If you like smoothies, you’ll love this Easy Acai Bowl Recipe. Acai bowls sound fancy, but if you can make a smoothie, you can make this. Before we get into interesting combinations, I wanted to start with an easy acai bowl recipe. Why? Because the first time I tried making an acai bowl, it was a total failure. And the way I messed it up was so simple…
The trick with acai bowls is that it’s all about texture. Two little mistakes turned my whole bowl into a bit of a diasaster.
I mean, the flavor was good, but acai bowls are all about the toppings. And by doing two things wrong, my acai bowl was so liquidy that when I started adding toppings, they all fell straight to the bottom of the bowl.
Sure, they were in there, but an acai bowl is something you really want to “eat with your eyes.” There’s a reason they’re so insta-worthy. Check the #acaibowl on Instagram, and you’ll see what I mean.
So, where did I go wrong? I tried taking shortcuts. Hehe. You know me. I’m all about simplifying things. But acai bowls need the right texture for your toppings to stand. Here’s where I messed up.
How Not to Make an Acai Bowl
- The Sambazon package recommended using half a banana. I thought…what am I supposed to do with the other half? Sure, I could freeze it, but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to toss the other half in. But the non-frozen banana really added to the liquidy texture. Doh!
- On top of that, I also added in a little too much almond milk, which further made the bowl too liquidy.
This is why I recommend only adding half of the banana to the blender and slicing the other half. And why I recommend starting with two tablespoons of almond milk and adding a little more at a time. Since bananas can vary in size, this may be a factor in how much almond milk you need to add. Just play with your proportions until you get the texture you like.
The toppings make the bowl extra delicious and pretty. Not to mention, they’re a good way to get extra nutrition.
Easy Acai Bowl Recipe Toppings
- Strawberries – slice them in half with the green toppings still on to get a pretty look
- The other banana half, sliced (you’ll use the first half when you blend the acai up)
- Unsweetened coconut flakes
- Chia seeds
But you can go crazy and add whatever you have or whatever floats your boat.
I’ll do another post with more topping ideas.
Acai bowls are an easy and healthful way to start your day with energy. You’ll get tons of vitamins and nutrients from the base bowl and all the delicious toppings.
- 1 frozen acai puree packet (I used a Sambazon Superfood Pack)
- 1/2 banana, plus another 1/2 banana sliced
- 2–4 tablespoons almond milk (or sub milk of choice)
- a couple Strawberries, sliced
- 1/4 cup Blueberries
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- Run puree packet under water for 5 seconds, break into pieces, and place in blender. Add 1/2 banana and 2 tablespoons of almond milk.
- Blend until smooth. Add additional almond milk, as needed to get the blender going, 1 tablespoon at a time.
- Pour acai blend into a bowl and add toppings as desired. Enjoy!
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Question: What are your favorite acai bowl toppings?