This is my favorite basic Acai bowl. I love to make this simple bowl because it is delicious as is, or really easy to customize and add whatever additional toppings you like. I kept it super simple with strawberries, bananas, agave, and granola. My favorite way to make acai bowls is to use Sambazon Acai Berry Smoothie Packs (I always use Unsweetened, as I like to add my own sweetener). They are unbelievably easy to use and can be found in most regular grocery stores. You just run a frozen pack under water for a few seconds to thaw, then cut open the bag and break the frozen acai into chunks. Blend with almond milk and top with fruit and granola and done! I listed some additional/alternative toppings that are equally as amazing. Enjoy for breakfast, lunch, a snack, or dessert!
1. Tropical: forgo strawberries; add chopped pineapple, mango, and shredded coconut
2. Berry: forgo banana; add handful of blueberries and raspberries
3. Chocolate Lovers: add a handful of dark chocolate chips
4. Stone fruit: forgo strawberries and banana; add chopped peaches and plum
2 Sambazon Acai Berry Smoothie Packs
½ cup almond milk/cashew milk
1 banana, sliced
5 strawberries, hulled and sliced
1/3 cup granola (gluten free, if desired)
1 tablespoon agave nectar or honey
optional: sprinkle of chia, hemp, and/or flax seeds
In a high-powered blender, combine the Sambazon smoothie packs and almond milk. Blend on medium-high speed until completely smooth. Pour acai mixture into a large bowl and top with banana, strawberries, and granola. Drizzle with agave or honey. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information per serving (without toppings):
Calories: 267 Fat: 12g Carbs: 39g Protein: 4g Sodium: 66mg Sugar: 23g
*Nutrition information is based on the products I used personally in this recipe. Different products may yield slightly different information.