Breakfast Superfood: Three Acai Bowl Recipes You Need To Try

Goodbye bagels and cream cheese. So long scrambled eggs and toast. There’s a new breakfast of champions on cafe menus and kitchen tables alike. Acai bowls have been called the world’s best healthy breakfast, and the buzz is well-deserved.

Bursting with nutrients and popping colors, acai bowls are similar to super-thick smoothies garnished with your choice of toppings. Oatmeal, almonds, hazelnuts, granola, quinoa, fresh fruit, peanut butter and coconut shavings are popular topping choices at many local juice or smoothie spots, but additional ingredients can include almost anything.

These health-happy breakfast bowls feature the acai berry, a superfood from Brazil that improves the heart, clears up the skin and aids in weight loss. The tropical fruit also happens to taste almost as sweet as ice cream. And let’s face it… healthy ice cream is what breakfast dreams are made of.

What is the Acai Berry?

The first thing you need to know about the berry is how to say its name properly. It’s pronounced “ah-sigh-EE,” which makes sense when you think about it, as you’ll have a long sigh of fulfillment after you eat an acai breakfast bowl!

Native to the rainforests of South America, the acai berry is similar in shape to a grape, but with a more complex taste. The dark purple berry is described as having a red wine-like flavor with faint hints of chocolate. Each berry contains around 10 percent fruit juice and pulp, as well as a large seed.

What Are the Health Benefits of the Acai Berry?

The acai berry has been heralded as a superfood, a potent fruit that packs a host of health benefits. Surfers were the first people who touted the health benefits of the acai berry, claiming it boosted their energy levels and gave them a feeling of satisfied lightness. Once the secret was out, well, it didn’t take long for the obscure South American fruit to find its way to cafes and breakfast tables across the world. Packed with a high concentration of antioxidants, amino acids, fiber, vitamins (C, A, B1, B2, B3, and E), and minerals, the acai berry has an excellent nutritional profile. The antioxidant-rich berry has been linked to the following health benefits:

  • Heart health
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Promotes healthy skin and hair
  • Helps digestion
  • Reduces irritation
  • Immune Booster
  • Energy booster
  • Improves metabolic function

There are numerous acai breakfast bowl recipes. The best advice that we can give: don’t get caught in an acai bowl rut. When it comes to toppings and additions, get creative, think outside-the-bowl, and explore different flavor combinations. Here are three easy to make acai breakfast bowl recipes to get you started.

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Banana Cacao Avocado Acai Bowl

Banana Cacao Avocado Acai Bowl

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Sweet and creamy, one taste of this energy-boosting breakfast bowl and you might mistake it for a milkshake. If you like a little sweetness with your breakfast, skip the donuts and power up with this heavenly blend.
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Sweet and creamy, one taste of this energy-boosting breakfast bowl and you might mistake it for a milkshake. If you like a little sweetness with your breakfast, skip the donuts and power up with this heavenly blend.
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Ingredients
  • 1 Frozen Unsweetened Pack of Acai blended
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1 Large Banana blended
  • 1 Medjool Date pitted and blended
  • 1/2 Avocado pitted and blended
  • Cacao Nibs for topping
  • Granola for topping
  • Unsweetened Shredded Coconut for topping
  • Berries for topping

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  • 1 Frozen Unsweetened Pack of Acai blended
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1 Large Banana blended
  • 1 Medjool Date pitted and blended
  • 1/2 Avocado pitted and blended
  • Cacao Nibs for topping
  • Granola for topping
  • Unsweetened Shredded Coconut for topping
  • Berries for topping

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Instructions
  1. Put acai, almond milk, banana, date, avocado and cacao powder in a blender. Blend ingredients until smooth and creamy.
  2. Place contents of the blender in a breakfast bowl and top with cacao nibs, granola, berries and unsweetened shredded coconut.
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Pumpkin Papaya Acai Bowl

Pumpkin Papaya Acai Bowl

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It’s the perfect fall recipe, but you can also make it anytime of the year. It’s easy to get caught in a berry rut when making breakfast bowls. Pumpkin is a creative alternative to all those berries. The pumpkin papaya acai bowl is a nutritional powerhouse, packed with antioxidants, healthy fats, potassium and vitamins. (image via Breakfast Criminals)
Pumpkin Papaya Acai Bowl

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It’s the perfect fall recipe, but you can also make it anytime of the year. It’s easy to get caught in a berry rut when making breakfast bowls. Pumpkin is a creative alternative to all those berries. The pumpkin papaya acai bowl is a nutritional powerhouse, packed with antioxidants, healthy fats, potassium and vitamins. (image via Breakfast Criminals)
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Ingredients
  • 1 Frozen Unsweetened Pack of Acai blended
  • 1/2 can Organic Pumpkin blended
  • 1/2 cup Papaya blended
  • 2/3 Banana blended
  • 1 tbsp Maca
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon or Pumpkin Spice
  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • Cashews for topping
  • Pomegranate Seeds for topping

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  • 1 Frozen Unsweetened Pack of Acai blended
  • 1/2 can Organic Pumpkin blended
  • 1/2 cup Papaya blended
  • 2/3 Banana blended
  • 1 tbsp Maca
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon or Pumpkin Spice
  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • Cashews for topping
  • Pomegranate Seeds for topping

Servings: serving

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Instructions
  1. Combine acai, pumpkin, papaya, banana, maca, cinnamon and almond milk in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Top with remaining banana, papaya, cashews and pomegranate seeds.
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Banana Peanut Butter Acai Bowl

Banana Peanut Butter Acai Bowl

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Acai berries have faint chocolate notes, so it makes sense to pair them with peanut butter. In fact, some say chocolate and peanut butter is the best flavor combination in the world. H.B. Reese was certainly on to something when he created "Penny Cups" in 1928. Peanut butter is packed with protein, making this the go-to breakfast bowl when you need an extra boost in the morning.
Banana Peanut Butter Acai Bowl

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Acai berries have faint chocolate notes, so it makes sense to pair them with peanut butter. In fact, some say chocolate and peanut butter is the best flavor combination in the world. H.B. Reese was certainly on to something when he created "Penny Cups" in 1928. Peanut butter is packed with protein, making this the go-to breakfast bowl when you need an extra boost in the morning.
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Ingredients
  • 3.5 oz Frozen Acai Package blended
  • 1 Banana blended
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Berries blended
  • 1/4 cup Plain Yogurt blended
  • 2 tbsp Organic Peanut Butter blended
  • 1 cup Nuts for topping
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut for topping
  • 1 cup Cacao Nibs for topping

Servings: serving

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Ingredients
  • 3.5 oz Frozen Acai Package blended
  • 1 Banana blended
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Berries blended
  • 1/4 cup Plain Yogurt blended
  • 2 tbsp Organic Peanut Butter blended
  • 1 cup Nuts for topping
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut for topping
  • 1 cup Cacao Nibs for topping

Servings: serving

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  1. Mix acai, berries, 1/2 banana, yogurt and peanut butter in a blender until smooth.
  2. Scoop the mixture into a large bowl, top with nuts, shredded coconut, cacao nibs and finish with banana slices.
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