This smoothie bowl is a satisfying, superfood-rich breakfast. Watch how to quickly whip it up for your morning meal
An açai bowl makes a refreshing breakfast or snack. Unlike many smoothies, this bowl version is low in sugar and loaded with antioxidants and fiber. Frozen blueberries and raspberries create a thick base while almond milk and banana smooth it out.
This recipe uses açai powder to give it that distinctive purple hue and tropical South American flavor. The powder adds a bolder açai taste than the frozen fruit, and it can be easier to find. If you like your smoothies on the sweeter side, increase the amount of banana or add a spoonful of honey.
While this açai bowl is great on its own, we love smoothie bowls because they are the perfect canvas for delicious, healthy toppings like sliced fruit, fresh berries, crunchy granola, toasted coconut flakes, and bee pollen. Additionally, using hemp seeds, chia seeds, and nuts as toppings provides extra protein and healthy fats to keep you satisfied. They transform a simple smoothie into a meal.
For an Instagram-worthy breakfast, line up your toppings along the top of your bowl before sprinkling them on. You can also add a handful of spinach to add some greens to your breakfast without the ick factor. Just be sure to use a high-powered blender or blend a little longer to make sure your leafy greens are fully incorporated.
Have leftovers? Pop it in the freezer and let it defrost slightly before eating. If you don’t have time to eat it right away, you can put your smoothie bowl in an insulated thermos or container to keep it cool and protect its thick texture. We recommend popping your container in the fridge or cooling it with ice water before pouring in your smoothie to help prevent it from melting on the go.