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The Most Delicious Acai Recipes From California Bloggers

The Most Delicious Acai Recipes From California Bloggers

Everything you need to know about making your own delicious acai bowl at home, brought to you by California bloggers!


5 min read

December 28, 2021

Oh, acai bowls—now that’s something we want to spoon. And can you blame us? It’s all the breakfast rage these days; you’ll find it floating around your TikTok feed, in the no-bake dessert catalogs, and conveniently close to the ice cream aisle at one of your favorite local supermarkets. But do you know exactly what acai bowls are or all the yummy possibilities acai recipes could entail? 

Basically, they are smoothie bowls that taste almost like ice cream and are commonly topped with fresh fruit and granola. But what makes these bowls a healthy breakfast option—the stars of the low-fat show if you will—are these magical things called ‘acai berries’. Hailing from acai palm trees native to Central and South America, these fruits are known for being high in antioxidants and super hard to get your hands on on the West Coast.

Best Acai Recipes from California Bloggers

An acai smoothie a day keeps the grumpiness away.

1. Vegan Acai Smoothie from Detoxinista

Live your best life, one acai smoothie at a time. This recipe from Detoxinista utilizes the superfruit to its fullest potential, culminating in a fresh, creamy shake that's the absolute best thing you need in the morning.

1 pouch frozen unsweetened acai puree
2 soft Medjool dates, pitted
½  cup fresh orange juice
1 cup water
1 cup frozen mango chunks
Large handful of fresh baby spinach
A handful of ice cubes (optional)

2. Acai Berry Bowl from I Heart Naptime

A sweet and simple way to combine fresh juice and your favorite frozen fruits, this acai bowl recipe from I Heart Naptime is an amazing on-the-go breakfast for adults and kids alike. Thick, creamy, and topped to perfection, this is the best smoothie bowl recipe that’ll hit you with an abundance of nutrients.

1 cup acai juice
1 cup frozen strawberries
½  frozen banana

¼  banana, sliced
¼  cup berries
1–2 tablespoons granola

Healthy, refreshing, and filling. An acai bowl is all you need for a good start to your day.

3. An Easy Breakfast Acai Bowl from Culinary Hill

Using only five ingredients (if you don't count the toppings), the wonderful acai smoothie bowl from Culinary Hill can be ready within minutes. An uber-healthy homemade spa-day treat, this yummy delight tastes as good as it looks.

½  cup apple juice
1 large banana
1 cup frozen berries
1 7-ounce container plain Greek yogurt
3 ½ ounces (or 1 packet) frozen acai berry purée broken into pieces

Desired fresh fruit
Shredded coconut

4. Acai Coconut Oatmeal Cookies by Sweet Simple Vegan

An oldie but goodie, this recipe from Sweet Simple Vegan is always an Instagrammable feast. Bake a batch for the whole family and pleasantly surprise them as they are getting ready for their day.

1 ¼  cup gluten-free rolled oats
½ cup organic acai juice 
½ cup coconut chips 
2 tablespoon gluten-free flour
2 tablespoon buckwheat flour
2 tablespoon coconut butter
2 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
5 Medjool dates, pitted
1 banana
¼–½  teaspoon powdered ginger
¼  teaspoon organic vanilla extract 

Those who know better would advise you to have an acai sorbet for each one of your mood swings.

5. Fresh Blackberry-Acai Sorbet from Healthy Happy Life

Whatever your taste buds tell you on a normal day, a scorching hot day will find you face-first, perched at your open freezer eating a blackberry-acai sorbet from Healthy Happy Life

Acai pack subs
1–2 scoops acai powder 
¼ cup frozen fruit (your choice)
1–2 ice cubes
⅓ cup fruit puree or fruit juice “ice cubes” (freeze into ice cube trays)
¼ cup frozen blueberries
1 teaspoon agave syrup, plus 1–2 ice cubes
⅓ cup any other frozen fruit

Creamy blackberry-acai sorbet
½ cup fresh organic blackberries, washed
1 frozen acai smoothie pack
1 large frozen banana
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice  
A few pinches of lemon zest
1–4 tablespoon non-dairy milk (coconut milk for a richer blend)
1 teaspoon agave or maple syrup, optional

6. Gluten Free Acai Berry Bowl from Sharon Palmer 

A super-nutrient-packed delight, this vegan acai berry bowl comes together so easily when you're following the frozen acai bowl recipe by Sharon Palmer. With only seven ingredients, you can make up this recipe in minutes and easily swap out the berries for other seasonal fruits such as strawberries, bananas, oranges, and peaches.

3 ½-ounce package acai puree, frozen and thawed
¾ cup cooked chilled quinoa
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon chia seeds
½ cup blueberries
½ cup blackberries
2 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut

Shake your troubles away with a fresh glass of strawberry acai smoothie.

7. Strawberry Acai Smoothie from Downshiftology

Delicious, simple, and easy to toss together, this acai smoothie recipe from Downshiftology proves once and for all that healthy food can be fun too.

3 ½-ounce packet frozen acai
1 banana
1 cup strawberries
¾  cup almond milk or cashew milk

8. No-Bake Gluten-Free Acai Maqui Berry Bars from Bakerita

The creamy no-bake acai maqui berry bars from Bakerita are full of antioxidants; they’re a punch of superfood power packed into a healthy and delicious dessert. And trust us, you won’t be able to get enough.

For the crust
¾ cup unsweetened flaked coconut
¼ cup almond flour
4 pitted Medjool dates
2 tablespoons coconut oil
¼ teaspoon kosher salt

For the cheesecake
2 cups raw cashews, soaked in cold filtered water for at least four hours or preferably overnight ½ cup canned full-fat coconut milk
¼ cup coconut oil, melted and cooled (use refined coconut oil if you want no coconut flavor)
⅓ cup pure maple syrup
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
¼ cup Acai Maqui Berry Mix

For garnish
Fresh or freeze-dried blueberries

Sweet Tooth? No problem. A coconut acai bowl will be the solution to all of your sweet craving.

9. Coconut Acai Bowl from What's Gaby Cooking

If you'd rather save money every time craving for an acai smoothie bowl strikes, this recipe from What's Gaby Cooking is here to save the day. 

For the acai puree
2 acai superfruit packs 
1 large banana
½  cup coconut water or unsweetened vanilla almond milk

For the toppings:
Sliced strawberries
Sliced bananas
Shredded coconut
Crumbled granola

10. Overnight Acai Quinoa Oatmeal by Sweet Simple Vegan

If you're an oatmeal fanatic but think the regular one is just a little too sweet to have every day, this acai recipe from Sweet Simple Vegan is an awesome alternative.

¾  cup oats
¼  cup quinoa
¾  cup Sambazon Acai “The Original” juice, plus more to top to serve
¾  cup almond milk or water
½  banana
2 tablespoon blueberries
1 date or sweetener of choice to taste
1 ½  tablespoon unsweetened coconut

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