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What is an Acai Bowl

What is an Acai Bowl?

What is an acai bowl and why you should blend one up, now? Here’s the scoop on these popular bowls, including a recipe to make them at home.

Originating in Brazil, acai bowls have spread like wildfire across the world: and for good reason! These topping-loaded frosty purple smoothie bowls are tangy and refreshing: and there are infinite ways to top them. We’re huge fans in this household: including our toddler! Keep reading to learn more about these popular smoothie bowls and how to make them at home.

What is an acai bowl?

So, what is an acai bowl? If you’ve never had one, it’s a smoothie bowl with the smoothie made from acai berries. The bowl is loaded with toppings like sliced fruit and berries, granola, coconut and almond butter. Restaurants and food trucks across America serve them, but they are very easy to make at home with our homemade acai bowl recipe (see below).

Where does acai come from? Acai berries actually grow on palm trees and are native to Brazil: they originate in the Amazon. Acai bowls are a popular dish in Brazil, and they’ve now become very popular here in the US as a healthy breakfast or snack. Acai berries are known as a superfood, and are loaded with antioxidants and lots of other nutrients.

Where to buy acai?

Acai berries are native to Brazil. But due to the popularity of acai bowls, packs of frozen pulp are now widely available online or even in stores. We found acai pulp packs at a local grocery. Sambazon is a well-known brand that sells acai and has sustainable harvesting practices.

Looking for an acai bowl recipe?

Keep reading for our recipe for making these popular bowls at home. Take it from one reader review: “Made your recipe for breakfast today and OH MY! I’ve never had one that I’ve enjoyed as much as this. This was so perfectly balanced, and my husband loved it too!”

Looking for more healthy breakfast recipes?

Here are a few more healthy breakfast ideas:

  • Perfect Strawberry Smoothie
  • Banana Smoothie
  • Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
  • Healthy Banana Bread
  • 2-Minute Instant Oatmeal Recipe
  • Superfood Pecan Energy Bars
  • Perfect Green Smoothie
  • Toasted Pecan Homemade Muesli
  • Almond Butter Toast with Strawberries