Basic Homemade Acai Bowls

An easy tutorial for homemade acai bowls — made with healthy fat, fiber and plant-based protein, and no added sugar!

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My husband has developed quite the taste for acai bowls lately.

He, who a mere four months ago wouldn’t consider anything lacking eggs to be a respectable breakfast option, is now hitting up our local acai emporium on a tri-weekly basis.

Me, being a frugal foodie, has decided it’s time to nip this habit in the bud.

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“I can make that for you at home,” I declared the last time he insisted on grabbing a bowl after a morning yoga sesh.

“No way,” he replied skeptically. “How? Where will you get the acai?!”

Apparently, acai bowls are much more mysterious to the average consumer than I’d expected.

“It’s sold everywhere!” I patronized him.

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Frozen acai berries are sold by the packet, ready to whirl into a delicious bowl, at pretty much every grocery store. And despite the perceived production effort, acai bowls are actually a breeze to make — way simpler than the 10-ingredient, 5-step hashbrown egg ensemble my husband usually requests.

Efficiency in the morning is super important to me these days now that I’m back to school/interning and trying to establish a seamless morning routine.

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Time-saving aside though, this specific bowl is also packed to the brim with nutrients to kick start the day.

In addition to the base of frozen, unsweetened acai and unsweetened vanilla coconut milk, I’ve added almond butter and Kretschmer Wheat Germ to provide healthy fat, plant-based protein, and essential vitamins and minerals.

Wheat germ has 4 grams of protein and 1.5 grams of heart-healthy fat in just two tablespoons, making it the powerhouse ingredient in this vegan breakfast bowl.

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Getting a good dose of protein and fat with my morning meal ensures that I’ll stay satiated well beyond breakfast — and don’t end up scrounging around the break room at 10 am.

As an added bonus, this breakfast can easily be eaten on the go on days that I’m extra strapped for time. I just pour it in a mason jar and hit the road.

Looking for a delicious, nutrient dense breakfast to fit your busy morning routine? Look no further.

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Basic Homemade Acai Bowls
 
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A simple tutorial for making acai bowls at home.
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Recipe type: breakfast, smoothie, bowl
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 packets of frozen acai (200 grams)
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • ¾ cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 4 tablespoons Kretschmer wheat germ (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
Optional Toppings
  • Banana
  • Strawberries
  • Coconut flakes
  • Hemp seeds
  • Granola
Instructions
  1. In a high powered blender or food processor, blend all ingredients together.
  2. Divide between two bowls, and top with optional toppings.
  3. Enjoy!
Notes
Nutritional info does not include toppings.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bowl Calories: 290

If you don’t have wheat germ, feel free to sub your favorite plant-based protein powder, flax, chia, or hemp seeds, or nuts to add an extra dose of protein to your meal.

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Weigh in: Have you made acai bowls at home? What’s your favorite quick breakfast?

*This post was sponsored by Kretschmer but all opinions are my own.

Comments

  1. Yummmm! Smoothies bowls were my go to this summer. I always felt like I was eating dessert rather than breakfast in the morning 🙂
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  2. Ha so funny.. I had a very similar conversation with Miguel. I was like you know they sell those acai packets at Whole Foods and it’s a lot cheaper than spending $9 on ONE. His mind was blown. Buuuut yes, acai bowls are the best!

  3. Looks yummy! ! So, does this acai fruit taste like chocolate? It sure looks like it, in blended form. I’ve never had this fruit yet. I guess now I can have it by making it myself, without having to pay $9+ per acai bowl to someone else. 🙂 Thanks for this recipe, Whitney!

    • Whitney English says:

      It is a little bit bitter like chocolate but it doesn’t have a chocolately flavor. Let me know if you try it! xo

  4. I fell in love with acai bowls in Hawaii last year! So good
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  5. Amanda Howard says:

    Now that’s SUPER easy! I would have never thought they could be so easy. I’m so going to give this a whirl!

    • Whitney English says:

      Right?! They make it look so elaborate at the smoothie bar but they’re really quite simple 🙂 Let me know if you try it!

  6. So easy, yet so delicious!

  7. Yum- love acai bowls!

  8. I definitely need to try this one! I’m going to make one, one of these days . I’m just wondering you said that these Acai bowl have no sugar right? How about I’ll try to add a little pure honey instead? Would you think that would be a great idea? Thank you for this recipe.. 🙂

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