This Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Acai Bowl is the perfect at home version of an acai bowl. The acai is blended with banana, strawberries and milk and then loaded with toppings! This bowl makes for a delicious breakfast, lunch or snack.
How to Make a Healthy 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. 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. 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.
Toppings for Acai Bowls
Acai bowls can be topped with whatever you desire. Here are some ideas:
- Fresh fruit- bananas, berries, etc.
- Granola- we love our Homemade Dark Chocolate Coconut Granola on acai bowls!
- Hemp seeds or chia seeds
- Chocolate chips or cacao nibs
- Nut butter
- Shredded coconut
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! While fruit does have natural sugar there are many benefits! Acai has high amounts of anti-oxidants and fatty acids which are both beneficial to your health. To keep your acai bowl healthy try to avoid adding lots of extra sugar in your toppings.
Acai can be found in most grocery stores in the freezer section. Trader Joe’s also carries it. It is available in sweetened and unsweetened versions. Buy whichever you prefer. Also, it comes in frozen acai packets that are the perfect size for a smoothie or acai bowl.
As long as your toppings are vegan and gluten-free then yes! The base of the bowl is also vegan if you use a non-dairy milk such as almond or oat milk.
To store extra acai after blending it, pour into an airtight container and store in the freezer. Take out 20 minutes before serving and then add toppings right before eating. It can also be microwaved for 20-30 seconds if you forget to take it out of the freezer.
Absolutely! Blend your favorite protein powder in with the frozen berries, banana and acai. Any protein powder can be used but I would recommend vanilla protein powder for this recipe.
Frozen fruit gives this acai bowl a nice thick texture similar to a smoothie bowl. If you don’t use frozen fruit the bowl will not stay cold as long and will be much thinner in texture.
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- 1 frozen acai pack
- 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!
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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