How to make the perfect açai bowl

Leonie Hanne Acai bowl collage

As you might have noticed from my IG stories, I’m the biggest açai lover! It’s honestly my favourite thing to have for breakfast and I could happily eat it every day. Normally, I spend a lot of time travelling for work and one of my passions is to find the best açai bowl in the area. I try out as many superfood cafés as I can so I can be sure about which one serves up the absolute best açai. It’s always a tough call to make but someone has to do it ;).

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In the past, I tried to make homemade açai and it didn’t go very well, but now that we have been staying in for a few weeks, Alex and I have had lots of time to practice and perfect the best recipe. I hope it helps to make your mornings sweeter! <3

Ingredients

For the base, you will need to following ingredients:

  • 1 sachet of unsweetened açai puree
  • 1 frozen banana
  • Plant-based milk (I use almond or soy vanilla)
  • 1tsp nut butter
  • 1 date

For the toppings, I recommend the following:

  • Granola (my London favourites are cacao and vanilla buckwheat granola from Juicebaby, or Rawnola from RawPress)
  • Hemp seeds
  • Sliced banana
  • Coconut flakes
  • Cacao nibs

Equipment

If all the ingredients are to hand, it’s time to get your equipment ready! You will need:

Once you have become a huge açai bowl fan like myself, you might even want to invest in a few jars to help organise and separate everything. Because I make açai bowls so often, I even went one step further with the organisation and purchased a label maker to sort out my toppings! It gives me so much joy to be prepared when making my bowls :).

Method

Ready for action?

  1. First, put the frozen pack of açai and the frozen bananas in the blender. Many of you have asked me where I get my açai, and I have recently discovered a local UK brand, Ama-Vida, whose açai smoothie pack is amazing!
  2. To get move things along, add a splash of plant-based milk. Ensure the safety cap is on and let the magic begin! My trick is to not keep the blender going for too long. Normally, I blend three times for 40 seconds each time, to make sure the texture is perfect. It should be almost like sorbet at this point.
  3. Once you get the texture of the base to your liking, you are ready to serve into your bowl. You guys have asked me so much about my coconut bowls and I can assure you, these cute bowls definitely make my açai experience better!
  4. Finally, add your toppings. I usually add peanut butter, banana slices, coconut flakes, cacao nibs and sometimes some berries (blueberries, strawberries, anything you love).
  5. Breakfast is served!

Let me know whether you tried my recipe and if you love it as much as I do!

P.S. Though açai bowls are my favourite, there are lots of other smoothie bowls and vegan breakfasts that I love and so I’ll be sharing some more easy, at-home recipes with you very soon! <3

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6 Comments

  1. Lieselotte Philips
    13. April 2020 / 17:08

    Now I’m making Acaï bowl too but instead of using puree I use acaï powder. My bowls are always very liquid and not the thickness that you got, what can I do about that? If I add less almond milk than it mixes not that good and too much, it’s to liquid
    Thank you! Love your posts!!

  2. Lieselotte Philips
    13. April 2020 / 17:09

    Now I’m making Acaï bowl too but instead of using puree I use acaï powder. My bowls are always very liquid and not the thickness that you got, what can I do about that? If I add less almond milk than it mixes not that good and too much, it’s to liquid
    Thank you! Love your posts!!

  3. Leonie
    Author
    16. April 2020 / 14:37

    Try the sachets! As they are frozen it really helps to make the bowl thick <3

  4. Leila
    20. April 2020 / 16:43

    This Açai bowl looks so fab! What can I use instead of nut butter? I have a nut and seed allergy X

  5. Leonie
    Author
    4. May 2020 / 19:42

    Hi love, nut butter is not a must – I only add it because I like the taste so you can easily leave it out! <3

  6. Stephanie
    26. May 2020 / 23:36

    Oh, I love you Leonie! You are so thoughtful and adorable. I can’t wait to try this. Thank you for sharing in such detail <3

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