A delicious Açai Smoothie Bowl recipe, made extra thick so it holds up to all the toppings you want to add! This superfood smoothie bowl recipe is fruit sweetened and has no added sugar.
A Thick Superfood Smoothie Bowl
If you’ve picked up an Açai smoothie bowl at a juice bar, then you know just how delicious these tart superfood berries are.
Açai berries grow on the Açai palm in South America. They have been touted as a superfood because of their extremely high antioxidant content (thanks to that dark purple hue). They are low in carbs and sugar, and high in fiber, and are also believed to aid with weight loss.
I buy the puree without sugar added to it (pure berry puree), and then sweeten it up naturally with some fruit, like bananas and blueberries. If you need an extra pop of sweetness, try monk fruit sweetener.
How to Make an Açai Smoothie Bowl at Home
Step 1: Add frozen fruit and coconut milk, along with an acai puree pouch, to a food processor bowl. I find this works best if the acai puree is cut into pieces so it breaks down easier. Process the fruit until it’s creamy, like the consistency of soft serve ice cream.
Step 2: Add the smoothie to a bowl, and then add desired toppings.
Healthy Smoothie Bowl Toppings
Choose healthy toppings to add flavor and texture to your Açai Smoothie Bowl!
I love to add:
- Nuts: cashews, almonds, walnuts, pecans, macadamia nuts
- Seeds: pumpkin, sesame, sunflower, chia, or flax seeds
- Coconut: dried, unsweetened coconut or coconut butter
- Dark Chocolate: choose 85% or higher for a low sugar but tasty addition.
- Nut/Seed Butter: Almond, cashew, or sunflower are all great options. I love homemade nut butters. Try this Macadamia Nut Butter (with vanilla bean!).
- Fresh fruit: kiwi, bananas, and berries are awesome toppings.
Smoothie Bowl Tips
No food processor? This superfood smoothie bowl can also be made in a high speed blender, like a Vitamix. The tamper stick is necessary to keep pressing the fruit down into the blades and get the fruit to process into a creamy consistency. If necessary, add additional coconut milk to get it to start going.
No Acai Puree? If it’s difficult to get Acai puree frozen where you live, order powdered Acai Berry from Amazon. Use 2-3 tablespoons in this recipe along with the other fruit and coconut milk.
Too tart? If you like sweeter bowls, add 1-2 tablespoons of monk fruit sweetener to your bowl to keep this free of processed sugars.
Other Smoothie and Smoothie Bowl Recipes you will LOVE:
- Acai Smoothie
- Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl
- Chocolate Chip Mint Smoothie
- Vegan Green Smoothie Bowl
- How to Make Thick Smoothie Bowls
Açai Smoothie Bowl
- 2 bananas peeled, quartered, and frozen
- 1 cup blueberries frozen
- 1 cup strawberries frozen
- 1 pack Açai berry puree unsweetened (look for no sugar)
- 1/2 cup coconut milk full fat
- fresh fruit kiwi, bananas, berries
- nuts almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews
- seeds hemp, sunflower, sesame, pumpkin
- unsweetened shredded coconut
- nut butter almond, cashew, sunflower, etc.
- dark chocolate chopped
- grain-free granola look for low sugar varieties
- Add all the frozen fruit and the coconut milk to a food processor bowl. Process the fruit to break it up, and continue to process until the fruit creates a thick, creamy consistency. Stop the processor and scrape down the sides as necessary. I find it helpful to cut the acai puree into 2 or 3 pieces so it goes down into the blade better.
- Add the thick fruit smoothie to a bowl, and then add toppings as desired.