I discovered acai a few years ago in California – I know, I know, I’m not cool and didn’t discover it in Brazil – and was immediately obsessed. It’s got a creamy texture to it, and even with no sugar it’s bursting with flavor. Every time I’m in San Diego, I treat myself to an acai bowl at least once during the trip. I know that we have acai bowls here in Chicago, but I try to steer clear because I feel like most places add a ton of sugar to the acai puree. Bottom line is, I was acai deprived…until I found these acai packets at Trader Joe’s.

I knew these acai blended packets would be a game changer! I immediately started experimenting with different recipes to make the perfect acai bowl. After much trial and error, I think I’ve nailed this down. Below is an easy acai bowl recipe that is absolutely foolproof – you can thank me later!

Acai bowl ideasIngredients

  • 1 acai puree packet (mine are from Trader Joe’s – I prefer these because they don’t have any added sugar!)
  • 1/4 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 frozen banana
  • Toppings: fresh banana, strawberries, blueberries & shredded coconut, honey

Add the acai puree, Greek yogurt, and frozen banana into a blender, and blend until mixture is completely pureed. Pour the mixture into a bowl, add your toppings of choice and enjoy! You can switch up the toppings and add granola if you want an extra crunch. If the mixture isn’t as sweet as you’d like, drizzle some honey on top!Trader Joe's Acai PureeAcai breakfast bowl