Make this acai bowl, then check out our mango smoothie bowl, berry smoothie bowl and more smoothie bowl recipes. For another refreshing breakfast, try our fruit salad.

This blueberry smoothie recipe is written by our health editor and nutritionist, Tracey Raye. She says, "Acai berries are considered a Brazilian 'super fruit' thanks to their super high antioxidant content. In particular, acai contains high amounts of anthocyanins (the compounds responsible for the berries deep purple colour) which have been proven to lower blood pressure, slow cell damage and benefit those with heart and neurological diseases. Acai can be purchased as a pulp, powder or juice. For a sweeter acai bowl, choose frozen blueberries or strawberries instead of frozen mixed berries, as they tend to be less tart. You can also replace the water with milk or juice but that will raise the sugar levels."

How to make an Acai bowl...step-by-step video

Acai bowl recipe


  • 100g pack of frozen unsweetened acai pulp (or 100g acai berry powder and ice cubes)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • frozen mixed berries
  • 100ml water

Toppings (optional):

  • granola
  • nut butter
  • fresh fruit
  • hemp seeds


  • STEP 1

    Run warm water over the frozen acai sachet to loosen it from the pack. Put the acai pulp (or acai powder and ice cubes), banana, berries and liquid in a blender, and blitz on high for 2-3 mins or until smooth and creamy. Pour the mixture into a bowl and top with your favourite toppings, such as granola, nut butter and fresh fruit. Hemp seeds provide additional protein.

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Tracey Raye - Health Editor & NutritionistHealth Editor & Nutritionist

Tracey Raye is the Health Editor for Olive and BBC Good Food. She oversees all health, nutrition and fitness related content across the brands, including the bi-annual Healthy Diet Plan, monthly Health Edit newsletter and health column in the magazine.



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