Best Homemade Acai Bowl

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The best ever homemade acai bowl made with simple and healthy ingredients! This gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan-friendly recipe is the perfect refreshment on a hot summer day. Ready in under 10 minutes, this smoothie bowl recipe is a true family favorite. Whether you are lounging by the pool, looking for post-workout fuel, or just craving something fresh and cold, this smoothie bowl is for you! It is sweetened naturally, loaded with vitamins, protein, antioxidants, and tastes like you are sitting on a beach in Bali.

best healthy homemade acai bowl

What’s the hype around smoothie bowls?

I have a very high standard for a “GOOD” acai bowl. Trust me on this. I’ve had my fair share of smoothie bowls, especially during my time abroad in Australia and Bali last year. So don’t try to serve me some strawberry banana smoothie in a bowl, topped with some granola, and call it an acai bowl. That won’t fly.

After getting back to the US, I was determined to find a restaurant that was even half as good as one of my abroad bowls. I had zero luck. Dishearted, I decided to mess around in the kitchen. After many failed attempts, I have finally found THAT bowl.

I think I have just converted from a smoothie girl to an acai bowl girl. This recipe is out of this world! I am obsessed. Seriously. Catch me making this daily all summer long. It’s so refreshing and tasty!

I dare you to try this recipe; it will blow your mind! You can add whatever toppings you want: from granola, cereal, cacao nibs, shredded coconut, banana slices, berries, to chia seeds. I honestly feel like I am right back in Bali, sitting on the beach.

Ingredients for a healthy acai bowl

You seriously do not need to go to a store to buy an overpriced acai bowl. I’ve got you covered. This recipe is SO easy and only calls for 6 ingredients. Just throw everything into a blender and BAM you’ve got a restaurant worth, refreshing, and healthy bowl with no added sugar! Here is what you need for your homemade acai bowl recipe:

  • Frozen blueberries
  • Frozen mixed berries
  • Plain greek yogurt
  • Chia seeds
  • Acai powder (this one is super affordable!)
  • Banana

Best toppings for healthy Homemade acai bowl

You seriously can’t go wrong with any topping. I mean they are all so delicious! Obviously, I have a few favorites…..

How to make a thick smoothie

Ok so here the deal… there is definitely a trick to making your smoothies THICK and spoonable over super thin. What to know my secret???

Here it comes….. you MUST blend your frozen berries, fruits, and vegetables in your food processor or blender before adding plant milk, water, or yogurt. It is a game changer. Try it. I promise.

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Best Homemade Acai Bowl

  • Author: Tati Chermayeff
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


The best ever homemade acai bowl made with simple and healthy ingredients! This gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan-friendly recipe is the perfect refreshment on a hot summer day. 


  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt *
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp acai powder
  • 1/2 of a banana
  • 46 ice cubes


  1. In a blender or food processor add frozen blueberries and frozen mixed berries. Blend until completely combined, around 30 – 45 seconds. Almost a sand looking texture.
  2. Add in yogurt, chia seeds, acai powder, Camu Camu powder, and beetroot powder. Pulse until combined.
  3. Add in banana and ice cubes. Start with 4 ice cubes and continue to add until you get your desired consistency. It should be very thick.
  4. Spoon into a bowl and add toppings of choice! Enjoy 🙂


* YOGURT OPTIONS: I love plain Greek yogurt, but any type should work. If vegan, use coconut yogurt.

  • Category: Breakfast & Snacks
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Smoothie, Smoothie Bowl, Acai Bowl, Breakfast, Gluten-free

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  • Bella S
    Posted at 22:44h, 29 August Reply

    this is the best. i make it almost everyday! so refreshing but also sweet. addictive!

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 13:38h, 10 September Reply

      Hi Bella! I am so excited to hear this – it’s delicious!

  • Issy
    Posted at 17:05h, 15 January Reply

    SO delicious!! I’m usually not a huge fan of Acai bowls but this was so so good. Will be making it a lot!!

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 10:51h, 17 January Reply

      Hi Issy, super excited to hear that! I totally agree too 🙂

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