mild enough in flavor that they mask well in this fruity bowl, yet they complement the acai with added health benefits and a creaminess that is to die for.
Want to keep this bowl vegan? Swap out any milks or yogurts you will be using for their unflavored vegan alternatives.
4. Pina Colada Acai Bowl
Looking for a refreshing tropical treat that knocks out all of your nutritional needs and your taste buds in one go? Try this beach breakfast version of Instagram’s trendiest bowl.
This bowl includes:
- Acai purée or powder
- Coconut Cream
- Frozen Sliced Banana
- Frozen pineapple chunks
- Chia seeds
- Topped with toasted coconut chips or shredded coconut
You really can’t beat a pina colada on a hot summer’s day, especially when crashing blue waves are nearby. Blend all these luscious ingredients together to bring a little bit of your vacation home with you.
5. Chai Spiced Acai
A simple way to spice up your favorite acai bowl is to add chai! We love to use steeped chai tea and whole milk as our thinning agent for this smoothie. We also blend in a tablespoon of our homemade chai spice to give this bowl a cozy and spicy pallet ready for fall.
To make your own Chai Spice Blend, mix an equal amount of the following spices:
- Ground Ginger
6. Peanut Butter Acai Bowl
There is no more classic combo than peanut butter and jelly. Top your favorite acai bowl recipe with a heaping spoonful of your favorite crunchy peanut butter. Next, top with granola for a protein-packed, nostalgic breakfast bowl that will get you ready to take on anything your day has to throw at you!
Açaí Bowls are the Trend You Should be Following this Season
When we say the possibilities are endless when it comes to customizing an acai bowl, we mean it. Not only is the acai versatile in flavor and presentation, but it is a vitamin, mineral, antioxidant, and protein-rich fruit that will have you taking your nutrition to the next level.
Get out there and explore flavor combinations while experimenting with toppings and textures to create the ultimate bowl that gets you moving and shaking in the morning