RecipeAçaí Bowl

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 230
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Total Fat: 12 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 10.5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 28 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6 g
  • Total Sugar: 16 g
    • Natural Sugar: 16 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 25 mg

Açaí bowls are beautiful creations loaded with colorful, antioxidant-rich fruit and whatever additional good-for-you ingredients you’d like to blend in, such as nut butter and seeds. Normally, you’d order one up at a trendy cafe (and likely drop a pretty penny and get far more added sugar than you bargained for), but here I’ve created an easy recipe so you can toss one together at home whenever you want. Seriously, just process everything in a blender and savor the flavor.

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This recipe makes 2 servings
  • • 3 to 4 tablespoons vanilla almond milk (or any preferred milk)
  • • 1 (4oz) frozen packet (or 1 cup cubes) unsweetened açaí berry puree (slightly thawed, broken in half or quarters for easier blending)
  • • ½ frozen banana (the riper the banana, the better), broken in half for easier blending
  • • 1 tablespoon protein powder
  • • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • • 4 large pitted dates (I use medjool; soak in hot water for ~15 minutes, then drain, for easier blending)
  • • 2 tablespoons almond butter or peanut butter
  • • Heaping ½ cup frozen mixed berries (any combo of blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, cherries, etc)
  • • ½ cup ice cubes
  • • Optional garnish: Fresh berries, toasted coconut, chopped nuts, pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds, granola




If using a high-powered blender, first add the milk and then layer on remaining ingredients. Blend until thick and smooth (but not liquidy).

If using a standard blender, first add the milk, açaí packet or cubes, banana, protein powder, cacao powder, soaked/drained dates, nut butter. Start at low speed and gradually increase to medium speed. Stop a few times and scrape down the sides of the blender so you incorporate the splattered ingredients. As the mixture starts to become smooth, add in the frozen berries and ice cubes. Blend until thick and smooth, but not liquidy. If the contents become too thick to puree, add a splash of additional milk to the blender.

Serve immediately, plain or with toppings of your choice.

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