The Big Game Açaí Bowl

So the big game is right around the corner, and full transparency, I’m definitely more invested in the snacks rather than the sport. Specifically, this Açaí bowl, that’s the perfect sweet snack for game day, with healthy fats like omega 3, 6, and 9, fiber and Vitamin A.

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1 serving
The Big Game Açaí Bowl

Creamy dreamy açaí bowl with loads of nut butter, crunchy granola, and tiny football chocolate truffles to keep it on theme with the big game! With SAMBAZON, my go-to brand for all things açaí. As always, I am using their unsweetened açaí packs that are USDA organic and have zero grams of sugar. 

Quick note,  to get your açaí bowl super thick and creamy, my favorite ratio is 2 packs of SAMBAZON’s Unsweetened Açaí paired with 2 medium frozen bananas. It’ll give you the perfect creamy texture. 

Serves: 1 person 

Prep Time: 5 minutes 

Blend Time: 3 minutes 

Total Time: 8 minutes 


  • 2 packs SAMBAZON Unsweetened Açaí Superfruit Packs
  • 2 medium frozen bananas 
  • 1/3 cup cashew milk or plant milk or choice 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt 
  • Football chocolate truffles*, see recipe below 
  • nut butter and granola for topping 


  1. Simply blend all of the ingredients together until the açaí looks smooth, creamy and thick. This process will take about 3-4 minutes, so just be patient and stop the blender as needed to scrape down the sides. Or if you're using a Vitamix, use your tamper to tamp down the mixture and pop any air bubbles. 
  2. Once the açaí is done blending, pop into a bowl and top with a few football chocolate truffles, granola and nut butter. 

Football Chocolate Truffles

These football chocolate truffles are rich, fudgy, chocolatey and taste exactly like a chocolate truffle, but with better-for-you ingredients.  

Serves: 16 football truffles 

Prep Time: 15 minutes 

Chill Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes 


  • 1/2 cup almond butter  
  • 1/2 honey or maple syrup  
  • 2 tsp cashew milk or plant milk of choice 
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste or vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt 
  • 1 1/4 cup oat flour 
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder 
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips 
  • Royal icing for piping the football laces


  1. Royal icing for piping the football laces
  2. Begin by lining a sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.  
  3. In a large mixing bowl, pour in the almond butter, honey or maple syrup, cashew milk, vanilla extract, and kosher salt. Whisk well to combine. Finally, add in the oat flour and cocoa powder. Mix the dough using a flexible rubber spatula until combined. You can use your hands as well if it’s too tough to mix with the spatula.  
  4. Scoop the dough out using a small cookie scoop, about 1 tbsp or less if you want mini footballs, and use your hands to roll the dough into a football shape. Place the truffles on the prepared baking sheet and repeat with the rest of the dough.  
  5. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or microwave until smooth and silky. If it seems too thick, you can add in 1 tsp of coconut oil to help it along. Dip one of the truffles into the melted chocolate using two forks, and tap the excess chocolate on the side of the bowl before transferring back to the baking sheet. Repeat with all the truffles.  
  6. Let the truffles chill in the fridge for 30 minutes until set. Then use royal icing or any type of white frosting to pipe football laces on each truffle.  
  7. These truffles keep well in the fridge for up to 5 days in an airtight glass container. 

Yasmeen Ali

@MunchingwithMariyah Creator

Yasmeen Ali is a food blogger, content creator, recipe developer and ski junkie dedicated to helping 20-somethings learn how to master the kitchen. Munching with Mariyah is a blog where you’ll find healthy plant-based recipes from spicy salad bowls, ooey gooey desserts, how-to guides, etc. And yes, ‘Mariyah’ is her middle name!

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