Three Acai Bowl Recipes


Last week on my Instagram stories, I shared how I make açaí bowls, and never have I ever had more requests for a blog post! Apparently you guys are fans, so I’m sharing my three go-to recipes. I make these quite often for breakfast or an afternoon snack. It should be noted that most açaí bowls are packed with added sugar from the smoothie packets often used, so I opt for the pure, sugar-free açaí blend, made from just the one ingredient! I add bananas and berries, so there is naturally occurring sugar in all three recipes, but I also make sure to pack in protein, omega-3s and other nutrients.

All of my bowls follow this general recipe

But feel free to get creative with it!

-1 unsweetened açaí packet- I use unsweetened so you don’t pack in 20+ extra grams of sugar. I buy them at Whole Foods, but they’re available at most grocery stores in the frozen section these days.
-1 scoop of grass-fed collagen peptides (or other unflavored protein powder)- The protein powder keeps me fuller for longer, I like this one because it’s unflavored and so so good for you.
-1 tablespoon of nut butter- Depending on the direction of the bowl, you can use any nut butter here. Coconut butter would work too!
-1 frozen banana- This is where most of the sugar comes from, but I like it for creaminess and sweetness. Other ideas are welcome.
-Ingredient for flavor (spinach, berries, cherries, etc)- This could really be anything and the amount depends on your taste.
-1/2 cup milk of your choice- I usually opt for coconut or cashew milk, but really anything works.

For all three bowls, mix the “base ingredients” in a blender until smooth and pour the mix into a bowl. The sky is the limit when it comes to toppings, so go buck wild or check out my suggestions below.

Berry Blast Bowl

This is probably the bowl I make most often. I like it for breakfast, and am constantly changing up topping depending on what I have in my cabinets and fridge.

Base ingredients:
1 unsweetened açaí packet
1 scoop of collagen peptides
1 tablespoon of almond butter
1 frozen banana
Small handful of frozen mixed berries
1/2 cup milk of your choice

Topping ingredients:
Mixed berries
Pomegranate seeds
Granola
Chopped almonds and/or pistachios
Drizzle of almond butter

 

PB&J Bowl

I love making this bowl for an afternoon snack or even post-dinner dessert. It feels extra indulgent like ice cream (kind of), but is high in protein and has zero added sugar.

Base ingredients:
1 unsweetened açaí packet
1 scoop of collagen peptides
1 tablespoon of peanut butter
1 frozen banana
3-4 frozen cherries
1/2 cup milk of your choice

Topping ingredients:
Chopped peanuts
Granola
Chia seeds
Sliced strawberries
Sliced bananas
Drizzle of peanut butter

 

Clean Green Bowl

I love the green bowl because it’s an easy way to get your raw greens in first thing. You can put in a ton of fresh spinach and hardly taste it, so why not? I often skip the acai part of this and add frozen coconut meat or something else to replace it.

Base ingredients:
1 unsweetened açaí packet
1 scoop of collagen peptides
1 tablespoon of almond or cashew butter
1 frozen banana
Large handful, baby spinach leaves
1/2 cup milk of your choice

Topping ingredients: 
Granola
Chia seeds
Coconut flakes
Berries
Drizzle of raw honey


 

I’d love to hear your açaí bowl recipes and favorite toppings!

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