Superfood Smoothie- Acai Bowl Recipe

Acai bowls burst onto the scene over 2 years ago and they’re here to stay. Unfortunately, it can be hard to find an acai bowl in the UK, especially up North where I live. So I bought some acai powder and learnt to make my own.

Read on for my super easy, super healthy and antioxidant packed recipe.

Acai berries come from Central and South America. You can typically buy them in a powder or frozen form elsewhere in the world. It’s hailed as a ‘superfood‘ because  of it’s antioxidant properties – specifically the ability to boost immunity, repair and prevent cell damage and improve heart health. The berries have a yummy slightly fruity but rich taste, which I suspect has added to the popularity.

I’m not going to lie, acai powder is expensive. So let me share with you a trick to make your bag last for ages– pair your acai powder with frozen berries (which are also a great source of antioxidants) in a  fruity banana ice cream. This is a winning combination because it means you can use less powder and still keep the fruity taste and health benefits. I always follow this tip and I’ve managed to make my bag last for ages.

low coast acai bowl


Serves 1
3 of your 5-a-day

Acai Bowl Recipe


  • 1 tbsp acai powder
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • Toppings (optional)*
    • Fresh raspberries and blueberries
    • goji berries
    • coconut flakes
    • cacao nibs


  1. Blend all of the ingredients until smooth.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add your desired toppings.

* I’ve written a whole post on toppings so have a read and go crazy!! An acai bowl with granola would also be super yummy!

Did you know….

You can only count a variety of fruit once towards your 5-a-day. For example, the 1/2 cup of raspberries in the smoothie is one portion of fruit, if you added more on top that wouldn’t count as any extra. If you want to up your intake add a different fruit like mango or kiwi.


Do you love acai?

Try making my acai bowl version 2

homemade acai bowl



If I haven’t convinced you to try it but you still want a fruit breakfast bowl you could try my passionate pink smoothie or mango nectarine smoothie.


  1. January 3, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    That looks delicious! Can’t wait to try and make this. Thanks for sharing!

    • Heathy & Psyched
      January 3, 2017 / 7:48 pm

      Thanks Renee. Hope you enjoy it. I’ve also made it with frozen cherries which was very nice.

  2. February 26, 2017 / 3:55 am

    Absolutely beautiful! I am going to try making this for sure! 🙂

    • Heathy & Psyched
      February 26, 2017 / 8:05 pm

      Thanks Jasmine 🙂 Let me know if you try it – I hope you really like it.

  3. Emily
    February 27, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    What brand axis powder do you use I’ve been searching for one but can’t decide

    • Heathy & Psyched
      February 28, 2017 / 10:22 am

      Hi Emily, I have tried Loving Earth, OTE Superfoods and Nativas Naturals 🙂 They seem pretty similar. I think just go for the one that is the best value.

  4. Amaris Diaz
    June 8, 2017 / 3:12 am

    Do you use sweetened or unsweetened acai powder? Thanks!

    • Heathy & Psyched
      June 8, 2017 / 7:05 am

      Hi. I use an unsweetened one. I’ve never seen sweetened before actually. If you use a ripe banana that should help you add sweetness so you wouldn’t need a sweetened powder 🙂

  5. Samantha
    February 7, 2018 / 4:35 am

    Does the powder taste as good as the pulp ? I’ve had acai bowls a lot recently in Australia, all made with the pulp and desperately want to make my own now I’m back, but can’t find the pulp in my home town anywhere! If the powders as tasty and has the same amount of nutritional goodness, that will do just fine !
    Acai bowls are very common in Australia, they almost always blend the acai with a selection of fruit. Raspberries, mango and watermelon aka the “Waikiki” is seriously lush !

    • Heathy & Psyched
      February 7, 2018 / 11:10 am

      Hey. I think that the power is less sweet than the pulp, so you would want to blend it with other fruits- blending it with mango sounds amazing! I would love to go and eat my way round Australia – I went in 2010 and I think a lot of healthy cafes have popped up since then.
      You can buy the frozen pulp. If you’re in the UK it is sometimes in Tesco and probably Ocado and wholefoods.

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