Dessert for breakfast, yes please! Actually this vegan Cacao Acai Bowl is very healthy, but you will feel like you are eating an indulgent dessert!
Sweet chocolate vegan ice cream for breakfast? Yes please! This Cacao Acai Bowl makes you feel like you are eating dessert for breakfast.
My go-to breakfast usually consists of a chocolate smoothie with frozen banana, spinach, chocolate Vega One Nutritional Shake (affiliate), and water. Sometimes I add frozen berries as well. It has been my go-to breakfast for quite a long time, but now this Cacao Acai Bowl is giving it some competition.
If you have never had acai before, the juice and the puree (the only two forms that I’ve tried) have a sweet, tart, fruity flavor. I should note that both the juice and the puree had added sugar, so they are probably quite a bit sweeter than fresh acai berries. You can buy unsweetened puree and powder, but I have yet to try them.
I’ve read that fresh acai berries taste like a cross between a raspberry and a dark piece of chocolate. The berries are not available in the U.S. because they go rancid quickly due to their high fat content.
Now I just need to book a vacation to the amazon so that I can try the fresh berries! Acai is available in frozen puree, juice, energy drinks, sorbet, and powdered form.This healthy Cacao Acai Bowl will feel like you are eating an indulgent dessert! Click To Tweet
The trick to making a good smoothie bowl is a balance of frozen to liquid. You only need a small amount of liquid to get the consistency you are looking for – which is similar to soft serve ice cream.
*Affiliate links below. If you make a purchase through those links, I will make a small commission.
Cacao Acai Bowl
- 1 (3.5) ounce frozen acai puree packet
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder
- 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla coconut milk beverage
- 2 dates, pitted and finely chopped
- cacao nibs
- coconut chips
- slivered almonds
- chia seeds
- sliced banana
- Blend all ingredients in a NutriBullet or blender. Top with cacao nibs, coconut chips, slivered almonds, chia seeds, and sliced banana.