The Perfect Acai Bowl Recipe By Acai Experts’ The Bowl HK

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We are gaga for healthy bowls- so much so we dedicated a whole email to them! The most famous smoothie bowl of them all, the Acai Bowl, is having its moment and we figured you probably wanted to know how to make your own! So we got in touch with the awesome team behind The Bowl, a Hong Kong company that hosts acai bowl stands at events and markets around town, and ask them to dish on their top dish!

The Perfect Acai Bowl Recipe

The Acai Bowl’s main component is a creamy frozen acai berry puree. The acai berry comes from the Amazonian rainforests and is hailed as a superfruit packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and essential amino and fatty acids. When frozen and blended up, the acai base really looks (and tastes) like ice cream and you may even decipher a hint of dark chocolate – but looks can be deceiving as this treat contains 100% nourishment and 0% refined sugar! A veritable bowl of healthfulness!

healthy acai bowl

We like to keep things easy so below we share how to whip up a basic and refreshing Acai Bowl at home with a (fairly) simple ingredient list. 


  • Freshly chopped fruit (sliced bananas and berries of all kind go really well with acai)
  • Granola for the crunch (make your own or stock up on the best locally made ones)
  • A splash of liquid for easier blending (2 or 3 tablespoons of almond milk, coconut water, coconut milk etc)
  • 1 frozen banana (make sure to peel and slice the bananas before you freeze them- it can be a pain to peel frozen bananas)
  • 1 frozen acai smoothie pack or 2 tablespoons acai powder (Note: At The Bowl, they use unsweetened, pure acai puree sourced straight from Brazil so you can taste the rich, dark cacao flavor of the fruit but sadly, that is not available for retail. Sambazon is the only brand available in Hong Kong, find the frozen packs at Just Green or the Be-Juiced bar, find acai powder at these outlets.)
  • a high-speed blender- a Vitamix or a Blendtec will get you top smoothness but a regular blender or a food processor works too

acai bowl from the bowl


  1. Take a frozen Acai smoothie pack and 1 whole frozen banana, add a splash of liquid, and blend until you get a consistency thicker than a smoothie, kind of like yogurt.
  2. Spoon the Acai base into a bowl, top with your choice of fruit, and don’t forget the granola: the bowl’s crunch is the second best part after the acai!

Want more? Satisfy your craving at The Bowl at one of their events. Their Nutty Bowl, featuring their homemade almond butter, is a customer favorite! The Bowl uses only natural, unsweetened acai berries sourced straight from Brazil and jam-packs their bowls with seasonal fruits, homemade granola, and superfood toppings – no skimping allowed!

Follow The Bowl on Instagram or Facebook for their weekend pop-up stand schedule.

All images courtesy of The Bowl HK. 


  • Sonalie Figueiras

    2021 Women of Power, 2019 GEN T Honoree, V Label Global Hero, 2 x TEDx Speaker: Serial social entrepreneur & trends forecaster Sonalie Figueiras is a sustainability expert, food futurist and eco-powerhouse who has been inspiring global audiences for over a decade with practical steps on how to fight climate change. Known as the Green Queen of Asia, she is the founder and Editor in Chief of the award-winning Green Queen - the region’s first impact media platform that educates millions of readers on the connection between health, sustainability and the environment and showcases future solutions. She is also the co-founder and CEO of organic sourcing platform Ekowarehouse and climate tech SaaS Source Green, which helps consumer brands quit plastic packaging thanks to proprietary plastic reduction software. In addition, Sonalie is a global keynote speaker and an advisor to multiple mission-driven startups and NGOs, and a venture partner to several VC funds.

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