acai bowl recipe

The perfect Açaï bowl

Here’s the post I’ve been meaning to do for a while… HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT AÇAÏ BOWL! There are lots of places where you can get Açai bowls now but there are only a few places (where I am in Sydney) that I think do really good ones. I like to make my own because I can adjust the smoothie base to my taste and also add whatever toppings I want! It’s more economical to make it at home it’s so easy to do as well so I would highly recommend giving it a try!

Earth To Table - Where I had my very first Açaï bowl. My favourite grawnola!

My creation - I always like to add a crunchy granola and nut butter 😍

My creation - Adding coconut yogurt is delicious!

Cocobliss - Perfect summer treat with mango and coconut yogurt.

My creation - Try adding homemade muesli on top.

Cocobliss - Use fruit as a topping for a fresh treat. Oh and some raw cacao sauce won’t hurt!

My creation - Cacao and peanut butter… All time favourite flavour combo on anything! 😀

My creation - One of my first homemade Açaï bowls with my greenola 🙂

My creation - Add a crunchy element in your topping e.g. granola, nuts and cacao nibs.

My creation - Banana, cacao and PB 👍

Yoga Bar - Strawberries work well as a topping!


Bare Naked Bowls - Try adding goji berries as a topping 🙀

My creation - Passionfruit helps offset some of the sweetness 🙌

My creation - One of my first homemade bowls… I think I added some raw brownie 🤗

My creation - A recent bowl with my Black Forest base (see below)!

My creation - Be generous with the toppings 🙃

My creation - Add raw slices/cakes to up your toppings game 👊

My creation - Probably my finest yet… One of my first creations when I got my new Vitamix blender… So creamy!

My creation - Same but different 😉

Bare Naked Bowls - Perfect summer treat ☀️

Vida Surf Shop - Officially my favourite place for Açai in Sydney!!!!! The base is spot on 👌

My creation - How cute is my pineapple bowl? 😄

Ohana Acai Bar - Tried this in Perth!

Cocobliss - Healthy and decadent treat 😍

I think the thing that determines the quality of an Açaï bowl is the texture. You need a base that is thick, creamy and full of flavour. Here are my five rules:

Make sure all the base ingredients are frozen. This will give the base the thick result you are after - a runny base is not nice.

Use a frozen Açaï sachet. This adds more substance to your base and again gives you a thicker result. You can use freeze-dried powder but this will not give it the same result.

Bananas should be the main fruit ingredient. Frozen bananas will give the base a creamy texture.

Blend with plant-based milk. I have found that most places will blend with coconut water or fruit juice - this results in a base that it is often sweeter (due to the natural sugars in the fruit) and more icy. I personally prefer a creamier base so my favourite liquid to add is soy milk but you can use any sort of plant-based milk. Also make sure you don’t add too much liquid - just enough for it to blend.

Buy a good blender. I use a Vitamix and it does an amazing job at blending all the frozen ingredients together quickly so it does not melt and the result is so smooth.

I also though I’d share one of my personal favourites. My ‘Black Forest Açaï Bowl’ (click on link) which I have featured a number of times. I like fewer ingredients in the base so this recipe is quite simple. It’s definitely my personal favourite Açai bowl recipe so I hope you enjoy it!

Black Forest Açaï Bowl

- A frozen banana

- ½ cup frozen cherries (you can also use berries but I think this gives the best flavour combination)

- 1 frozen Açaï sachet (I like to use the unsweetened kind)

- ~¼ cup soy milk

Put all ingredients into a high-power blender (I use a Vitamix). Blend on low with tamper and slowly increase speed until you get a smooth mix. Spoon into a bowl and serve with desired toppings.

Açaï bowl even though it’s been cold and rainy in Sydney 🙃 Black Forest Açaï (see previous post for recipe but made this one slightly differently with freeze dried Açaï powder) topped with coconut flakes, raw almonds, cacao nibs, raw cacao sauce (may post recipe for this later!) and of course my fave PB 👌

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How to make the Acai Bowl using the Slender Blend protein powder:

Ingredients:

2 acai packs (I prefer the brand from Whole Foods)

1 Banana

¼ tsp Acai Berry Powder (Protein World)

3 Scoops of the Slender Blend by Protein World

¼ C Almond Milk (or coconut water)

½ C Gluten Free Granola

¼ C Frozen Coconut

¼ C Fresh Blueberries

¼ C Goji Berries

¼ C Fresh Strawberries

Honey

In a blender add..

2 acai super fruit packs, Acai Powder, Slender Blend, ½ banana, Almond milk, Frozen Coconut and blend til there is a thick consistency Serve in a bowl - and top with half of the sliced banana, goji berries, blueberries, diced strawberries, granola, and top it off with a drizzle of honey. Enjoy!

This is my favorite way to start my day and also great as pre-workout meal!

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Even more Açaí (blended with banana and blueberries) for the weekend. The weather is SO gloomy in Sydney but this brightens up my day! ☀️ Also included a close-up of the toppings - just like old times! Topped it with some creamy coyo, homemade muesli and granola and some juicy mango

Some things I’m thankful for lately:
- New job
- Wednesdays off (even though I have to work Saturday)
- Quiet time to think and reflect in the morning on my day off

Here’s my Black Forest Açaï Bowl! With some of my fave choc granola around, some cacao nibs for crunch and deliciously creamy PB (just look at it!) 😍

Happy Hump Day everyone!

Breakfast (ft. Mittens 🐱) was a tasty acai bowl with strawberry, granola and coconut 😌 It’s been super cold here lately so I usually make them as quick as I can and eat them in bed 😂

I have SO many ripe bananas and I’m loving it - ten banana smoothie bowl/nice cream this morning with blueberries and strawberries, topped with a banana, chia, coconut and buckinis with a lil coconut sugar 🙈 The sun is back and I’m already feelin’ spring 🌺

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Acai Berry Smoothie Bowl

  • Smoothie: frozen bananas, Frozen blueberries, @yoursuperfoods antioxidant rich Forever Beautiful powder {which consists of Acai, chia seeds, maqui, maca, acerola & blueberry}, coconut milk, coconut water 
  • Toppings: banana + Kiwi + blueberries + almonds + hemp seeds 

Breakfast before heading off to the Subiaco markets for their last weekend before closing 😩 four bananas, frozen mango, blueberries and raspberries with some almond milk topped with strawberries, granola and coconut 😍 even Mittens wanted some !