This Peanut Butter Banana Acai Bowl is the perfect at home version of an acai bowl. I have a friend to thank for my introduction to acai bowls and I know I am WAY late on this one. However, better late than never! We went to a healthy restaurant and grabbed one of these for lunch and I was hooked. At that moment, I knew I needed to find a way to make these on my own.
Unfortunately, the only way to know (for the most part) what is in your food is to make it yourself! It took a little experimenting to figure out how to sweeten up the acai without adding any sugar or artificial sweeteners. If you are used to your acai being very sweet you may want to add honey or your preferred sweetener. I found this to be sweet enough to kick the bitterness from the acai.
Return to the Kitchen is a participant in the Amazon Affiliates Program. This post may contain affiliate links for which we may earn a profit if a purchase is made at no additional cost to you.
How to make your Peanut Butter Banana Acai Bowl:
To make the acai for the bottom of your bowl, in a food processor blend together: 1 frozen banana, 2 frozen strawberries, 1 packet of frozen unsweetened acai and 1/4-1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk. I found my acai packets at Trader Joe’s. You should be able to find it at most large grocery stores if you don’t have a Trader Joe’s in your area. Follow the directions on the acai packet to make it easy to remove from the package!
Pour the mixture between 2 bowls (or make 1 large bowl) and top with any toppings of your choice. Below I list the toppings I used in my peanut butter banana acai bowl! If you make 2 bowls and both aren’t used right away, store the second one in the freezer in an airtight container and defrost slightly before serving.
For tips on keeping bananas in the freezer for this recipe and lots of others check out How to Store Ripe Bananas.
For a behind the scenes look at Return to the Kitchen, be sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest! Also, if you make this recipe or any of our recipes be sure to tag us @returntothekitchen!
Looking for more recipes with peanut butter and banana? Check out our Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread or Peanut Butter Honey Muffins. For more delicious recipes try our Delicious Homemade Dark Chocolate Coconut Granola, Bacon and Cheese Quiche, Sour Cream Coffee Cake, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Scones, Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Smoothie, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Protein Bites, Easy Homemade Chocolate Hummus, Autumn Harvest Juice, Crock Pot Blueberry Applesauce, Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Overnight Oats, and Homemade Pop Tarts.
- 1 packet of acai
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 frozen strawberries
- 1/4- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (depending on the consistency you prefer)
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds
- 1/2 cup granola
- 2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
- Blend together your frozen banana, frozen strawberries, frozen acai (defrost slightly to remove from packet) and milk.
- Divide into 2 bowls or make 1 big serving. Put into freezer for 10-15 minutes to help it stay cold longer.
- Top each bowl with sliced banana, 1/4 cup peanut butter, 1/4 cup granola, and a sprinkle of hemp seeds and coconut.
- Serve and enjoy! If you only eat one serving store the other in the freezer in an airtight container and defrost slightly before eating.
Once blended acai can be frozen in airtight containers to use another time. Also, if necessary to add sweetener, add in blender!
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 bowl
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 789Total Fat: 53gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 36gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 320mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 12gSugar: 26gProtein: 27g