Protein Acai Bowl

This protein acai bowl makes a filling breakfast packed with 34 grams of protein! It’s naturally sweet, creamy, and loaded with antioxidants. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy.

acai bowl with strawberries and sliced almonds on top.

Why You’ll Love it:

This protein acai bowl tastes even more delicious than it looks! It’s sweet and creamy with peanut-butter-and-jelly vibes.

Protein powder, peanut butter, and Greek yogurt all add protein, while the strawberries and banana add natural sweetness. It’s ALL the things in one delicious bowl.

  • Antioxidants – Acai berries are loaded with antioxidants, even more than blueberries!
  • High protein – This bowl contains 34 grams of protein! You can add even more with healthy toppings like hemp hearts, nuts, and peanut butter.
  • Naturally sweet – This acai bowl tastes delicious as-is! It doesn’t need juice, honey, or maple syrup for sweetness.

Key Ingredients:

peanut butter, protein powder, greek yogurt, almond milk, banana, acai, strawberries.
  • Banana – I like to add half a banana to my smoothie bowls. It’s the key to a creamy consistency! It adds natural sweetness and potassium.
  • Peanut butter – Adds protein and a slight nuttiness! Trust me on this one. If you can’t have peanut butter, try almond or cashew butter instead.
  • Greek yogurt – Greek yogurt is a great way to add protein! For the healthiest option, choose unsweetened!
  • Protein powder – I used plant-based vanilla protein powder, but dairy or plant-based both work fine. For the best results, use a protein blend. 100% whey protein tends to foam up when blended.
  • Acai puree – You can find acai puree in the frozen food aisle near the frozen fruit. It comes in a bag with 100 gram packets. Look for unsweetened acai. The sweetened ones pack in a lot of refined sugar. I bought mine from Trader Joe’s.
  • Frozen strawberries – Frozen mixed berries work great too!
  • Almond milk – My favorite plant-based liquid base. For a sweeter smoothie bowl, swap with apple juice.

How to Make an Acai Bowl:

This acai bowl comes together in a snap!

  • Combine ingredients: In a high-speed blender, combine all the ingredients. Start with the soft ingredients, i.e. the banana, yogurt, and peanut butter. Otherwise the blades may get stuck, which means more scraping.
  • Blend: Turn the blender on low speed, then increase the speed to high. If the mixture isn’t moving, add a splash more almond milk.
  • Scrape: Chunks of fruit will gather on the sides of the blender. Stop it and scrape down the sides with a spatula, pushing the mixture toward the blades. Blend again until thick and smooth.
  • Serve: Scoop the mixture into a bowl, add toppings, and enjoy!

Substitutions & Variations:

This acai protein bowl is easy to customize! Try one of these simple variations:

  • Sweetness level: For a sweeter bowl, swap the almond milk with apple juice or add a teaspoon of honey.
  • Fruit: Swap the frozen strawberries with frozen mixed berries, frozen blueberries, or frozen mango.
  • No protein powder: If you don’t like protein powder, omit it and double the peanut butter.
spoon smoothie out an acai bowl.

Recipe Tips:

  • Invest in a high-speed blender. If you make smoothies a lot, it’s worth the investment. Especially for green smoothies and smoothie bowls! I highly recommend a Vitamix, but a Ninja is a good budget-friendly option.
  • Order matters, especially with a smoothie bowl. Since there’s not much liquid, you want to add the softest ingredients first. If you add all the frozen ingredients first. you’ll have to add more liquid for a softer end result.
  • If the mixture isn’t moving, add more almond milk. Just do it gradually, a little bit at a time. You can always add more, but you can’t take it out. Too much liquid = a runny smoothie bowl.
acai bowl with strawberries and almonds.

Acai Bowl Toppings:

Toppings are my favorite part! They’re a great way to add textural contrast to a creamy smoothie. Here’s a few ideas to get you started:

  • Granola – Regular, keto, grain-free, etc.
  • Nuts – Sliced almonds are my fave! Pistachios, pecans, walnuts, peanuts, and cashews are all great options.
  • Seeds – Hemp, flax, pepitas.
  • Fruit – Sliced bananas, blueberries, strawberries, kiwi, or pomegranate arils.
  • Nut butter – Melt some peanut butter and drizzle on top!
  • Miscellaneous – Shredded coconut, dried fruit, cacao nibs.

Smoothie Bowl Recipes:

protein acai bowl with strawberries and almonds on top.

Protein Acai Bowl

This protein acai bowl makes a filling breakfast packed with 34 grams of protein! It's naturally sweet, creamy, and loaded with antioxidants. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1 bowl
Calories 405 kcal


  • high-speed blender


  • ½ banana, peeled
  • ¼ cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder
  • 100 grams unsweetened frozen acai puree (1 packet) broken into chunks
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • cup almond milk


  • In the pitcher of a high-speed blender, combine the banana, Greek yogurt, peanut butter, protein powder, frozen strawberries, frozen acai, and almond milk.
  • Turn the blender on low speed, then gradually increase the speed. Stop the blender and scrape down the sides of the blender with a spatula, pushing the mixture toward the blades.
  • Blend again until smooth. If the mixture stops moving, add a little bit more almond milk to get it going.
  • Scoop into a bowl and add your favorite toppings!


Calories: 405kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 34gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 216mgPotassium: 708mgFiber: 5gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 259IUVitamin C: 91mgCalcium: 281mgIron: 3mg
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