Why you'll love this recipe
- These bowls are packed with protein and ready in minutes.
- Pair these acai protein bowls with your favorite toppings like fresh fruit and homemade granola.
- Minimal ingredients and completely customizable.
- Enjoy a bowl with 43 grams of protein to get your morning started.
What is a acai bowl?
If you’ve never had a acai bowl, it’s a smoothie bowl with the smoothie made from acai berries. The bowl is loaded with toppings like sliced fruit and berries, granola, chai seeds and nuts. Restaurants serve them all over America but they are actually very easy to make at home with this acai protein bowl recipe.
Are you using acai berries?
For these protein bowls we’re using a packaged acai blend for our base. I am using the Sambazon Açaí Pure Unsweetened Superfruit Frozen Smoothie Packs which can be found in your local store freezer section and even at some Targets.
What makes this a protein bowl?
To add protein to these acai bowls we’re using a combination of nonfat Greek yogurt and vanilla protein powder. You can use your favorite brand of Greek yogurt; I like the 0% nonfat unflavored Greek Yogurt by Fage. My husbands like the 5% unflavored Fage. Use your favorite vanilla protein powder for this recipe but I recommend using Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey Vanilla Ice Cream. It is my prefered vanilla for baking and cooking with and blends nicely in these bowl .
Can I add more things to the base?
Definitely! The base for these acai protein bowls are basic with only 3 main ingredients. This makes it not only delicious but easy to prep. For a thicker bowl add frozen fruit like banana or strawberries. You could also add frozen avocado for a added creaminess. All of these things will change the nutrition facts of your base.
Is this gluten and dairy free?
Greek yogurt is not dairy free but you could use your favorite dairy free alternative for this acai protein bowl. For protein powder I would suggest using a certified gluten free option.
What kind of toppings go on acai bowls?
Anything you want! These acai protein bowls are great with homemade granola or storebought, fresh fruit, chia seeds or even bee pollen. Add whatever sounds good to you!
Ingredients and Substitutes:
These are the main ingredients and substitutions. See recipe card below for full ingredients list and instructions for these acai protein bowls.
Açaí Pure: this recipe uses 1 pack of Sambazon Açaí Pure Unsweetened Superfruit Frozen Smoothie Packs. You can use any other brand you’d like but I have found these are easy to find and have minimal added ingredients.
Greek Yogurt: I am using 0% Nonfat Unflavored Greek Yogurt. You can use any Greek yogurt, regular yogurt or a dairy free alternative.
Protein Powder: as previously mentioned I like baking and cooking with Optimum Nutrition, Gold Standard 100% Whey, Protein Powder, Vanilla Ice Cream. Use your favorite vanilla protein powder for this recipe.
Toppings: these acai protein bowls are great with homemade granola or storebought, fresh fruit, chia seeds or even bee pollen. Add whatever sounds good to you! Nutrition facts are for the base only.
How to make these acai protein bowls:
Make your base
In a high speed blender add the acai blend, greek yogurt and protein powder and blend until smooth. Pour in a bowl.
Add whatever toppings you’d like. Some of my favorites are:
- fresh berries
- shredded coconut
- chia seeds
- bee pollen
- creamy peanut butter
- PB2 mixed with water
- chopped nuts
The nutrition facts are for one acai protein bowl without any toppings. If you’re tracking log al; added toppings as you add them. This makes these bowls completely customizable to not only what fits your calorie goals but to the season and what’s fresh!
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Acai Protein Bowls
- High Speed Blender
- 1 packet Sambazon Açaí Pure Unsweetened Superfruit Frozen Smoothie Packs
- 3/4 cup 0% nonfat plain Greek yogurt 170g
- 1 scoop Vanilla protein powder 31g
- Let the Acai packet melt about halfway through by placing in a bowl of warm water or leaving out on the countertop. Completely melting adds a bit more liquid to the base so it is up to you.
- Add the acai, greek yogurt and protein powder to a blender and mix until smooth.
- Pour the base in a bowl and add your toppings.
Would you recommend meal prepping this?
I think it’s best when you make it at the time you want it vs. meal prepping it.