Vanilla Berry Acai Bowl

Vanilla Berry Acai Bowl

A vibrant, tropical and simple breakfast bowl filled with superfoods, fruits and plant-based protein. This acai bowl is perfect for breakfast or a snack and can be topped with anything you like.

I love a good acai bowl and I’ll often have one when I am out for brunch – there is something so satisfying about a rich, creamy and thick smoothie bowl filled to the brim with wonderful toppings. As important as the toppings are, it is essential to have a great base to start with.

Vanilla Berry Acai Bowl

Vanilla Berry Acai Bowl

I have made so many smoothies in the past from green avocado-based ones to lots of banana and chocolate or berry-licious varieties. As much as I love them all, there is something special about an acai bowl. They hit the wellness foodie scene a couple of years ago and they were all the rage. The craze has certainly died down, but their popularity remains, and for good reason. Acai is from acai palm trees in South American rainforests, where they are similar to grapes. The seed is large and means there is only about 20% of fruit per berry! They are vitamin and nutrient-dense, so they are often referred to as a superfood. They are full of antioxidants like other berries, fibre, heart-healthy fats and are even a source of calcium (read more here).

Acai tends to be sold in frozen sachets which you then add to your smoothie base. They’re really easy and versatile – simply blend with your favourite fruits and liquid. I’ve kept this Vanilla Berry Acai Bowl pretty simple using all my favourite things. Add in a ripe banana, some frozen berries, vanilla protein powder and some plant-based milk and blend till really creamy and thick. A high-powered blender really helps to keep the thick texture while making it smooth.

Then comes the fun part – the toppings! I was kindly gifted a whole breakfast bundle along with some frozen acai from Sambazon, so I used all of these for my toppings. And it was perfect! A bit of crunch is essential on top of any smoothie bowl, in my eyes, as well as something creamy and soft. So, I went for some granola (check out my PB Granola, Everyday Granola or Chocolate Raw Nola which are perfect for this), some cacao nibs, dried goji berries (or other dried fruits), chia seeds, fresh banana and strawberry and a little syrup, too. But use whatever you like – this really is the time to get creative.

Vanilla Berry Acai Bowl

Vanilla Berry Acai Bowl

I hope you will enjoy this simple and delicious Vanilla Berry Acai Bowl. It takes 5 minutes to make and keeps you going all morning. It is naturally vegan, gluten-free and packs in at least 3 portions of fruit to get you started. It is thick and creamy, light and vibrant – a perfect start to the day.

If you are looking for more simple breakfast recipes, how about my Mocha Cold Brew Overnight Oats, Cinnamon Hemp Porridge, Ginger Mango Green Smoothie or Date and Cinnamon Skillet Pancake.

Vanilla Berry Acai Bowl

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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A vibrant, tropical and simple breakfast bowl filled with superfoods, fruits and plant-based protein. This acai bowl is perfect for breakfast or a snack and can be topped with anything you like.

Ingredients

  • 100g frozen acai (or more frozen berries)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 80g frozen berries
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein, optional*
  • 60ml plant-based milk
  • To serve:
  • Granola, dried goji berries, coconut, chia seeds, cacao nibs, chocolate peanuts, banana slices, strawberries, syrup

Directions


1. Add all the acai bowl ingredients to a blender and process until thick and creamy. Add more milk as necessary for a smooth consistency.
2. Pour into a bowl and top with your favourite toppings.

*for this recipe I used Nuzest Vanilla Protein which you can find here and use code NOURISHINGAMY for 10% off.**

Vanilla Berry Acai Bowl

Vanilla Berry Acai Bowl

I look forward to hearing what you think of this Vanilla Berry Acai Bowl – let me know in the comments below. Tag me in your breakfast bowls, too – I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy. I’m also on TwitterFacebook and Pinterest  – please say hello!

With acai love x

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6 thoughts on “Vanilla Berry Acai Bowl

  1. sophiedxx says:

    Hey Amy. Oh my gosh I love making my own Berry Smoothie bowls, especially thst I have got my own food mixer/ processor. I enjoy using Natuya açai mix to put into my smoothie bowls never tried vanilla protein sounds delicious! Splendid photography and such great words for sure and happy Tuesday! Hope you are well and staying safe 😁🌱🍓🍌xxxx Saved to my WordPress saved collection. So enjoy reading your post and finally I am all up to date reading all of your wonderful recipes that you post. You are so inspirational and I wish I could cook like you for sure. Have a great week

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  2. sophiedxx says:

    Aww Nuzest Europe powder I tried at Vegan life live last year at Alexandra Palace. When you made granola mini pots which was super. I really want to make my own granola and super toppings as always 🍓🤗😊xxxx

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