Looking for a healthy and delicious breakfast that will keep you energized throughout the day? Look no further than this açaí smoothie bowl! This açaí bowl recipe is a colorful and refreshing treat not only packed with nutrients and antioxidants but also tastes amazing.

acai bowl in a coconut bowl on a wooden plank topped with granola, fresh berries, banana and mint leaves.

Whether you’re a health-conscious foodie or simply looking for a quick and easy breakfast option, the açaí smoothie bowl is the perfect way to start your day off on the right foot. Grab a spoon and get ready to indulge in a bowl of goodness!

Table of Contents
  1. Açaí Bowl Ingredients
  2. Buying the Right Açaí Packets
  3. How to Blend the Perfect Smoothie Bowl
  4. FAQs
  5. More Smoothie Bowl Recipes
  6. Açaí Smoothie Bowl Recipe

I started making smoothie bowls like the maple oat smoothie bowl for my kids as a fun snack that they could top however they wanted. It turned into the most requested snack when their friends came over and I loved sharing the smoothie love with everyone.

Açaí Bowl Ingredients

labeled ingredients including frozen cherries, frozen acai puree, banana, swiss chard and navel orange.

The açaí bowl recipe originated in Brazil as these berries are grown along the Amazon River. It made its way to Hawaii and then quickly to the rest of the United States since it’s easy to make, tastes delicious and has an infinite number of topping choices. My açaí bowl ingredients include:

  • Navel orange: This acts as a fruit, liquid and sweetener in this recipe. If prepping ahead, I don’t recommend freezing the orange since it will be harder to blend.
  • Swiss chard: I love how this leafy green tastes with berries and thought it would be a fun addition! These gorgeous leaves can be found in most grocery stores.
  • Banana: Add sweetness and a creamy finish with a banana. You can easily swap out the banana for an avocado to cut down on the natural fruit sugars in this recipe.
  • Frozen cherries: Cherries contain 18% of the RDI of vitamin C as well as a large amount of antioxidants.
  • Frozen açaí puree: Açaí (pronounced ah-sigh-EE) berries contain five grams of fat per serving, which is unique for a fruit. They also contain antioxidants that help protect the body from diseases like diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Buying the Right Açaí Packets

You’ll find açaí puree in the freezer section with other frozen fruit. Not all grocery stores carry this unique ingredient, so do a quick Google search before heading out so you know if your store carries them.

These packets are also not all created the same. Look for ones without added sugar or extra ingredients. I have the most success finding them at Whole Foods, Trader Joes and Sprouts. You can also check out your local health food store.

How to Blend the Perfect Smoothie Bowl

Blending the perfect smoothie bowl is all about finding the right balance of flavors and textures. You want a thick texture you can scoop with a spoon as well as a lovely flavor. Here’s how I blend mine:

blender container full of fresh and frozen ingredients.

Step 1: Add all the ingredients to a blender container. Pulse them a few times to chop before turning the blender on to thoroughly blend.

blended acai bowl in blender container.

Step 2: When blending, start on a low speed and gradually increase. This is supposed to be thick and will be thicker depending on how many of your ingredients are frozen. Stop and scrape down the sides as needed, until your blender is moving on its own.

KitchenAid blender with deep red blended smoothie inside.

Step 3: If the blender blades just won’t move, add a bit of water for extra liquid.

pouring acai smoothie bowl from a blender container into a coconut bowl.

Step 4: Scoop out the contents into a bowl and top as you want.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with toppings! Fresh fruit, healthy granola, coconut flakes, and nuts are all great options for adding extra flavor and crunch. Homemade nut butter can also add flavor and healthy fat.


Is an açaí bowl good for weight loss?

I weigh less when I focus on fueling my body with as many whole-food plants as possible. I like smoothies because they help me get in several fruits and veggies at once, but leave in the fiber which my body needs. You can make your bowl fit your needs by focusing on adding low-sugar ingredients, high iron, antioxidant-rich, protein-filled and more!

What’s the difference between a smoothie bowl and an açaí bowl?

There isn’t much difference between regular smoothie bowl ingredients and açaí bowl ingredients other than the ladder has açaí puree in it. You can use any other fruits, leafy greens and veggies in your bowl with just a little bit of liquid to get a scoopable result.

What’s in an açaí bowl?

You can put a wide variety of ingredients into an açaí smoothie bowl. My recipe contains orange, Swiss chard, banana, frozen cherries and frozen açaí puree. I topped mine with granola, assorted fresh berries, banana slices and fresh mint.

smoothie bowl topped with fresh berries, mint leaves and banana with a white spoon.

More Smoothie Bowl Recipes

Switching up your smoothie routine is both fun and easy when you exchange it for a smoothie bowl recipe. Here are some great options to get you started:

5 from 2 votes

Açaí Smoothie Bowl

This açaí smoothie bowl is fun to blend and enjoy! It's got the perfect blend of sweet, juicy ingredients and purees nicely so that you can top to your heart's content.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based
Serves: 1


  • blender


  • 1 orange peeled
  • ½ cup Swiss chard torn into pieces
  • 1 banana peeled
  • 1 cup cherries frozen
  • 1 packet açaí puree frozen
  • ¼ cup water optional
  • 1 serving homemade protein powder optional

For Topping:

  • 2 tbsp blueberries fresh
  • 2 tbsp granola
  • ¼ banana sliced
  • 2 tbsp blackberries fresh
  • 2 tbsp raspberries fresh
  • 2 mint leaves


  • Place all ingredients, except water, into a blender. Pulse a few times to combine then blend until smooth. Stop as needed to scrape down the sides.
  • If the blender blades won't move, add water just to get them moving.
  • Transfer contents to a bowl and add desired toppings. Serve immediately.


  • Add homemade protein powder to boost the bowl with 10g of protein.
  • Swap banana with 1/4 avocado to cut down on the natural fruit sugars.
  • Swap Swiss chard with the leafy greens of your choice.
  • Look for açaí puree without added sugar.


Calories: 544kcal, Carbohydrates: 103g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 62mg, Potassium: 1547mg, Fiber: 20g, Sugar: 60g, Vitamin A: 1784IU, Vitamin C: 115mg, Calcium: 157mg, Iron: 3mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Perfect for summer! I love smoothie bowls when it’s hot out, and just found a great granola to go with this acai bowl.

  2. 5 stars
    Your Açai Smoothie Bowl tastes as amazing as you said and is the very first smoothie bowl I’ve made! I want to say a particular thank you for including the nutrition facts. Having these details has made a difference at times with my choice of optional ingredients or ingredient swaps based on the nutritional profile I need to snarf. I appreciate you taking the time to include this info for us.