Vegan Acai Bowl Recipe by Anjelica and Ryan

THE BEST VEGAN AÇAÍ BOWL RECIPE YOU’VE EVER MADE (EASY 10 MINUTE RECIPE)

As a near-religious devotee to the açaí bowl for well over a decade now, it was naturally one of the first meals I sought to recreate (and perfect at home) after making my decision to go vegan at the beginning of 2021. Enter: what I strongly believe to be the best vegan açaí bowl recipe you’ve ever made at home.

This vegan açaí bowl is made entirely from healthy, plant-based ingredients that’ll leave you feeling great. Most of all, this recipe is very easy to make at home with ingredients you can find from your local grocery store. All you need is a blender.

Compilation Image of Top Vegan Acai Bowls on a Table

What is the açaí berry?

Native to native to Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, and other countries in South & Central America, the açaí berry is an inch-long, reddish-purple fruit that comes from the açaí palm tree.

Beyond its delicious taste is its incredible nutritional properties – some studies have shown that it’s even richer in antioxidants than cranberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries.

Acai Berry Origins (Photo of Berry)

This makes açaí a true dietary powerhouse. Antioxidants are known to neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals throughout the body—which can help reduce the risk of many diseases (including heart disease and certain cancers) by preventing or reducing the damage caused by oxidation. The protective effect of antioxidants continues to be studied around the world.

This “Brazillian superfruit” is very nutrient-dense, containing significant amounts of vitamin A and calcium, along with their rich antioxidant properties. There’s also promising research suggesting that they have positive benefits when it comes to improving cholesterol levels and boosting healthy brain function. All in all, the açaí berry is proving to be a pretty special fruit—making the vegan açaí bowl a staple meal in my house.

Now, let’s dive in and get to my vegan açaí bowl recipe that’ll be sure to impress.


The Best Vegan Açaí Bowl Recipe (10 Minutes) You’ve Ever Made

5 from 3 votes
Recipe by Ryan Robinson Course: Breakfast, Lunch, SnacksCuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian, BrazillianDifficulty: Very Easy
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

10

minutes

After years of experimenting with my own açaí bowl recipes (and recently making the transition to a vegan diet this year), I’ve perfected what I believe to be the absolute best vegan açaí bowl you’ve ever had—made entirely from healthy, whole, nutritious and plant-based ingredients that’ll leave you feeling great and fully recharged. Most of all, this vegan açaí bowl recipe is incredibly easy to make—all you need is a blender!

Ingredients

  • 1 packet Açaí packet (frozen, Sambazon Pure Açaí preferred)

  • 1/3 cup Kite Hill Plain Yogurt (almond-based)

  • 1 Banana

  • 1 cup Spinach

  • 1 tbsp Almond butter (or nut butter of choice)

  • 1/3 cup Frozen strawberries

  • 1/3 cup Frozen blueberries

  • 1/3 cup Oat milk (Oatly Original preferred)

  • 1 serving Plant-based protein powder (optional)

  • 1 tbsp Organic hemp seeds (optional)

  • 2 tbsp Flaxseed meal (optional)

  • 1/3 cup Granola (topping)

  • 1 tbsp Shaved coconut (topping)

  • 2-3 Fresh strawberries (chopped as topping)

  • 1/4 cup Fresh blueberries (topping)

Directions

  • Add the dairy-free yogurt base, 1/2 banana, nut butter, açaí (frozen or thawed), vegan protein powder, hemp seeds, flaxseed meal, and spinach into your blender.
  • Add the oat milk, frozen strawberries, blueberries, and blend! You may want to add more oat milk during the blending process if the consistency is too thick.
  • Once fully combined and blended into your desired consistency, pour the contents into a bowl.
  • Chop the remaining 1/2 banana and 2-3 fresh strawberries into thin slices and add them as a topping to your bowl, along with your fresh blueberries. Continue topping with your desired amount of granola and coconut shavings.

Notes

  • Don’t be afraid to get creative with making your own vegan açaí bowl recipe (coconut flakes or goji berries make for great added toppings). There are no wrong additions or substitutions 😊

If you’re looking for some more breakfast motivation, check out my picks for the best vegan breakfast burritos in LA—and if you don’t live in the area, use them as inspiration to make your own at home.

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