Acai Smoothie Bowls

Cuisinart original

Skip the trip to the smoothie bar and make this trendy treat at home.


Yield: 2 servings


1      medium to large, peeled ripe banana,
        cut into ½-inch coins
2      frozen packets unsweetened acai pulp,
        broken up
1      cup frozen mixed berries or
        wild blueberries
2      tablespoons nut or seed butter
        dash of cinnamon (optional)
⅔     cup apple juice (preferably unfiltered)
        sliced banana, fresh berries, chia seeds,
        cacao nibs, granola, sliced almonds

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per smoothie bowl (based on 2 servings without toppings):
Calories 293 (39% from fat) • carb. 42g • pro. 5g • fat 13g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 0mg • sod. 33mg calc. 83mg • fiber 10g


1. Insert the chopping blade into the work bowl of the food processor. Put the banana, acai, berries,nut/seed butter, and cinnamon, if using, and pulse to break up frozen fruit, about 3 times. With themachine running on Low, slowly pour the apple juice through the feed tube. Continue to process until thick and smooth, about 45 seconds.
2. Divide the mixture between two serving bowls and top with toppings of choice. (Tip: Chill serving bowls ahead of time to keep the thick, frozen consistency from going soupy.)
3. Serve immediately.