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Easy, 4-ingredient acai bowl recipe. Bursting with the natural sweetness of fruits and the nutritional powerhouse of açai berries, you’ll wonder why you waited so long to learn how to make an acai bowl! This acai smoothie bowl is the perfect way to start your day with energy and mindfulness.

A bowl of acai smoothie with berries and chia seeds.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Nutrient-Dense Ingredients: Every bite is a burst of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, thanks to the açai, bananas, and blueberries. It’s a bowl full of ingredients that not only taste great but also contribute to your overall well-being.
  • Quick & Easy: In the hustle of daily life, this açai bowl is a savior. It requires minimal effort and time, making it perfect for a nourishing breakfast or a rejuvenating afternoon snack.
  • Customizable and Versatile: This recipe is like a canvas for your creativity. You can experiment with various toppings and mix-ins. Whether you’re craving something sweet or need an extra protein boost, this bowl can be tailored to suit your needs.

What Is Açai?

Acai berries (Euterpe oleracea) come from the acai palm tree in South America. In case you’re wondering, you say it like “AH-sigh-EE.” 

The dark purple berries from this tree have long been used for medicinal purposes. While a bit earthy in flavor, acai berries are still sweet enough to make them a delicious choice. Acai’s popularity in health and wellness circles is largely due to its impressive nutritional profile.

Acai Nutrition

Açai is a good source of vitamin A. It is packed with antioxidants ready to combat free radicalsAcai has been shown to have an antidepression effect in animal studies. It also showed to have antiaging capabilities on the brain.


With this homemade acai bowl recipe, you’ll have a great start to any day. The best part is it takes only a few minutes, and then you can enjoy it!

A plate with bananas and blueberries on it.
  • Banana: In this acai bowl recipe, we use a frozen banana. This gives you that proper texture that thick smoothie bowls need to make them taste like a treat. And since bananas are naturally sweet, you won’t need to add any sugars or sweeteners, so this treat stays healthy!
  • Blueberries: Frozen blueberries also add to the taste and texture of this acai smoothie bowl. I don’t recommend fresh berries because you will lose that thick smoothie consistency. Plus, you’re not limited to seasonal ingredients…you can find them in the freezer section year-round. 
  • Açai: As for the acai, it’s almost impossible to find it fresh. It grows in the Amazon rainforest and goes bad quickly after picking. That’s why you need to choose the frozen acai puree. If you can’t find that at your local health food stores, the acai powder will also work in this recipe to give you the same great benefits of this stellar super fruit.
  • Almond Milk: The final ingredient in this perfect healthy breakfast is unsweetened almond milk.

Step-by-step Instructions: How To Make An Acai Bowl

It might sound exotic, but the best acai smoothie bowl is super simple to make. Here’s how!

  1. Add all ingredients into a high-speed blender (or food processor) and blend on medium-high speed using the tamper to push the frozen fruit down. Blend until smooth.
  1. Scoop the acai smoothie mixture into a bowl.
A bowl of acai blueberry smoothie on a blue background.
  1. Serve with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!

Acai Bowl Serving Ideas

While your acai bowl will be tasty as-is, adding more to the top makes it even better. Also, enjoying it paired with a tasty blueberry muffin or raspberry scones is also encouraged!

  • Nut Butter: Give your acai bowl a bit more of a protein punch. While you can certainly blend some protein powder in with the mixture, one of my favorite things is to top it with a drizzle of nut butter. Use peanut butter, almond butter, or whatever you like!
  • Hemp seeds: Pack on even more nutrition while enjoying a contrast of texture. Hemp hearts are an amazing addition to your acai breakfast bowl.
  • Nuts: Crush up pistachios, walnuts, or any of your other favorites and sprinkle them on top!
  • Fresh berries: Got a bounty of fresh berries? Enhance this beautiful breakfast with an extra layer of antioxidants. The difference in textures from fresh on top of the frozen acai smoothie mixture is a delight for your palate.
  • Cacao nibs: These berry flavors are spectacular with a little chocolaty taste. Cacao nibs are a healthy way to get that flavor along with some extra antioxidants. 
  • Coconut shreds: Stay away from the sugary variety; you’ll find that pure coconut flakes make a fabulous topper for your acai bowl. 
A bowl of blueberry smoothie with berries and chia seeds.

Storage Tips

Smoothie bowls really are best enjoyed fresh! If you don’t think you’ll finish it though, then freezing the extra in an ice cube tray is your best option. It will make a great addition to the next smoothie you make!


What is an acai bowl made of?

An acai bowl is made from pureed frozen acai berries blended with other fruits. In this recipe, I use frozen bananas and a mixture of frozen berries plus oat milk to give it that smoothie-like texture. You can then top it off any way you like for added flavor and nutrition.

Is eating acai good for you?

Acai berries are full of plant compounds and antioxidants. These have such great health benefits for your whole body overall. You get fiber and healthy fats in acai. Often, it’s said that these berries from the Amazon are more nutritious than blueberries and any other berry out there. 

Is acai full of sugar?

You’ll love acai berries if you’re looking to cut down on sugar, even from natural sugars. They have almost 0 grams of sugar in a 100-gram serving!

Can I eat acai every day?

There is absolutely nothing wrong with eating acai every day. This fruit is exceptionally good for you. And in the form of a smoothie bowl, it tastes too amazing to resist. The benefits you get from eating these berries will make you want to keep eating them, though that taste will be what brings you back to this healthy breakfast every morning.

Plus, since you can top it in so many ways, it can be different every single time you make it!

A bowl of smoothie with strawberries and blueberries.


A bowl of acai blueberry smoothie with berries and hemp seeds on a blue background.
5 from 4 votes

Açai Bowl

Yield 1 Serving
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Nothing beats this awesome acai bowl recipe. Healthy, delicious, and refreshing! This easy acai smoothie bowl is made with only four wholesome ingredients that come together in just minutes.


  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 frozen acai puree, unsweetened
  • ½ cup almond milk


  • Add all ingredients into a high-speed blender (or food processor) and blend on low-medium speed using the tamper to push the frozen fruit down.
  • Scoop the acai smoothie mixture into a bowl.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!


Please read through the above blog post for helpful tips and tricks!


Calories: 277kcal, Carbohydrates: 53g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 175mg, Potassium: 536mg, Fiber: 10g, Sugar: 29g, Vitamin A: 155IU, Vitamin C: 25mg, Calcium: 165mg, Iron: 1mg

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