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, and water. Sometimes I add frozen berries as well.
It has been my go-to breakfast for quite a long time, but now this chocolate acai bowl is giving it some competition.
Smoothies and Smoothie Bowls
What Does Acai Taste Like?
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
How to Make This Recipe
- Blend frozen banana, acai purée, cacao powder (or cocoa powder), vanilla coconut milk, and two pitted dates in a Nutribullet or high speed blender.
- Top with cacao nibs, coconut chips, sliced banana, slivered almonds, and chia seeds.
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.
Can This Smoothie Bowl Be kept Overnight in The Freezer?
You could, but I don't recommend it. Smoothie bowls are best made fresh. When you freeze it the texture isn't as creamy.
Variations / Additions
- Blackberries, raspberries, cherries
- Tropical fruit: pineapple, kiwi, mango
- Seeds: flax seeds, hemp seeds, or pumpkin seeds
- Nuts: walnuts, pecans, or pistachios
- Coconut granola, vanilla almond granola or grain free granola
- Chocolate chips
- Protein powder or an all-in-one shake.
- Probiotic powder
- Matcha green tea powder
- Beet powder
- Other plant based milk
This chocolate smoothie bowl with cacao powder and acai is a great way to start or end your day.
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This is the Nutribullet that I have. It's perfect for making smoothie bowls.
Cacao Acai Bowl
- Blend all ingredients in a NutriBullet or blender. Top with cacao nibs, coconut chips, slivered almonds, chia seeds, and sliced banana.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.
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