Açaí Bowl Ingredients: Regular and Keto Diet Options

March 15, 2019

Wondering what is in an açaí bowl? If there are keto friendly options? How about what can be added to make a creamy texture, or what the best açaí bowl toppings are to add some crunch?

 

Well today is your lucky day! We’ve outlined a superfood list of ingredients to keep in your kitchen so you can make the perfect açaí bowl every time!

 

Our top açaí bowl ingredients are included in the infograph below. It is meant to be a guide so you can pick and choose a few from each category to build your masterpiece! We suggest you always start with the basic mix (water and sweetener at a minimum), then add whatever ingredients from the texture, health boosts, and toppings sections that you’d like!

 

We’ve broken it down into both regular and keto options for those of you following this restricted diet. The keto side can also be known as a “gut friendly” list – great if you’re following a low FODMAP, lectin free or SIBO specific diet. Of course anyone without dietary restrictions can select ANY of the listed ingredients to build your açaí berry bowl!

 

 

Açaí is super versatile – you can switch up your bowl literally every day! That said, we don’t recommend for you to use ALL of the ingredients on this list for each one. Try experimenting with different combinations and see what works best for your health needs and for your taste buds!

 

In case you haven’t heard of L-Glutamine and Collagen Peptides (this one’s specifically for keto-ers):

 

L-Glutamine: The keto diet involves a reduction in fruit sources of antioxidants. L-glutamine is an amino acid that also acts as an antioxidant, so adding it into your diet can provide additional support for fighting cellular damage. It’s also a great choice for anyone who is very active, as l-glutamine is naturally reduced through intense exercise.

 

Collagen peptides:  Collagen peptides are a great addition to the keto diet as they’re easily digestible forms of proteins that are the least likely to kick you out of ketosis. In addition, they can help your hair, nails and skin grown become healthier, and can help with gut issues.

 

 

Our Favourite Açaí Bowl Combinations:

 

Here are a few of our favourite combinations, all of which can be made with both regular and keto friendly options:

 

*Note: all of the below suggestions start with frozen açaí puree, water and sweetener of choice as a base!

 

Craving some chocolate? Try an Açaí Cocoa Crazy Bowl

  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Coconut milk
  • Avocado
  • Chocolate chips or cacao nibs
  • Granola
  • Banana slices (optional)

 

Want a big antioxidant kick? Try our Açaí Matcha Blueberry Swirl Bowl

  • Blueberries
  • Matcha powder
  • Protein powder of choice
  • Yogurt of choice
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes

 

Just had a great workout? Try an Açaí Protein Booster Bowl

  • Banana
  • Nut butter of choice
  • Yogurt of choice
  • Milk of choice
  • Protein powder of choice
  • Yogurt of choice
  • Hemp seeds
  • Granola of choice
  • Banana slices

 

Craving some veggies? Try an Açaí Supergreens Bowl

  • Banana
  • Blueberries
  • Avocado
  • Milk of choice
  • Spinach
  • Elderberries

 

For more detailed instructions on how to make the perfect açaí bowl, be sure to check out our Recipes section, or try our good friend Kelly’s delicious recipe from The Spice at Home! Happy eating!