June 11, 2018

My 5 Favorite Açaí Recipes

Summer is back and açaí is one of my FAVORITE flavors to enjoy when the weather is hot! Açaí berries are high in antioxidants, plus it's like eating ice cream for breakfast! These smoothie bowls and *new* protein creami recipes are super easy to throw together in minutes in the morning. Here are five of my all-time favorite açaí recipes:

The Original Açaí Bowl

Makes 1 serving
335 calories / 10.5F / 35.5C / 24P

1 frozen unsweetened Sambazon açaí pack
50g frozen strawberries
40g frozen bananas
¼ cup unsweetened almond & coconut milk
1 serving CSE Simply Vanilla Protein Powder
4-6 ice cubes
    Toppings:
    20g banana, sliced
    1 Tbs. sliced almonds
    1 Tbs. granola

      1. Place frozen açaí in a blender and pulse until broken up. Scrape down the sides of the blender and add the almond & coconut milk, frozen strawberries & bananas, protein powder and ice. Blend until smooth and thick.

      2. Pour into a bowl and top with bananas, almonds and granola.

      Açaí Protein Creami

      Makes 2 servings
      315 calories / 11F / 35C / 20P / per serving 

      1 frozen unsweetened açaí pack 
      35g fresh banana 
      60g fresh blackberries 
      85g fresh strawberries
      ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
      1 ½ serving CSE Coconut Cream Protein Powder
      3 Tbs. unsweetened almond milk
      Toppings:
      ⅓ cup Nature’s Path Organic Coconut & Cashew Butter
      90g fresh mixed berries (fresh)
      35g banana
      1 Tbs. CSE Aloha Butter or Sweet Classic Peanut Butter
      1 drizzle of raw honey, optional (not included in macros)

      To make this protein-packed recipe, you will need a Ninja Creami Ice Cream Maker.

      1. Add the almond milk, açaí, banana, blackberries, strawberries, and protein powder to a high-powered blender. Blend until smooth and pour into a Ninja Creami jar. Cover and freeze overnight.

      2. Add the jar to the Ninja Creami Maker and spin on “Sorbet.” Remove and add three tablespoons of almond milk. Return to the Creami Maker and spin on “Re-Spin.” Depending on the desired consistency you may need to “Re-Spin” once or twice more.

      3. Split into two servings and top with fresh fruit, banana slices, granola, peanut butter, and a drizzle of honey if using. Enjoy!

      Island Açaí Bowl with Coconut Butter Granola

      Makes 2 servings
      345 calories / 18F / 41C / 5P / per serving 

      ½ cup lite canned coconut milk
      1 serving CSE Simply Vanilla Protein Powder, optional (not included in macros)
      1 frozen unsweetened açaí pack
      100g frozen banana slices
      100g frozen mango cubes
      Toppings per serving:
      ¼ cup chopped strawberries
      ¼ cup blueberries
      ½ Tbs. CSE Aloha Butter or natural almond butter
      25g Coconut Butter Granola (recipe below)
      Drizzle of raw honey, optional (not included in macros)

        1. Make a batch of the Coconut Butter Granola or use other granola of choice.

        2. Add the coconut milk, protein powder, açaí, bananas and mangos to a high-powered blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and thick.

        3. Add 10g granola to the bottom of each bowl. Divide the açaí mixture evenly between the two bowls. Add the strawberries, blueberries, remaining 15g granola and a drizzle of honey to the top of the açaí. Enjoy!

        Coconut Butter Granola

        Makes 20 servings / 25 grams / per serving 
        110 calories / 8F / 8.5C / 2P / per serving 

        2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
        ¼ cup chopped pecans
        ¼ cup unsweetened flaked coconut
        1 Tbs. hemp seeds
        1 Tbs. chia seeds
        1 Tbs. flaxseed meal
        2 Tbs. monk fruit sweetener
        ½ tsp. cinnamon
        ¼ tsp. sea salt
        ½ cup melted coconut butter
        ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
        ½ tsp. vanilla extract

          1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

          2. Add all of the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir together.

          3. Melt the coconut butter. Add the coconut butter, applesauce and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients in the bowl. Mix until well combined.

          4. Spread out evenly on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 14 minutes, flipping halfway through. Let cool and enjoy!

          Nutty Butter Açaí Bowl

          Makes 1 serving
          355 calories / 12F / 35C / 27P

          1 frozen unsweetened Sambazon açaí pack
          40g frozen bananas
          ¼ cup unsweetened almond & coconut milk
          1 serving CSE Simply Vanilla Protein Powder
          ½ Tbs. CSE Sweet Classic Peanut Butter
          4-6 ice cubes
          Toppings:
          20g banana, sliced
          20g strawberries, sliced
          1 Tbs. granola
          1 tsp. CSE Powdered Peanut Butter

          1. Place frozen açaí in a blender and pulse until broken up. Scrape down the sides of the blender and add the almond & coconut milk, frozen bananas, protein powder, peanut butter and ice. Blend until smooth and thick.

          2. Pour into a bowl and top with bananas, strawberries, granola and powdered peanut butter.

          Chocolate Lover's Açaí Bowl

          Makes 1 serving
          355 calories / 12F / 37C / 25P

          1 frozen unsweetened Sambazon açaí pack
          40g frozen bananas
          1/4 cup unsweetened almond & coconut milk
          1 serving CSE Brownie Batter Protein Powder
          1 Tbs. special dark cocoa powder
          4-6 ice cubes
          Toppings:
          20g banana, sliced
          20g strawberries, sliced
          1 Tbs. sliced almonds
          1 Tbs. granola

            1. Place frozen açaí in a blender and pulse until broken up. Scrape down the sides of the blender and add the almond & coconut milk, frozen bananas, protein powder, cocoa powder and ice. Blend until smooth and thick.

            2. Pour into a bowl and top with bananas, strawberries, almonds and granola. 

            *I typically purchase my unsweetened açaí packets at Sprouts, Smiths, Trader Joe’s or any health food store. They are becoming more mainstream, so some local supermarkets may carry them! If you can’t find them, sub in 100g of frozen berries such as blueberries or strawberries.

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