Two Low-Sugar Acai Bowl Recipes

Acai bowls are delicious. They're fruity, a little bit tart, and loaded with healthy ingredients like fruit and seeds. Sometimes, however, the acai bowls you order or prepare are quite high in sugar because they're made with a lot of juice or with sugary smoothie mixes. If you want to enjoy the deliciousness of an acai bowl without all that sugar, here are two recipes for you to try. Each makes a different low-sugar acai bowl.

Banana Nut Acai Bowl

This acai bowl is made with creamy bananas and a little cashew butter for extra richness. The liquid component is a combination of oat milk with just a splash of cherry juice. Cherry juice has a lot of health benefits, and using such a small amount keeps the sugar content of this recipe down.

You'll need:

  • 1/2 cup frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup acai puree
  • 1/2 cup frozen cherries
  • 1 cup oat milk
  • 1 tablespoon cashew butter
  • 1 ounce cherry juice
  • 1/2 a fresh banana, sliced
  • 5 - 6 cashew halves
  • 1/4 cup granola

Combine the frozen banana, acai puree, cherries, cherry juice, oat milk, and cashew butter in a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. You may have the pulse the blender a few times, at first, to get the mixture nicely blended up. Pour the mixture into a bowl. Top it artfully with sliced bananas, granola, and cashews.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Acai Bowl

Made with low-sugar jelly and natural peanut butter, this acai bowl literally tastes like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It's also a great source of protein and fiber, thanks to the inclusion of chia seeds.

You'll need:

  • 1/2 cup acai puree
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon low-sugar strawberry jam or preserves
  • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup oat milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 sliced, fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup granola

Combine the acai puree, frozen berries, strawberry jam, peanut butter, oat milk, and chia seeds in a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy, making sure all of the peanut butter is fully incorporated. Pour the smoothie mixture into a bowl, and garnish with fresh strawberries and granola. Enjoy!

Give both of these acai bowls a try, and see what you think. They're still great without all of the extra sugar. You could also use these recipes as inspiration and modify them to your own taste, substituting ingredients as you see fit. 

If you don't want to make your own, visit a local smoothie bowl shop

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