Acai Smoothie Bowl with Almond Butter
Today's Almond Butter Acai Smoothie Bowl Recipe was made for both deliciously satisfying sweet and crunchy cravings and functionality. Feel free to swap out the almond butter for other nut butters - you can even make this a peanut butter acai bowl if you'd like.
Time is limited, and we don't have time to always wash, peel, chop, dice, etc. This Almond Butter Acai Smoothie Bowl Recipe will save you time by incorporating similar ingredients into both the blended ingredients and toppings.
Plus, it's kid approved!
My little one loved this acai smoothie bowl. She kept coming back for spoonful after spoonful.
Now that you got your daily dose of cutie pie...
Let's get on with the recipe.
Acai berries are packed full of nutrients, but not always the easiest to prep.
I love saving time with the Sambazon Acai packets.
Freezing fruits like strawberries, blueberries, and bananas, is another time saving tip when it comes to smoothie bowls.
We always have fresh fruit in our fridge. It makes a simple snack (and I'm a fruit-aholic). If for some reason we don't finish the fruit before it gets too ripe, I'll throw in in freezer bags and keep if for smoothies and smoothie bowls.
Before I freeze it, I prep it. For strawberries, I cut off the tops. For bananas, I'll peel and pre-diced. That way, I just have to empty the bag into the blender.
Acai berries are full of antioxidants. Think over 100,000 on the ORAC scale when they are in the freeze dried form. To give you an idea of the potency of that for your health, check a few other of your favorite foods below.
What is the ORAC scale?
Ok, I'm a super nerd and even have my Master's in Library Science, so I love referencing the ORAC scale. If this is the first time you're hearing about it, it measures the antioxidant capacity in the foods that you're eating. ORAC is an abbreviation for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity and was developed by the National Institutes of Health in Baltimore.
Here's a few other favs and their ORAC scale:
- Parsley: 74,349
- Dark Chocolate: 20,823
- Raw Ginger: 14,840
- Blueberries: 6,552
- Cabernet Sauvignon: 5,034
Yes, even wine is on the ORAC scale!
Smoothie bowls can really be personalized because of the toppings. Sometimes I compliment the ingredients that are already in the smoothie blend and other times I get creative.
For this recipe, I was going for heart-healthy, immune boosting, and smoothie bowl toppings full of healthy fats. At the same time, I know how busy you can be as mom, so I just repurposed the ingredients for quick toppings.
Pumpkin seeds can help support your heart health. You can get the recommended daily does of magnesium with only one-quarter cup of pumpkin seeds.
Almond Butter is full of calcium. Did you know that a 2-tablespoon serving of almond butter contains 111 milligrams of calcium?
And who doesn’t love strawberries and blueberries?!
Almond Butter Acai Smoothie Bowl
- 1½ bananas, frozen
- ½ cup strawberries, frozen
- ½ cup blueberries, frozen
- 1-3 ½ ounce packet acai berry puree, unsweetened and frozen
- 2 heaping tablespoons almond butter
- ¼ cup non-dairy milk
- mixed berries
- raw pumpkin seeds
- almond butter
- Add the bananas, berries, acai berry packet, almond butter, and non-dairy milk into high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
- Scoop into a bowl and top with berries, pumpkin seeds, and a drizzle of almond butter.