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Pineapple Acai Smoothie Bowl

Pineapple Acai Smoothie Bowl or Boat. Lots of tropical fruit vibes and a handful of greens make this smoothie a refreshing treat! Superfoods + optional protein, vegan + gluten-free.

Pineapple Acai Smoothie Bowl or Boat. Lots of tropical fruit vibes and a handful of greens make this smoothie a refreshing treat! Superfoods + optional protein. Vegan + gluten-free.

Somehow I've gone over 3 years with only one smoothie recipe posted here. So here's #2!

Have you ever tried acai berries? (Pronounced “ah-sigh-EE” <-helpful when ordering in public.) Apparently acai means “fruit that cries” (your learning for the day).

Whether or not you believe acai counts as a superfood, it definitely has a lot of health benefits. It's loaded with antioxidants, phytochemicals (anti-aging properties), and may aid in weight loss.

AND it's delicious, so there.

Pineapple Acai Smoothie Bowl or Boat. Pineapple boat with banana, pomegranate arils, and chia seeds.

Trader Joe's has this packet of acai berry puree that is perfect for smoothies! You can also get them online.

Pineapple Acai Smoothie Bowl or Boat. Picture of Trader Joe's Organic Acai Puree Packets

Pineapples are in abundance around here right now, so it seemed like the perfect match to try out these acai packets.

In addition to those two fruits, I added banana, a handful of spinach, a bit of juice and a few dates. If you want to turn this into a protein shake (I did!) These are my favorite protein powders.

This smoothie already has natural sweetness, but I added the dates for a little extra and also for the consistency. Dates are also loaded with vitamins and goodness.

I like to add a handful of spinach to my smoothies so that it's not ALL fruit. Plus you can't taste it, and it's just another thing that's good for you. See a trend here?

Pineapple Acai Smoothie Bowl or Boat. Full Pineapple with banana, pomegranate arils, and chia seeds.

If you don't want to buy a whole pineapple or use it for the smoothie boat, you can just eat it as a smoothie bowl! Or a regular smoothie, but then you don't get the fun toppings.

Also, if you don't level out the bottom of your pineapple boat you may end up tipping the whole thing over while you're trying to eat it. That may or may not have happened to me.

Pineapple Acai Smoothie Bowl or Boat. Bowl with banana, pomegranate arils, chia seeds and coconut.

(It definitely did.)

Yield: 1

Pineapple Acai Smoothie Bowl/Boat

Pineapple Acai Smoothie Bowl or Boat. Lots of tropical fruit vibes and a handful of greens make this smoothie a refreshing treat! Superfoods + optional protein.

Pineapple Acai Smoothie Bowl or Boat. Lots of tropical fruit vibes and a handful of greens make this smoothie a refreshing treat! Superfoods + optional protein.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 packet acai puree (100 grams or 3.5 oz)
  • 1 cup cut up pineapple
  • 1/4 cup orange juice, or other fruit juice or water (I used Simply Orange's tropical blend)
  • 3 dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1/2 banana (save other half for topping)
  • 1 handful fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 scoop your favorite protein powder, optional

Toppings:

  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate seeds
  • coconut flakes

Instructions

  1. Run acai packet under warm water to dethaw slightly and break into 2 or 3 chunks. Cut packet open and add to blender. 
  2. Add pineapple chunks, orange juice, dates, banana, spinach leaves and protein powder (if using) to blender. Blend until combined (make sure dates are fully blended!).
  3. Pour smoothie into bowl or pineapple boat. Add toppings as desired. Enjoy! 

Notes

*For a plant-based protein powder read more information on the Your Superfoods blends here (and find a discount code!)

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 372Total Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 32mgCarbohydrates: 88gFiber: 9gSugar: 61gProtein: 5g

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Pineapple Acai Smoothie Bowl or Boat. Lots of tropical fruit vibes and a handful of greens make this smoothie a refreshing treat! Superfoods + optional protein, summer time is closer than ever with this vegan and gluten free snack.

 

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Emily

Wednesday 14th of June 2017

I love how you've used the pineapple as a bowl, this sounds like the perfect way to start the day!

Natalia

Wednesday 14th of June 2017

This is such a beautiful and mouthwatering smoothie bowl! And full of vitamins and superfoods too!

Tracy | Baking Mischief

Wednesday 14th of June 2017

This is such a beautiful smoothie bowl!! I love that you used dates to give it a little extra sweetness. That's such a good idea--totally going to try it!

Lindsey @ Lito Supply Co.

Wednesday 14th of June 2017

What a fun take on smoothie bowls! This looks and sounds so refreshing!

Beth

Wednesday 14th of June 2017

I have never had acai berries before but thanks to you I can now pronounce the word! Thank you for that! Beautiful photos, looks very tempting!