About Recipe

The trendy acai bowl (pronounced ah-sigh-eh) has quickly become a popular item in cafés around the world due to its high concentration of antioxidants.

If you are a sucker for pretty smoothie bowls, like me, you are likely to have spotted a fair few of these purple bowls of goodness on Instagram, but have you tried making one yourself?

Combined with other delicious berries, protein powder and an array of toppings, it makes for a quick, healthy and balanced breakfast or snack.

  • Serves1
  • Prep10m
  • CookNA
  • Difficulty1/10


  • 2 dl/1 cup frozen berries – I have used a mix of blueberries, blackberries and raspberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp acai powder
  • 20g protein power – I have used vanilla flavoured protein

    Suggested toppings


    Sliced banana

    Fresh berries


    Chia seeds


    Toasted coconut

    Nut butter


If you are using a cup start by adding the banana followed by your powder ingredients and finish with your frozen berries.

If you are using a blender pitcher start by adding your frozen berries followed by your powder ingredients and finish with the banana.

Adding your ingredients in this order will ensure you get a smooth and perfectly blended smoothie.

Blend until the mixture has reached a smooth but relatively thick consistency. I use a Ninja Blender Duo.

Serve in a bowl with your favourite toppings!

Liscus tip – The acai powder itself is quite tart and tastes like a mix of nuts, blackberries and cacao, so if you want to make your acai bowl sweeter you can add a bit of honey or agave syrup when mixing it.