Acai Berry Bowl, Gluten-free Print Recipe Print Recipe

 

It was right after I delivered Gray. I had a quick nap, I snuggled my brand new beautiful baby and then next thing I knew my sister was walking in with a large, icy cold acai bowl. It was in heaven! With all of it.

My first few weeks of motherhood, my sister never came empty handed. Eventually, I’d meet her at the shop, that was conveniently located right next to her office. We couldn’t stop. We didn’t even try. We even got BEN addicted to them!

 

 

The craving lasted MONTHS.

I was determined. It was time I replicated this acai bowl, at home. The first few times, it was too watery. I’m also not a huge banana fan so had to tweak a few times (adding frozen berries helped!) to find the right balance. My sister would literally spy on them as they made it at the shop and then text me.

It became a daily experiment.  No complaints.

 

 

I almost saved this recipe for warmer weather, but the craving has returned. And I’ve clearly welcomed it.

Now I just need to figure out how to make a portable version of this so I can take it to work…

 

 

Berry Acai Bowl, Gluten-free

makes 1 large bowl or 2 small bowls

Ingredients

  •  1 frozen acai packet – I like Sambazon, unsweetened or sweetened
  • 1 small banana, preferably frozen
  • 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
  • 4-5 medium frozen strawberries
  • 1/2-3/4 cup soy, almond or milk of choice

Toppings

  • coconut flakes, unsweetened
  • fresh berries or fruit, depending on the season or preference
  • gluten-free granola – currently liking this and this brand
  • chia seeds
  • ground flax seeds
  • and/or whatever else is in season or sounds good

Directions

note: I found the best results were removing the frozen acai packet, wrap in a dish towel and with a heavy object (such as a hammer or garlic press?), beat the crap out of it. Best to do it on a wooden cutting board or hard subject.

Add all the ingredients into the blender.  Blend until smooth. Pour into a large bowl or divide between two small bowls. Add toppings, as much or as little as you like.

Enjoy!

 

*gluten-free *dairy-free – depending on milk of choice

 

 

 

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  • http://glitzglamglutenfree.com Emily @ Glitz Glam Gluten-Free

    I have fallen in love with acai bowls over the past year. They are delicious and I like eating my smoothie with a spoon! To go for a more budget friendly alternative (the small in-store is $13!) I recently bought the packets and have been experimenting too! Can’t wait to try your recipe!

  • http://www.perpetuallycaroline.com/ Caroline L.

    Acai bowls are my favorite! I had an incredible one in Orange County, and have been craving that particular one ever since. When I was in NYC this summer, all I wanted was a proper acai bowl but the juice shops there always had them loaded up with veggies or peanut butter. I just wanted some granola and berries, is that too much to ask for??
    http://www.perpetuallycaroline.com

  • Jamie | Jamie’s Recipes

    This looks so refreshing! I am glad you didn’t wait to share it.

  • Bryn Miyahara

    Obsessed with these and can’t wait to eat more when we go to Hawaii! Quick question – do you use sweetened or flavored almond/soy milk?

  • WithStyleGrace

    I know, they add up!! have fun experimenting!

  • WithStyleGrace

    veggies and peanut butter?? yikes. California knows what’s up. I’m with you – granola and berries.

  • WithStyleGrace

    It’s random. I’ll either to unsweetened vanilla almond milk or sweetened soy 🙂 I know, I don’t really make sense.

  • http://www.londonrubbishremoval.org.uk/ William Dunn

    This is the perfect breakfast! And sometimes before training:)
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  • http://www.curtain-cleaning.co.uk/ Poppy Jones

    Yummy yummy! I want some of this please! 🙂
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  • http://localcleanerschelsea.co.uk/ Sophia Matthews

    This is looking amazing! Acai bowls are my favourite, I will try this for breakfast tomorrow. Thank you for the idea 🙂

  • Joanna Benson

    Wow… I love these bowls no matter what type of fruit is in them, but one of my faves is acai blueberry with strawberries… makes me want one right now!
    acaiblueberry.net

  • http://www.carpetcleaningservicesinlondon.com/blog Bethany Thomson

    Looks like the perfect breakfast!