How to make an Acai Bowl – Easy, Thick, Homemade Recipe
Easy Homemade Thick Acai Bowl Recipe! It’s a frozen smoothie bowl recipe made in the blender. And it’s vegan! Inspired by the Maui Sunrise acai bowl from Bonzai bowls.
What to put in an acai bowl recipe?
You need frozen acai bowl packets. You can find them in the grocery store frozen section. They are normally near the frozen fruit.
You also need bananas for thick and creamy-ness. Blueberries and strawberries for more berry flavor. And pineapple and mango for tart-ness.
I used to work at an acai bowl shop. They only used acai, blueberries, and bananas in their’s. So you could leave out the pineapple and mango from the acai bowl recipe. That would help keep the ingredient list smaller.
How to make an acai bowl thick?
Use a little liquid as possible. Just enough for your blender to run.
If you’re blender keeps getting stuck – try adding the liquid + one or two of the frozen fruits. Blend until smooth. Then add the other frozen fruit. Blend until thick and smooth.
What are the best toppings?
We love berries, bananas, granola, coconut, and agave.
But you could also add peanut butter, chai seeds, or chai pudding!
Homemade Acai Bowl
Easy Homemade Thick Acai Bowl Recipe!
1 cup Almond Milk
1 Sambazon Acai Smoothie Pack (or 6 oz of Samabazon Smoothie drink – if you use the smothie drink do not add Almond milk)
1 Tbsp agave syrup (or honey for non-vegan option)
1/2 Frozen Banana
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup frozen mango
1/2 cup frozn pineapple
1/4 cup frozen strawberries
Agave syrup (or honey for non-vegan option)
Run Acai pack under warm water and break into chunk.
Add all ingredients, in the order listed, into a blender.
Blend on low at first. Then increase the speed until smooth. You have to play with consistency, it should be thicker than a smoothie, but thinner and ice cream.
Top with some or all of the toppings listed.
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I’m SO GLAD I’m going to the grocery store tonight! I’m always looking for new things to try that are sweet but “cleaner” and this sounds delicious. 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!
Yay!! You’ll love it! 🙂
Hi! I want to try your recipe, but what do you mean by frozen chunks? You mean the already pre-cut store-bought? Or did you cut and froze them yourself? Thank you!
We buy organic frozen because that is quick and easy. But if you have the time to cut up your own and freeze them so that you have them to use on-hand that would be awesome!
I was just in Laguna and had a banzai bowl! LOVED it! Came home and googled a recipe! Found yours and made it today! Delish!!!! Love from Vancouver
Awesome! So glad you get to enjoy the infamous acai bowls at home now! They are the best! 🙂
I’m allergic to pineapple , is there any other fruit I can add that would go good with this recipe? Thanks!
Hi Mari – double the mango and throw out the pineapple!
Where do you get your acai smoothie packs?
I get mine from Whole Foods, or our local grocery store sells acai juice in bottles (from Sambazon) in the produce section near the salad mix/other juices, which works too! Use about 1/3 cup of acai juice to make up for 1 frozen pack. 🙂
Thank you so much for this recipe! I recently went on vacation to SoCal and was missing the Banzai Bowls. Tried this recipe today and it tasted just like the original 🙂
so glad you tried it and liked it – they are our FAVORITE <3
Nice recipe! I understand being obsessed with Acai Bowls as I’ve made 300+ per year since ’06. Check out some of my recipes at purplegrindz.com
Hi Emily ?
Question, when I’m making ( using all your ingredients less 1/2 cup almond milk) because I wanted to make sure it wasn’t too runny. Realizing after I forgot to add frozen pineapple still tasted AMAZING but my mixture wasn’t thick enough. I’m using a Vitamix on ice cream mode. Do I run it till it stops ot until I think consistency looks right? I’m still new with vitamix ? I doubled the recipe except for almond milk and forgot pineapple. And I used Sampson frozen packs. Was your consistency thicker he first time?
This Acai Bowl looks so beautiful. I cannot wait to try this! Great recipe! Thanks for sharing such a lovely recipe!