The Best Acai Bowl Recipe

This homemade acai bowl recipe is the best! Easy to make, healthy, thick, and topped with granola, berries, banana, and a drizzle of honey.

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acai bowl recipe with drizzled honey

I fell in love with acai bowls during my college days in San Diego, there is really nothing more refreshing than a thick superfood smoothie bowl topped with fresh fruit, granola and a drizzle of honey. It is light and filling at the same time and perfect on a sunny day.



Ingredients For Acai Bowl Recipe

Acai You can find these frozen packets at most grocery stores in the freezer section. I get mine at Trader Joe’s usually. I always buy the unsweetened version.

(Frozen) Banana I always use a frozen banana but if you only have a fresh banana and don’t want to wait for it to freeze that’s fine, just add a little ice if needed for consistency.

Frozen Berries/Fruit I like to add frozen strawberries and blueberries typically, but you can add whatever fruit you like, peaches, cherries, raspberries, etc. You can play around with flavors.

Coconut Water try to get a brand that has no added sweeteners or weird ingredients.


Fruit sliced bananas, fresh strawberries, blueberries, and whatever fresh fruit you have on hand.

Granola you can use a homemade granola or a store-bought kind. It adds a nice crunch!

Extras like chia seeds, flax seeds or ground flax, cocao nibs, coconut flakes, and a drizzle of honey. You can customize your acai bowl however you like!


How to Make this Acai Bowl Recipe at Home

To make this acai bowl recipe at home simply add the acai, fruit and 3/4 cup coconut water to your blender. Add more coconut water as needed until you have a nice thick mixture. A good way to keep your acai bowl recipe thick is to chill your bowl in the freezer ahead of time.

acai bowl recipe all blended up

Divide smoothie into two bowls and top with granola, fresh fruits, honey and any other toppings you like! chia seeds, flax seeds, cocao nibs, and coconut flakes are all great additions.

acai bowl recipe with banana, berries, granola and honey

how to make acai bowls at home
5 from 19 votes

Acai Bowls

Acai bowls are such a refreshing breakfast, lunch, or even light dinner! Blend it up quickly and top with your favorite fruit and granola for a refreshing and healthy meal!

Course Breakfast, dinner, lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword acai, acai bowl, blended recipe, blender recipe, bowl, green smoothie, healthy breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 572 kcal


  • 2 3.5 oz frozen acai packets
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 3/4-1 cup coconut water


  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 cup granola
  • drizzle honey
  • chia seeds, flax seeds, cocao nibs, coconut flakes optional toppings


  1. Add acai packets, frozen banana, frozen strawberries, frozen blueberries and 3/4 cup of coconut water to blender.

    the best acai bowl in the making
  2. Blend until desired thickness, adding more coconut water as needed.

    easy acai bowl in blender
  3. Divide into two chilled bowls and top with granola, fresh strawberries, blueberries and banana slices. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with additional desired toppings. 

    how to make acai bowls at home

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Nutrition Facts
Acai Bowls
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 572 Calories from Fat 317
% Daily Value*
Fat 35.2g54%
Saturated Fat 6.6g41%
Sodium 199mg9%
Potassium 3231mg92%
Carbohydrates 161.3g54%
Fiber 19.3g80%
Sugar 97.3g108%
Protein 21.5g43%
Calcium 250mg25%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Jessica Formicola says

    5 stars
    I’ve been dying to make an acai bowl at home! So glad I found this recipe- trying it for breakfast tomorrow!

  2. 5 stars
    Acai is healthy and delicious, and now thanks to your post, I know there are bagged frozen acai in the grocery store! Time to head to Trader Joe’s and grab some.

  3. Acai bowls are my favorite, and they’re especially good homemade! Yours looks amazing!

  4. 5 stars
    I love Acai bowls, but need to make my own!! 🙂 I love the beautiful colour of them. You have decorated it wonderfully too which delicious, fresh produce!

    • Thanks, Alex. We love making our own and you can play around with whatever produce is in season for toppings.

  5. 5 stars
    This looks delicious. I eat a lot of overnight oats and smoothie bowls. Will try this variation next week!

  6. 5 stars
    I love Acai bowls and so glad to find the Acai at Trader Joe’s. I am going to try your frozen banana trick so my bowl comes out more frozen.

  7. 5 stars
    This acai bowl is the perfect breakfast with the creamy berry base and crunchy granola on top.

  8. 5 stars
    This is one of the beautiful acai bowl i have seen. Need to find acai here locally to try it. Superb!

  9. Lesli Schwartz says

    5 stars
    I love a good acai bowl! So beautiful with the fresh berries and love the addition of the coconut water!

  10. 5 stars
    I don’t know why I don’t make and eat more açai bowls. These are so tempting. I think I’ll pop out to the store to grab what I need for them!

  11. 5 stars
    I need to look for acai at my local grocery store. This looks so tasty!

  12. 5 stars
    A lovely bowl that really gave me wings yesterday. I have added some walnuts for some extra texture. absolutely beautiful.

  13. 5 stars
    This is interesting, I did not knew about acai bowls, thanks for the share. Would be so good to start a day with this healthy filling breakfast acai bowls.

  14. 5 stars
    What a great healthy recipe. I love to start my mornings with a healthy smoothie bowl.

  15. Jar of Lemons says

    5 stars
    This is such a beautiful recipe! It has all the right flavors and textures as well! YUM!

  16. 5 stars
    This surely looks like the best acai bowl! Love the many different textures and layers of flavors here!

  17. 5 stars
    I am always looking for healthy and delicious breakfast recipes, especially ones that I enjoy but are filling. I especially like being able to mix it up with different toppings!

  18. 5 stars
    This Acai bowl is simply the best as you said. I haven’t tried yet but loved to try as soon as I can get Frozen Acai.

  19. 5 stars
    I love acai bowls! So colourful, tasty and healthy! Perfect for a snack or breakfast! Its the best thing to have on a hot summer day too!

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