How to Make a Homemade Acai Bowl in Less Than 10 Minutes

How to Make a Homemade Acai Bowl in Less Than 10 Minutes

I’m a huge fan of smoothies and anything with berries, which is why when acai bowls started becoming popular a few years ago, I happily jumped on board! Although delicious, the one thing about acai bowls is that they can get quite expensive. Around Orange County, I typically pay anywhere from $8-$14 for one bowl. It can easily can start to add up, especially since you can eat them whenever you want: for breakfast, a midday snack, or even an after dinner treat! But when you’re on a budget (or putting away extra cash for a 52 Week Money Challenge), you might think it’s impossible to enjoy these treats without breaking the bank. The good news is, if you have a blender and a nearby grocery store, you can make these bowls at home for way less time and money!

I went to Pinterest to browse some recipes, but I ended up deciding to adapt this recipe on my own. The great thing about these bowls is that you can customize them with whatever toppings you want or what you already have in your fridge. The only extra ingredients I needed were Sambazon frozen superfruit packs and some chia seeds from Salba Chia.

How to Make a Homemade Acai Bowl in Less Than 10 Minutes

INGREDIENTS

Frozen Sambazon acai pack
1/4 cup almond milk
1 whole banana
2 tbsp Salba Chia ground seeds

How to Make a Homemade Acai Bowl in Less Than 10 Minutes

TOPPINGS

Coconut flakes
Granola
Salba Chia whole seeds
Fresh fruit, sliced (bananas, strawberries, and blueberries)

How to Make a Homemade Acai Bowl in Less Than 10 Minutes How to Make a Homemade Acai Bowl in Less Than 10 Minutes

DIRECTIONS

  1. Mix the acai pack, milk, banana and chia seeds all together in a blender for 30 seconds. Aim for a frozen yogurt consistency (it should be thicker than a smoothie).
  2.  Pour the mixture into bowls and add your preferred toppings. This is the fun part – you can be as creative as you like with your design!

How to Make a Homemade Acai Bowl in Less Than 10 Minutes How to Make a Homemade Acai Bowl in Less Than 10 Minutes

I decided to put each topping in lines to create a gorgeous and balanced acai bowl. For my first time, I think it turned out pretty good! I have never tried chia seeds in a bowl before, but I noticed a difference with Salba Chia’s seeds, which are high in protein, omega-3s and antioxidants. The seeds definitely added a little something extra and I felt more energized after finishing every last bite!

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With the help of Kimberly from Belle en Rouge, she was able to film and edit a short video of how to make this delicious breakfast bowl. I’d love for you to check it out and let me know what you think! :)

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22 Comments

  1. February 22, 2016 / 9:16 am

    OK YUM! You are invited over anytime to help make these! Ill provide mimosas!

    • WorldWideStylista
      February 28, 2016 / 7:36 pm

      Definitely will take you up on that offer anytime girlie! xoxo

  2. ruthieridley
    February 22, 2016 / 9:45 am

    You are such a boss! I have never made one of these and now I feel empowered to do so!! xo

    • WorldWideStylista
      February 28, 2016 / 7:35 pm

      Yes girl I’m so glad! You should definitely try to make one and please let me know how you like it :) xoxo

  3. February 22, 2016 / 12:52 pm

    Girl making videos! Working it! That’s awesome – you’re staying so on top of it – and Acai bowls are my FAV!

    Great post!
    xoxo
    Krista
    http://www.hundredblog.com

    • WorldWideStylista
      February 28, 2016 / 7:34 pm

      I’ve wanted to do videos for a while but I don’t have the best editing skills – thankfully my friend Kimberly is amazing! Thanks so much for stopping by Krista :) xoxo

  4. February 22, 2016 / 1:34 pm

    This post literally made my mouth water!! I love delicious foods, especially when they’re also good for you! And the video was perfection! Keep up the great work CiCi! xoxo

    Jen | MrsJenFrick.com

    • WorldWideStylista
      February 28, 2016 / 6:36 pm

      Hehe every time I see the pics I want another one! So glad you liked the video, thanks for your support! xoxo

  5. February 22, 2016 / 4:39 pm

    CiCi–#acaibowlgoodness!!! you and me, we should have like an acai bowl challenge. i totally agree, acai bowls are so expensive! like almost ridiculous. that was when i was like yea, i’m gonna make these myself and save money and like you said the best part is the customization to your liking! i’m not a big fan of bananas, so i use mango and make it all tropical with shredded coconut too! but looks amazing, i’m craving one now… where’s cici!!!?!? lol. PS–cute video and still LOVING them nails!! xoxo,

    janna | http://www.jannadoan.com

    • WorldWideStylista
      February 28, 2016 / 6:36 pm

      Yessss girl! Totally down for an acai challenge! Making them at home saves you so much time and money. I love mangos and think I’ll add that and pineapples to my next one for a tropical treat! Thank you SO MUCH Janna, you are seriously the best!! xoxoxo

    • WorldWideStylista
      February 28, 2016 / 6:33 pm

      They are the best! Thank you!! xoxo

  6. February 22, 2016 / 9:34 pm

    Acai bowls are my F A V O R I T E, love your pictures and video! You’re so adorable!!!!

    stay styled,

    Lindsey

    IG: stay_styled
    BLOG:http://staystyledblog.com/

    • WorldWideStylista
      February 28, 2016 / 6:32 pm

      Mine too! Thank you so much Lindsey, I’m so glad you liked it! xoxo

  7. February 23, 2016 / 4:21 pm

    Can you believe I have never tried an Acai bowls? the moment I find Acai berries I will make this recipe! It looks so good! I just can’t wait to try it!

    Love,

    Ana

    Indie Suns | Bloglovin’

    • WorldWideStylista
      February 28, 2016 / 6:24 pm

      Omg, I can’t believe you’ve never tried one! I believe they have them at almost every grocery store, I usually get them at Vons or Sprouts. Please let me know how you like it! xoxo

  8. February 24, 2016 / 6:39 am

    definitely giving these a try!!!!

    • WorldWideStylista
      February 28, 2016 / 6:23 pm

      Yay! Please me know how you like it! xoxo

    • WorldWideStylista
      February 28, 2016 / 6:20 pm

      Yes exactly! Acai bowls are the best! xoxo

  9. February 25, 2016 / 6:29 pm

    This is so cool! I’ve always wanted to make one of those – and now I will!

    Love it!

    Mariam | The Petite Bijou
    http://www.thepetitebijou.com

    • WorldWideStylista
      February 28, 2016 / 6:15 pm

      Yay! Let me know how you like the recipe :)