Homemade Acai Bowls

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Homemade Acai Bowl

I’m kind of in love with these Acai Bowls you guys. It’s a problem?! Ok, not really. But based on how boiling hot I’ve been with this little furnace of a baby growing burning inside of me, I’m guzzling all sorts of liquids and eating all the cold things. Smoothie bowl? Right up my alley. Considering it’s getting harder and harder for me to eat sugar, this frozen-fruit-turned-into-soft-serve-thing has become all the more appealing.

Before I ever really knew about Acai {pronounced ah-sigh-ee} Bowls, I kept seeing pictures of these gorgeous fruit filled smoothie bowls on Instagram. After a little more digging, I was able to find out WHERE to buy what I needed to make these, HOW to make them good {ie how I like them} and WHAT I needed to add to make them completely child-friendly so my kids would willingly gobble these up for breakfast or lunch.

Turns out you don’t need very much stuff to make these amazing bowls AND there are lots of options and variations so you can make them how you like.

Here’s how I make mine:

Banana and juice in a blender

Start out with a blender {high powdered preferred!} and add in 1/4 cup orange juice and 1 banana. Feel free to add in unsweetened almond or coconut milk in place of the OJ {or just regular milk is fine too}. I like using a banana because it makes the finished product more soft-serve-like, but any fruit will do.

**If you don’t like the taste of banana, try using an underripe banana.

Frozen Superfruit Pack

Then you’re going to want to add in two of these bad boys: Sambazon Acai Berry + Guarana fruit packs {found in the freezer section at Whole Foods}.

Frozen Acai superfruit pack

The kind I bought came in individual single serving pouches, but I think you can buy them in larger quantities, though, Whole Foods only had these…that I saw.

In retrospect, I DID have both my kids with me running amok all over the store {and each other} with their tiny carts so I was basically on survival mode.

Kill me. Good times.

ANYWAYS. Use 7 oz. of this frozen puree no matter what form it comes in. {Find it on Amazon here.}

frozen acai mix in a blender

It helps to run the frozen packs under hot water for a few seconds to loosen before dropping them into the blender.

acai mix in a blender

So now comes the fun. Puree and blend this up until completely smooth. I first used the ice crush button to really chop up that frozen Acai puree and then finished it off with the smoothie button to ensure a super smooth and thick concoction. Yum yum!

Homemade Acai Bowl

Once you have your puree, pour it into a shallow bowl and top with any and all goodies you’d like! I think I added raspberries, blueberries, kiwi, sunflower seeds, pumpkin granola, chia seeds and toasted coconut. Honestly, anything you add that has good texture would be good in this. I love the cold, creamy Acai smoothie with the crunch of the seeds and coconut. Pretty dreamy, considering how darn healthy this is!

And the best part is my kids cannot get enough! #winningatmotherhood

Anyways, they are the latest and greatest thing that seems kind of fancy, but couldn’t be easier to make! You just need the right ingredients and BAM. Breakfast heaven 🙂

Enjoy, friends!

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Homemade Acai Bowls

These acai bowls are gorgeous fruit-filled smoothie bowls that your family will want to gobble up for breakfast or lunch.

servings 1 serving
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 7 oz frozen acai puree fruit packs two packs, Sambazon brand preferred
  • 1/4 cup orange juice fresh is best
  • 1 ripe banana

toppings:

  • strawberries raspberries, blueberries, kiwi, banana, any fresh fruit
  • granola
  • chia seeds
  • chopped nuts
  • coconut

Instructions

  • In a high powered blender, add in the frozen acai puree, banana and orange juice. Puree until thick and smooth. Pour into a large, shallow bowl. Top with any desired toppings and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 610mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 452IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Acai Bowls
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  1. Dora Robinso

    God Bless and your healthy baby will soon be here. Yeah!! I called my clothes ‘eternity clothes’ those last few weeks are the longest.

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