Classic Acai Bowl Recipe from Honolulu Coffee Vancouver

Words by Ming Yang

To paraphrase the old adage about catching lightning in a bottle, our Hawaiian-inspired acai bowls at Honolulu Coffee Vancouver are like capturing summer in a bowl.

We have four varieties (including a build-your-own option with eight different toppings), but one of the centrepieces are the fresh, plump British Columbia blueberries bursting with summer flavour. They offer a tart little treat atop a frozen base consisting of acai berries, strawberries, more blueberries, bananas, and apple juice, and sweetened with honey. Here’s how to make your own at home.

Classic Acai Bowl

Serves 1

Acai base

  • 1 pack unsweetened frozen acai berries
  • 3.5 ounces apple juice (you can substitute with your favourite beverage, such as other fruit juice or almond milk)
  • 35 grams frozen strawberries 
  • 35 grams frozen blueberries
  • 35 grams frozen bananas
  • 0.5 ounces honey 

  1. In a blender, blend everything into a soft, smooth texture.
  2. Pour into your favourite bowl.


  • 1 cup granola 
  • Half-sliced bananas
  • Two fresh strawberries (cut into quarters) 
  • 1 ounce fresh blueberries
  • Sprinkle of coconut flakes

Enjoy the bowl of Aloha.