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Quick and Tasty Açaí Bowl Recipe 

Apr 11, 2022

Quick and Tasty Açaí Bowl Recipe 

I have been super into açaí bowls lately. And all of my kids love them too! I was looking for a grab-and-go breakfast solution for my kids that was easy to prep and healthy to eat. And these bowls are perfect! Having them on hand whenever we are rushing out the door has seriously been a game-changer. In case you’re looking for a solution similar to this, here is my quick and tasty açaí bowl recipe. 

 

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My oldest has to be to an early morning class for our church by 6:15 that he takes before school. I like to try and get my work out done before the kids head out, so our mornings start pretty early! Needless to say, I don’t want to spend a ton of time making breakfast before we all leave the house. 

I make my açaí bowl recipe in bulk ahead of time and then freeze them until they are ready to be eaten. When my kids want one, they just take a single-serve cup from the freezer that I prepped at the beginning of the week, and then they add their toppings. That’s it! Figuring out this açaí bowl recipe is probably one of my proudest mom-wins. 

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Why Açaí Bowls Are Good For You

Açaí (pronounced ah-sigh-EE) is actually a type of berry grown on an açaí palm tree in South America. What makes the açaí berry so special is that it is higher in fat and low in sugar, unlike other more common berries. 

Now that we know açaí is good for you, what about açaí bowls? Before adding any toppings, açaí bowls are 250 calories. It does contain 20 grams of sugar, BUT knowing the sugar is coming from milk and fruit, I think it’s OK. Plus, the huge amount of vitamins and minerals in these açaí bowls easily make it worth it. 

 

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What You’ll Need for the Açaí Bowl Recipe

  • 2 bananas (sliced and frozen)
  • 2 cups of berries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1-2 cups water, milk, or juice (use your favorite milk ((dairy milk, soy, almond, etc.) or juice (apple or grape))
  • 200 grams (2 packets) of frozen açaí puree (broken into pieces)
  • Assorted toppings (nuts, seeds, fresh fruit, granola, coconut, etc.)

 

Tips for Making the Açaí Bowl Recipe

Making açaí bowls is more of an art than a science. I’m giving you my recipe, but you can really switch it up and it will all still be great. For instance, if you don’t have mixed berries, you can use strawberries. Or, if you don’t have frozen bananas you can use regular bananas. I’ve done both of those things before and the bowls still turn out tasty. 

So, don’t feel like you have to follow my recipe to a tee in order for it to come out right! It’s more of a guide and you can make adjustments based on what you already have on hand. Now that the ingredient part of this recipe is squared away, let’s talk about blenders.

This açaí bowl recipe is basically throwing all the ingredients into a blender and mixing it up. What will make a big difference in making this recipe is the quality of your blender. Since açaí is best with a thicker texture, you’ll need a blender that can actually blend everything up really well. I personally use a Blendtec blender and I haven’t had any trouble with it. 

If you don’t want to invest in a pricy blender, you can add a little bit more water as needed to help the blender blend everything up. Just expect the texture to be a little bit thinner than a traditional açaí recipe. 

 

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How to Make the Açaí Bowl Recipe in Bulk

After I blend the açaí mixture, I pour it into individual little bowls with lids (I love these ones!) and store them in my freezer. That way when my kids want one throughout the week, they can just pull one out and defrost it in the microwave for 15-30 seconds, and then it’s ready to go. 

At the beginning of the week, I chop up some fresh fruit and leave it in the fridge ready to go. My kids grab their açaí bowl from the freezer and after defrosting it, they’ll add their fresh fruit from the fridge to their bowl. Next, they’ll add my homemade granola and sometimes agave nectar too. 

I usually prep the açaí bowls, fruit, and granola one week at a time. This very easily became part of my weekly routine. My whole family and I love it, so it’s worth the weekly prep for sure! Not to mention I don’t have to think at all about breakfast any day of the week. It’s pretty great.

 

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Quick and Tasty Açaí Bowl Recipe 

I hope you enjoy this quick and tasty açaí bowl recipe as much as we do! I’d love to hear how you and your family end up liking it. You can send me a dm over on Instagram @iammichellegifford. You can follow me there too! While I’m sharing one of my favorite recipes, my specialty is actually sharing all the tips and tricks for busy working mamas to help make your life less stressful and more fun! 

 

Açaí Bowls

A delicious and healthy breakfast bowl with açaí puree, berries, bananas, fresh fruit, and granola.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 248 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Blender A high-quality blender is recommended, but a cheaper option will work. You'll just need to add more water to help it blend well.

Ingredients
  

  • 2 bananas (sliced and frozen)
  • 2 cups berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc)
  • 1-2 cups water, milk, or juice (use your favorite milk (dairy, soy, almond, etc.) or juice (apple or grape))
  • 2 packets frozen açaí puree (200 grams) (broken into pieces)
  • assorted toppings (nuts, seeds, fresh fruit, granola, coconut, etc.)

Instructions
 

  • Freeze your fruit if needed. If you’re planning to use fresh fruit, place your sliced bananas, strawberries, and blueberries onto a plate lined with parchment paper and then freeze completely. (Frozen fruit will work just fine too. And you do not have to freeze your banana slices if you don’t want to.)
  • Assemble your açaí ingredients by adding the liquid of your choice (water, milk or juice), frozen fruit, and broken up açaí puree to your blender. Blend on low until smooth, adding additional liquid as needed.
  • Divide the açaí mixture into bowls and top with all your favorite toppings. Best enjoyed immediately. (Or, you can freeze it and eat it later like I do. See section “How to Make Açaí Bowl Recipe in Bulk” in the blog post for the best way to do this.)
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