Have you ever wanted to try an Acai bowl or one of those gorgeous smoothie bowls but didn’t want to blow it with all the sugar and fruit? You are in for a treat with this Low Carb Acai Berry Bowl!
Maddie came home from camp this past week with one thing on her mind…eating an Acai bowl. While she was staying in Houston for camp, she went to a few smoothie shops and saw them on the menu and was just dying to try one, so when she got home we made a plan! The typical Acai bowl is fruit based…banana, berries, pineapple, mango…full of sugar! I needed to find come up with an Acai bowl that was delicious and satisfying without all the extra sugar! No problem! This Low Carb Acai Berry Bowl is so refreshing and delicious! Loaded with different toppings and textures, it really is fun to eat!
I have to admit that I was always a little confused with the idea of a smoothie or acai bowl. While I adore a good smoothie, I just didn’t see the point in eating it with a spoon! I love smoothies because they are mobile…but after making this Acai bowl I can definitely get behind the idea of eating it with the spoon…its all about the toppings and textures! When I was making this it really reminded me of how I use to love eating yogurt with granola and fruit…just loaded up! This is the same concept except you have a thick, nutritious smoothie base loaded with toppings…GENIUS! I know I’m about 4 years to late for the smoothie bowl craze…but I’m in! Better late than never!
This Low Carb Acai Berry Bowl is smooth, creamy, refreshing and loaded with yummy toppings…the textures are amazing! It’s also dairy free, gluten free and low carb! The magic is that the acai smoothie base is made with avocado instead of banana for maximum creaminess! As you may know, I love using avocados in smoothies…bonus…they are loaded with healthy fats! Add in some berries and some unsweetened almond milk and you have a quick, nutrient packed breakfast or lunch that will keep you satisfied for hours! Customize with your favorite toppings! Looking for low carb granola check out my Coconut Pecan Low Carb Granola!
Low Carb Acai Berry Bowl
Acai Berry Base
- 1/3 cup avocado
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 4 strawberries
- 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 3 tsp acai powder
- 1 tsp Pyure Organic Stevia Blend
- Pinch of Himalayan Salt
Garnishes / Topping Optional
- low carb granola
- sliced strawberries
- blueberries or raspberries
- chia seeds
- shaved coconut
- Combine all ingredients for the Acai Berry base into a high speed blender and blend on high for 10 second or until smooth and creamy. Pour into a small bowl, garnish as desired and sit back and enjoy the morning!
Nutrition facts are approximate and will vary depending on the ingredients used. Carbs from sugar alcohols have been excluded since they have shown to have no impact on blood sugar.
9 thoughts on “Low Carb Acai Berry Bowl”
This is great. Do you think I could make a bigger smoothie and it would last a few days in the fridge or freezer? I’m trying to find ways to make my mornings a bit smoother 🙂 Thank you.
Jen – Glad you like it! I think the freezer would be best!
Could you use acai puree instead of the powder? If so, how much?
Hi Shannon – I’m sure you can! I would start with 3-4 oz. and add to taste. Let me know how it works out!
It worked beautifully with the puree!
That’s great to hear Shannon! Glad you liked it!
I am really trying to watch my carb intake. What if I used flavor extract instead of actual fruit. Would that lower the carbs in your recipe.
Also, I can’t do avacados, I love them; however, I have developed a sensitivity to them. What if I used cream cheese.
Honestly I would not try this recipe with no fruit I just don’t think the result will be what your looking for. You could use blackberries and raspberries that are lower in carbs than blueberries. I’ve never made this without avocado, it just adds richness, fiber and fat. I think cream cheese would be fine as a lower carb sub! Let me know how it goes!