Classic acai bowl

Megan May's version of the popular Brazilian breakfast bowl. It's a bowl of antioxidant-rich acai blended with berries and banana into a healthy ‘sorbet’. Photography by Melanie Jenkins.

  • 5 mins preparation
  • Serves 1
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Classic acai bowl
  • 5 tablespoon acai pulp (you can find frozen pulp at health food stores) or 1½ tbsp acai powder
  • 1 fresh ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
  • fresh fruit
  • ‘grawnola’ (raw granola)


Classic acai bowl
  • 1
    Blend everything in a blender until very smooth (add a little almond milk or water to get it smooth if your blender is having difficulty with the frozen berries). You’re aiming for a smooth, sorbet-like texture.
  • 2
    Pour into a bowl and top with your choice of fresh fruit and grawnola.


Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-EE) is a South American superfood that packs a lot of nutrition per mouthful. It is a potent source of antioxidants (you can tell by its rich purple colour, which indicates the presence of anthocyanins) along with lots of other goodies such as omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids. You could also use fresh berries, rather than frozen, when in season. Just add ¾ cup ice to get the sorbet-like texture.