The Ultimate Acai Bowl Recipe with Powder
Like the bible, I feel if my life was ever recorded as a holy scripture, it would be divided into two very distinct parts: BA and AA.
That is, Before Acai and After Acai.
You see, once acai came into my life, I had what you might classify as an awakening.
It’s like I suddenly knew at my core why I was brought to this earth.
To eat acai. And to pass on the gift of acai to others, so their lives (your life) could also be transformed too.
With that said, please copy this most sacred text below (my perfected step-by-step guide for how to make the ultimate acai bowl with powder*) and put it to practice in your life.
The Ultimate Acai Bowl Recipe With Powder
Now, before we get stuck into the recipe, why is this superfood acai bowl recipe with powder dah ULTIMATE? Aside from being perfected over several years of experimentation in the lab (my kitchen) and tried and tested by family and friends galore, it’s also got some snazzy health thangs going on…
For one, if you go with my preferred liquid mixer, kefir, you are getting the great combo of gut-loving probiotics and protein. Given the traditional acai bowl is quite high in sugar due to all the fruit (not good), I’ve balanced this out with healthy protein sources that don’t mess with the flavour profile. Cinnamon is also a known blood sugar regulator, and chia seeds add some additional protein, along with healthy fats.
Now that you know why this acai bowl recipe is dah greatest, let’s proceed…
- 2 heaped tsps of high-quality freeze dried acai powder (I use Loving Earth Acai Powder. because it’s wild harvested and I wholeheartedly agree with their company philosophy).
- 1/2 a large frozen banana
- Handful of frozen berries (blueberries and raspberries are ideal)
- 1/2 cup of kefir, coconut milk, coconut water, yoghurt or almond milk (I use kefir for it’s probiotic prowess and it’s tarty flavour).
- 2 heaped tsps of a high-quality natural vanilla protein powder (I use Vanilla Vital Protein because it’s Australian, vegan, 100% natural and I like the taste, but some other great choices are Amazonia Raw Protein, 180 Natural protein Superfood – Coconut, or Bare Blends Vanilla Bean Whey Protein Isolate).
- 2 tsps of chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1-3 drops of stevia to taste (depending on the sweetness of the banana, sometimes you don’t need it)
Into a blender or Nutribullet chop up the frozen banana into smaller pieces. Add berries, acai powder, protein, cinnamon, chia seeds, and finish with adding your chosen liquid on top (this will help it blend better if using a Nutribullet).
Blend ingredients until combined into a thick frozen whip and use a spatula to pour into your finest bowl. You may need to stop at least once to move the ingredients around to assist with blending (if it’s too frozen it will get stuck into clumps in the blender).
Christen your acai bowl with your favourite toppings. My go-to is peanut butter, my homemade granola, and Himalayan salt.
My suggestions for optional toppings include:
- swirls or globs of peanut butter or ABC butter
- granola (the healthy kind)
- raw or toasted nuts and seeds (almonds, walnuts, brazil nuts, cashews, macadamias, peppitas, sunflower seeds, etc)
- dehydrated buckwheat groats
- chia seeds
- goji berries
- coconut flakes or shredded
- bee pollen
- Himalayan sea salt (this is my secret ingredient to accompany nut butter globs to balance the sweetness of the acai bowl)
- cacao nibs
- slices of fruits like banana, kiwi, berries (I usually keep this to absolute minimum as there is already a lot of fruit contained in the acai bowl recipe).
Eat. Amen. 🙏
* This version is my acai bowl recipe with powder not the frozen packs, which are also ahhhmazing. Why do I tend to use the powder? My freezer space is usually very limited so I’ve gotten into the habit of using acai powder vs frozen acai for my acai bowls. This recipe is optimised for the acai powder form. The ultimate frozen acai bowl recipe TBA.