We often share new, unique Açaí recipes with you, but today we’re taking it back to the basics and sharing How to Make a Homemade Açaí Bowl. Join us and Chef/Health Coach Carly Paige of Fit Living Eats as we take you through a step by step guide of how to make your own delicious, creamy Açaí bowls!
Step 1: Gather Ingredients
First things first...ingredients! One of our favorite things about Açaí bowls is how customizable they are. There are an endless number of Açaí bowl recipes for you to try, which will allow you to create with different liquids, fruits, and toppings of your choice!
But for this specific recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- Non-Dairy Milk
- Frozen Bananas
- Frozen Blueberries
- Coconut Shreds
- Nut Butter
Step 2: Break
This step is one of the most important when making a DIY Açaí bowl!
Make sure to break up the frozen Açaí inside the packet and cut the packet in half before adding it to the blender. This helps to make the Açaí chunks smaller (similar to the size of frozen fruit chunks) for a quicker and smoother blending process in the next step!
Step 3: Blend
Once all ingredients are in your blender, it’s time to blend! We recommend starting with as little liquid as possible (about 1 oz per pack)...and only slowly adding more as needed. Patience is key when it comes to blending. Take breaks to mix and push down ingredients as well as give your blender a moment to rest. Continue this process, blending on low, until the Açaí blend reaches your desired consistency.
Step 4: Top
Now it’s time to transfer your Açaí to a coconut bowl and get to decorating with toppings! Some of our favorite toppings include granola, nut butters, and fresh fruit. But, just like we mentioned before, you can customize your Açaí bowl however you like! No matter what your toppings are, we have some tips to make your Açaí bowl totally Instagram-worthy:
- Place your toppings to one side, or around the edges of the bowl, so you can still see the delicious Açaí blend! Our rule of thumb is that 40% of your bowl should show the purple Açaí.
- Wipe the edges of the bowl so it appears clean.
- Add simple props or human elements! It can be something as simple as a nice spoon, hands grabbing the bowl, a placemat or plants!
Step 5: Enjoy!