National Acai Bowl Day

Celebrated annually on April 6th, National Acai Bowl Day is a holiday that celebrates a breakfast sensation that has recently been sweeping the U.S. These bowls are made from a combination of a variety of ingredients that may include fresh fruit, seeds, nuts, granola, peanut butter, and, of course, acai berries.

A quick search of the internet will reveal dozens of recipes for these bowls, so a person could technically eat them for all three meals on this holiday. And who wouldn’t want to do just that? These bowls are not only delicious, but they’re also chock-full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

The History of National Acai Bowl Day

Although many people believe that this holiday began as a result of the smoothie craze that began in the U.S. during the first part of the 21st century, it actually started much sooner than that. It was created by Americans Ryan Black, Jeremy Black, and Edmund Nichols after they returned from a trip to Brazil.

While they were in that country, they discovered acai bowls and decided to bring the recipe back to the United States in the late 1990s. This would result in National Acai Bowl Day being created and becoming a popular holiday among acai and health food fans.

The Ultimate Acai Bowl Recipe

Okay, maybe we’re going a little bit overboard, but we do feel that the following acai bowl recipe is one of the better ones out there. We’ve searched all the other recipes and just feel ours is better. Let’s take a look at it.


  • ½ cup of frozen acai berries
  • ½ cup of frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup of frozen raspberries
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • One tablespoon of honey
  • One tablespoon of almond butter
  • Guaraná syrup
  • Fruit/granola for toppings


  • Place fruit, honey, and almond butter into the blender.
  • Blend it into a smoothie.
  • Place into a bowl.
  • Add guaraná syrup, fruit, and granola on top.
  • Serve.

Observing National Acai Bowl Day

Even though we feel most people probably have a good idea of how to celebrate this holiday, we thought that we would go ahead and list some of the ways that we would celebrate this holiday.

One of the first ways to observe it would be to choose a popular acai bowl recipe on the internet and make it at home. We’ve included our favorite acai bowl recipe above. While you’re enjoying your bowl, just don’t forget to use the hashtag #NationalAcaiBowlDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
April 6 Saturday
Next year (2025)
April 6 Sunday
Last year (2023)
April 6 Thursday
Food & Drinks, Health & Body