Acai Bowl with Coconut and Pomegranate

Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes

This easy to make smoothie breakfast trend is ready in minutes and will fuel your day with two powerful superfruits. Very customizable!

an amazing acai bowl

One of the many reasons I love to travel is the inspiration I return home within the kitchen. Inevitably, I always come home inspired and excited to recreate several dishes I enjoyed on my trip.

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Acai Bowls from Jugo Fresh Miami

Case in point: during my recent visit to Miami’s South Beach I feel in love with the fresh and flavorful acai bowls. From the minute I took one bite I knew right away I needed to recreate them at home.

perfectly prepared acai bowl

Frequently asked questions:

What is acai?

If you’re not familiar with acai, it’s a berry native of Central and South America that is naturally tart.

Where do you buy acai?

Commonly sold in frozen puree packets, you can but acai at places like Costco, Trader Joe’s and possibly at your local grocery store.

How do you prepare frozen acai?

Once you have some frozen acai on hand you can prepare it how you like. The perfect start is simply blending with frozen bananas and your milk (or water) of choice. While I’m not really one for following recipes, I’m always about making it my own by incorporating what I had on hand and what fruits are in season.

What topping do you add to an acai bowl?

For added protein, fiber, and healthy fats, I recommend adding to the bowl coconut flakes, chia seeds, and hemp. The crunchy texture of the toppings is the perfect complement to the tangy, sweet, and slightly tart acai bowl.

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Your spoon is waiting.

perfectly prepared acai bowl

Acai Bowl with Pomegranate and Coconut

This easy to make smoothie breakfast trend is ready in minutes and will fuel your day with two powerful superfruits. Very customizable!
PREP: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 10 minutes
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Servings1

Ingredients
 

  • 1 medium banana (frozen)
  • 1 packet acai puree (unsweetened (such as Trader Joe’s))
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk (or regular milk) (unsweetened)
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds
  • 2 tablespoons flaked coconut (unsweetened)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds

Instructions
 

  • Before placing the acai puree in the blender, hit it against the counter top to help break apart.
  • Place frozen banana, acai packet and almond milk in a high speed blender and puree until creamy. Pour into a bowl and top with remaining ingredients. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 364kcalCarbohydrates: 28.7gProtein: 11.1gSaturated Fat: 7.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 16.3gSodium: 203mgFiber: 13.6gSugar: 6.6g

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4 responses to “Acai Bowl with Coconut and Pomegranate”

  1. Ann -- The Fountain Avenue Kitchen Avatar
    Ann — The Fountain Avenue Kitchen

    These look beautiful, Liz, and you might just have given me the push I needed to seek out those frozen acai packets!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You won’t regret buying them!!

  2. Susan Avatar
    Susan

    I love açai bowls. I first learned about them in Belem, Brazil, where our tour guide assured us we probably wouldn’t like it. So of course I came home, tried it and got hooked. The açai berry is actually the fruit of a palm tree. I’m glad that other people are discovering açai. And I’ll have to try your version (mine is very different).

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      They were so so good!!

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Hi I’m Liz!

Hey there, I’m Liz Della Croce and I’m thrilled to have you here! My aim is to motivate and ignite your passion for cooking amazing meals for your loved ones.