Smoothie bowls aren’t new to us but are one of the things we miss most after spending a few weeks in California this summer. Little did we know that there are a lot of smoothie shops in California and they make some of the best smoothies and smoothie bowls! The girls found one in particular just called a kids smoothie bowl that they really liked so when we got home it was one of the first things we had to recreate. We knew what was in it so it wasn’t too hard but of course I didn’t think on the first attempt we would get the right combo having to tweak more or less berries or bananas. Well guess what, the girls said that first version I made was even better! So good they gave it an A+, two thumbs up, and said I had to share it! Not sure what to call it I had to go with the girls on this one and go with A+ Acai Bowl!
Perfect for breakfast, afternoon snack, or pre/post soccer (or gymnastics, but traveling soccer is life in our house now) snack, it only takes 4 ingredients to make and you can customize it with your choice of toppings. The girls picked banana slices and strawberries and S usually goes with her favorite chia seeds where A went with granola this time or she goes with muesli. Made with only an acai smoothie packed, frozen fruit (bananas and strawberries) to make it extra thick, and apple juice it’s packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and whole food nutrition. You can find the acai smoothie packets in the frozen section at Whole Foods. Our Costco use to also carry them as well as the acai juice which I would freeze into ice cubes but right now ours isn’t carrying either unfortunately. We always have frozen bananas and strawberries on hand, and we picked up 100% apple juice to use. If you want you can also try coconut milk or even coconut water in place of the apple juice if you are worried about sugar (natural sugars in fruit) but as the girls enjoy these for breakfast or before or after soccer I don’t see it as an issue. Natural sugars, like those found in fruit, is not something I worry about with the girls or in general, we eat so much fruit especially in the summer. So as we soak up these last days of summer before school starts next week we are going to enjoy all the smoothie bowls we can! I have a feeling they won’t taper off until the snowflakes start to fall, but I could be wrong maybe we’ll just have to tweak them to more in season toppings and variations.
A+ Acai Bowl
Makes 2 servings
1- 3.5oz acai packet (Sambazon)
1c apple juice (Whole Foods 365 Organic)
2 frozen bananas, broken or cut into chunks
1c frozen strawberries
toppings of choice, shown with bananas, strawberries, chia seeds, and granola (Mama Chia)
In a Vitamix, or high-speed blender with a tamper tool if you want to make it really thick, blend together acai packet, apple juice, strawberries, and bananas until thick and smooth. Top with toppings of choice and enjoy!A+ Acai Smoothie Bowls perfect while soaking up the last days of summer or an after school snack! @Sambazon @WholeFoods Click To Tweet
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Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner
I fell in love with acai bowls in Hawaii last year and my kids did too. Yum!
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I remember the first one I fell in love with, actually an acai drink at a coffee shop but they have such an exotic feel I love making them at home!
AZ@…And A Dash of Cinnamon
You know I’ve never tried an acai bowl (too expensive) but I may try looking into getting a small package of it acai since I’ve heard so many people say they love those bowls!
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Yes it’s crazy and for less than one bowl at a shop you can buy 6 acai smoothie packets at Whole Foods and put them with whatever you want to make them at home!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
One day I’ll finally get my hands on some acai packs! AHH! So good and so pretty!
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Maybe the next time you’re at Whole Foods! 😉
I have been making so many smoothies bowls lately. Love the acai version! Looks so healthy and delicious!
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Right there with you! Thank you!
Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home
I need to make these for my smoothie loving son! Looks delish!
Oh I hope he loves them as much as my girls and I do!
Becki @ Fighting for Wellness
I’ve yet to try an acai smoothie bowl, but this one looks so simple and delicious I may have to finally cave. Where do you get your acai packets?
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Thank you! I get them at Whole Foods now since Costco isn’t selling them anymore.
I’ve been missing my smoothie bowls. I’m fasting breakfast and so I’m looking forward to when I can have them again. This one looks delicious!
Oh I think I’d miss them too. Thank you, hope you enjoy one when you can.
Instead of giving your teacher and apple – kids should give their teachers this to enhance their likely hood of giving them good grades – LOL!
Oh great idea!
love smoothie bowls- i don usually like acai but i will try your version.
This is a different version of the acai bowl I love and a mix of other flavors so it isn’t as strong of an acai flavor. This is the girls favorite. If you try it I’d love to hear what you think!
never tried an acai bowl before, but i do love a good smoothie bowl.. and anything with strawberries and bananas is a win!
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Kayla @ Blondes Have More Run
Yum! I am super new to the smoothie bowl trend! I’ll have to give this one a try!
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dixya @food, pleasure, and health
i need to bring acai back into my life.
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Ah! I still haven’t bought one of these packs yet. I need to get one so I can make this!!!
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Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Acai is one of my favorite things in the world! This smoothie bowl is amazing! You have the best creations.
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