This recipe for a paleo and vegan acai bowl is packed with all kinds of nutrient dense ingredients. It will be loved by the whole family and is the perfect balance of tart and sweet. It’s perfect for breakfast, as a snack and is completely dairy free and refined sugar free!
What makes this acai bowl recipe so great?
I will be the first to tell you how big a fan I am of acai bowls. The downside though, is that they’re usually laden with a few things that I do not want to put in my body.
In addition, they’re completely full of carbohydrates and blood sugar-spiking ingredients. What I have done is completely restructured the acai bowl and made it paleo and vegan friendly.
I have also added some essential, nutrient dense ingredients that will turn this sugary breakfast bomb bowl into a worthwhile & nutritious addition to your breakfast game.
Feel free to simply leave the collagen peptides out if you’d like this recipe to be completely vegan.
I was inspired to make these paleo and vegan acai bowls by my friend Rachel over at Bakerita. She has been making bright-colored and delicious-looking acai bowls nearly every morning it seems.
Luckily, I get to tantalize myself and drool over her acai bowls on Instagram all the dang time. Thanks so much Rachel.
I knew I wanted to take some photo direction from her but come up with my own rendition of one of my favorite breakfasts. Everything tastes better when being eaten out of a big bowl with a spoon, right?
More vegan breakfast recipes like this:
What’s inside this vegan acai bowl?
I decided it was absolutely necessary to include fat, protein & fiber into these. Why?
Well, one of my favorite go-to resources for anything and everything smoothie related is Kelly LeVeque of Be Well by Kelly. Kelly is a certified holistic nutritionist and health coach here in Southern California.
She is the creator of the Be Well Smoothie. Do I have your attention?
A Be Well Smoothie is a formula she created to help you develop a blood sugar balancing, meal replacement shake/bowl with enough protein, fat and fiber to keep you full. Good deal, right?
These smoothie bowls are completely balanced with enough fat, fiber and protein to keep you fill past a measly 2-hour mark. You can expect to be completely satiated after having one!
How to make a vegan acai bowl
In the pitcher of a high-speed blender, add all of the ingredients. I prefer to use my Vitamix and the tamper attachment.
*If you do not have access to a high-speed blender, I’d recommend being patient and using a little more liquid!*
Blend on medium-high for 1 minute. If you’re using a Vitamix, be sure to use the tamper to make sure everything gets blended well.
Next, pour into a bowl and top off with your favorite toppings.
- Unsweetened coconut flakes
- Extra nut butter: cashew, almond, peanut, etc.
- Pure honey
- Goji berries
- Flax seeds, hemp seeds or chia seeds
- Cinnamon or cacao powder
If you want to save a couple dollars and start making a vegan acai bowl at home, look no further. This bowl trumps all of the bowls I’ve ever tried out and about.
That’s a big deal. I’ve probably visited over 30+ acai joints here in Southern California- they’re everywhere.
This one takes the cake, so be sure to try it out and let me know what you think!
Be sure to make these paleo and vegan acai bowls if you’re looking to start your day with an absolute bang.
When something has all of the nutrients and tastes this delicious, there’s absolutely no reason not to make it… yum!
Paleo & Vegan Acai Bowl
- bee pollen
- cacao nibs
- fresh fruit
- In the pitcher of a high-speed blender, add all of the ingredients.
- Blend on medium-high for 1 minute. If you're using a Vitamix blender, be sure to use the tamper to make sure everything gets blended well.
- Pour into a bowl and top off with your favorite toppings.
You can make this recipe vegan by removing the collagen peptides!
Hi! I’m Monica – recipe developer, matcha addict and lover of all things chocolate, kombucha and any & all puns. I am also the blogger, real food lover, & bonafide hustler behind the blog ‘The Movement Menu.’ I’m so excited to welcome you to my happy space, where my appreciation of creative recipes and healthy & mindful eats come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.