Acai Berry Bowl | | Superfoods collide in a bowl, perfect for breakfast, snack or dessert!

Simple Sundays | Açaí Berry Bowl

Acai Berry Bowl | | Superfoods collide in a bowl, perfect for breakfast, snack or dessert!
Simple Sundays | Açaí Berry Bowl

Acai Berry Bowl | | Superfoods collide in a bowl, perfect for breakfast, snack or dessert!

This week was a lesson in starting over. Sometimes we’re all in such a rush to get things done – one and done, ideally – that to take a step back and consider a do-over pains us. But I am of the belief that quality counts more than anything, and if it means starting fresh, it’s ok.

Acai Berry Bowl | | Blend an acai bowl in minutes for a healthy breakfast or snack.

Acai Berry Bowl | | Top your acai bowl with your favorite berries for a healthy snack!

We are 9 weeks into moving into our new house, and it’s been a very productive 63 days. Our focus has shifted to landscaping, and we have learned that starting over fresh gives us a chance to get the job done right, even if that means scrapping plans that we have invested much time (and money, sigh).

Recipes teach me this lesson, too. I am in the middle of re-working and re-shooting a recipe that I can not wait to share with you, but it has to be right. There was a time I would have balked at the time I lost, but I am eager to perfect it.

Don’t even get me started on resolutions! I heard this week that this is the weekend many people fall off the resolution wagon, so I want to ask, how are you doing? I had a wonderful week at the gym, and I’m still beginning each morning in meditation and reflection. I am embracing simplicity and feel like I have a handle on my organization and workflow with projects. So far, so good. I hope you’re okay, too.

If you need a boost, I have a big Açaí Berry Bowl for you. I first met acai bowls when I was in Hawaii several months back, and I have spent the last several months perfecting it in my kitchen. I can’t tell you how many times I have photographed these bowls to share with you, but I could never get the blend just right. I now have a bowl that rivals the ones at the acai shop in town where I eagerly plunk down mucho dollars when I take the kids for an after-school snack.

Acai Berry Bowl | | Acai bowls are all about the toppings!

Acai Berry Bowl |

Rich in antioxidants and delicious by the spoonful, I love these Açaí Berry Bowls for breakfast, the kids love it after school, and my husband devours it after a workout. To me, it’s the perfect way to recharge! I hope you enjoy it, too.

Acai Berry Bowl | | Perfect for breakfast, after a workout, or a quick pick me up!

Açaí Berry Bowl

1 large acai bowl | Prep: 5 minutes | Cook: 5 minutes

Superfoods collide in a bowl that is perfect for breakfast, after a workout, or a healthy snack!


For the Açaí Bowl:

1/4 cup apple juice

1/2 banana

1 packet frozen açaí (I like Sambazon Original Blend Açaí Berry), thawed for 5 seconds under running water, then broken into chunks

1/4 cup frozen blueberries

1/4 cup frozen pineapples

For the Toppings:

sliced strawberries


sliced bananas


chia seeds




In a blender, add the apple juice, banana, Açaí, blueberries and pineapple, in that order. Blend on low speed until the mixture is thick and creamy. You may have to tamp it down to help it blend evenly. Transfer to a bowl and let it set in the freezer while you prepare your toppings.

To serve, top with strawberries, blueberries, bananas, coconut, chia seeds, granola and a good drizzle of honey. Enjoy immediately.


  1. marcie

    I have yet to try a smoothie bowl, and this one looks like the one to try first!  I love all the flavors and the fixin’s.  Delicious!

    • Liren Baker

      Hi Marcie! This is definitely what I turn to, when I want something more than a smoothie. I used to trek all the way to the acai shop for a bowl, but now that I can make it at home, it’s much faster to get my fix! Hope you try it :)

  2. June Burns

    That looks wonderful! Almost like purple pudding :) Love the toppings you chose, I’d definitely add coconut.

    • Liren Baker

      Hi June! Yes, much like a purple pudding! It’s like a delicious sorbet, and between you and me, the coconut is my favorite topping :)

  3. Aysegul

    Starting over sounds really good. I am not a resolution making kind of person, but I decided to commit to being nicer (and less judgmental) towards myself and my work this year. I am not perfect at it, but still committed to doing my best as much as I can. 
    Lately, I am all about healthy breakfast and this one looks and sounds so So delicious. 
    Good luck with the new recipe. Best..

    • Liren Baker

      I know what you mean about not being a resolution-making-person. I think this is the first year I really decided to set an intention; if anything, I just love having a blank slate for the year. Definitely being kinder to ourselves and being less self critical is a good one we should all practice!

  4. lenepeace

    Can you substitute blueberries with other types of berries, like blackberries?  This looks delicious, but my husband is not a fan of blueberries.

    • Liren Baker

      Absolutely! Blackberries are great in this. We vary it up, depending on what we have. My daughter personally loves hers with a little kale mixed in, too.

  5. jenn

    Oh my gosh, this looks SO good! I can’t wait to try it for breakfast, or dinner. :) Your pictures are amazing. Thanks for another great recipe!

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