Is Açaí Gluten Free? What are the Best Gluten Free Açaí Recipes?

Alexa DuPont
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Is Açaí Gluten Free? What are the Best Gluten Free Açaí Recipes?

Açaí is known for its delicious taste and superfood attributes. SAMBAZON explains how to make the best gluten-free Açaí recipes for bowls and smoothies here!


Is Açaí Gluten Free?


Yes, Açaí is naturally 100% gluten-free. People who follow gluten-free diets may be aware of how difficult it can be to find tasty, filling, and healthy options to incorporate into their diet. This is why Açaí has become popular in the gluten-free community. Açaí may be used for breakfast, lunch, snacks, or even as a healthy treat to give you all of the energy that you need to get through your day.


What are the Best Gluten Free Açaí Recipes?


Açaí is delicious and versatile. The team of experts at SAMBAZON have perfected the craft of Açaí bowls, smoothies, and treats. We think that these gluten-free recipes will be the perfect addition to any Celiac or gluten-intolerant individuals' diet.



Açaí bowls are a delicious and healthy meal packed with nutrients to help you power through your day.


These bowls are fully customizable and may be adjusted to anyone’s palate. The only equipment needed is a blender! We have many gluten-free recipe options. Here is a selection to get your started.


Homemade Performance Protein Açaí Bowl Recipe


Blend Ingredients

●       2 SAMBAZON Performance Protein Frozen Acai Packets

●      ½  Banana

●      1 scoop Vegan Protein Powder

●      1 tbsp Nut Butter

●      ¼ c Non-Dairy Milk

●      1 tsp Cacao Powder



●      Nutty Granola

●      Fresh Fruit

●      Sliced Bananas

●      Hemp Seeds

●      Goji Berries

●      Cacao Nibs

●      Mulberries


Put everything in the blender (make sure to break up your Açaí Packets), blend until really thick – adding more liquid if necessary – then pour into a bowl, top with suggested toppings, and enjoy! This recipe is great before or after a workout as well.


Strawberries, Cashews, and Quinoa Açaí Bowl Pie Recipe


Blend Ingredients


●      2 SAMBAZON Açaí Performance Protein Superfruit Packs

●      ½ c Frozen Strawberries

●      1 tbsp Raw Cashews

●      ½ c Plain Cooked Quinoa (cold)

●      ½ c Non-Dairy Milk

●      1 tbsp Preferred Natural Sweetener (or to taste)

●      1 tbsp Ground Flax or Chia


Blend everything but the SAMBAZON Superfruit packs. Let your packs sit out for a few minutes, cut in half or cut the top off and break into your blender. Blend it up real thick, pour into a bowl and top with GF granola, fresh strawberries and maybe a few raw cashews.

Banana and Mango Unsweetened Island Hopper Açaí Bowl Recipe


Blend Ingredients

●      2 SAMBAZON Pure Unsweetened Superfruit Packs

●      ¼  c Coconut Milk

●      1 Frozen Banana

●      ½ c Frozen Mango

●      Preferred Natural Sweetener to Taste



●      Mango

●      Blueberries

●      Coconut Flakes


Blend and top with fresh mango, blueberries, coconut flakes and fresh fruit to make your delicious banana Açaí bowl.



An Açaí smoothie is simply the portable form of a bowl. Similar to the Açaí bowl, Açaí smoothies are simple to make, fully customizable, and most importantly -- gluten-free.


Tiffani Thiessen’s Coconut Berry Power Açaí Smoothie Recipe


Blend Ingredients


●      1 SAMBAZON Performance Protein Frozen Acai Packets

●      1 c Cold Unsweetened Coconut Milk

●      ½ Frozen Banana

●      1 c Frozen Mixed Berries

●      Optional Garnish: Add some chopped Nuts or Seeds for a Crunchy Boost


It's super simple to make your coconut Açaí smoothie or berry Açaí smoothie. Just put everything in a blender and enjoy it.


Earth and Sun Smoothie Recipe


Blend Ingredients


●      1 SAMBAZON Pure Unsweetened Açaí Packets

●      3 oz Carrot Juice

●      3 oz Orange Juice

●      1t Fresh Ginger Juice (add more if you’d like)

●      ½ Frozen Banana


Blend all ingredients until smooth. Earthy from carrots and sweet from orange, this smoothie brings together roots and fruits. Make the zest as strong as desired by grating fresh Ginger and squeezing it in your hand to get fresh ginger juice. Start with a teaspoon and go from there.


Açaí Date Smoothie Recipe


Blend Ingredients


●      1 SAMBAZON Original Superfruit Pack

●      1 c Coconut Milk

●      1 Frozen Banana

●      4 Dates Pitted

●      1 tsp Vanilla

●      1 tbsp Cacao Powder

●      1 scoop Maca Powder (or protein powder)


Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend for at least 45 seconds or until smooth. Pour into a glass, top with some coconut flakes and a date. Enjoy!



Have you heard of Açaí treats? SAMBAZON’s healthy gluten-free Açaí treats show just how much can be done with this incredible berry. Check out these recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth.


Gluten Free Vegan Açaí Berry Pie




●      1 Gluten Free Pie Crust

●      2 SAMBAZON Superfruit Packs (Original, Pure or Protein)

●      3 c Frozen Mixed Berries

●      1-2 Tbsp Coconut Oil

●      Optional: Ground ginger

●      Dash of cinnamon

●      Dash of vanilla

Crumble Topping

●      1 - 2 c Gluten Free Oats

●      1 c Brown Sugar OR 1/2 c Agave

●      1/4 - 1/2 c Coconut Oil Melted

●      Dash of Sea Salt

●      Dash Cinnamon

●      Optional: small handful chopped nuts and seeds

Preheat the oven to 350 F.


To Make Filling: In a blender, combine SAMBAZON Superfruit Packs (melted), 1 c frozen mixed berries and optional ginger or cinnamon. Blend until smooth and combined. In a bowl, add the rest of the berries and then add your blended mixture.

Stir to combine. Pour mixture into your pie crust, evenly smooth out the mixture. Over the top, evenly distribute small dollops of coconut oil. Top with crumble mixture.


To Make Crumble: In a bowl, combine all ingredients. Make sure all oats are covered. Scoop atop pie filling, gently pat down. Bake 350 for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.


Allow to cool before serving. Try adding a scoop of Açai Sorbet and enjoy your Açaí pie.


Raw Vegan & Gluten-Free Açaí Brownies Treat



●      SAMBAZON Original Blend Frozen Açaí Packets

●      1 ½ c Walnuts

●      6 tbsp Cacao Powder

●      1 ½ tsp Vanilla

●      2 ½ c Pitted Dates

●      Pinch Himalayan Sea Salt


For Topping

●      ¾ c Raw Cashews

●      2 tbsp Melted Coconut Oil

●      3 tbsp Maple Syrup

●      ½  SAMBAZON Original Blend Frozen Açaí Packets

●      Optional: Frozen Mixed berries


Combine SAMBAZON Açaí packs, dates, walnuts, cacao, vanilla, and salt in a food processor. Process until smooth. scraping down sides as needed. Lightly grease an 8 x 8 baking pan with coconut oil or use parchment paper. Transfer dough to the pan and press firmly until evenly distributed. Put in the fridge for at least two hours. For Topping: In a food processor, quickly pulse raw cashews, maple or honey, Açaí and coconut oil. Add a pinch of salt if you'd like and a handful of frozen mixed berries. We kept it as a quick pulse to be chunky against the creamy brownie but you can blend it all the way to super smooth! Once the brownies harden up in the fridge for about two hours, top with frosting and put back in the fridge for another hour or two. Cut and serve. Store in the fridge or freezer.

Chocolate Covered Bananas Treat



●      SAMBAZON Original Blend Frozen Açaí Packets

●      Frozen Bananas (peeled and frozen for at least an hour)

●      Açaí Chocolate Sauce (see recipe below)



●      Hemp Seeds

●      Bee Pollen

●      Cacao Nibs

●      Coconut Flakes


Açaí Chocolate Sauce: 1 SAMBAZON Açaí Superfruit Pack, 1 bar vegan dark Chocolate, broken into chunks, Dash of Sea Salt, Dash of Vanilla Extract, Spoonful of Coconut Oil.


To Make the Chocolate Sauce: Using a double boiler, heat chocolate chunks, oil, salt, vanilla, and Açaí pack. You might need to add a little extra oil, but keep stirring constantly so nothing burns.


How To Make the Bananas: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and get your frozen bananas from the freezer. You can either roll them in chocolate or spread the warm chocolate sauce on them with a knife. Once they’re dipped in chocolate (and it hasn’t hardened yet!), add your toppings and then put back in the freezer to harden. Let freeze for at least an hour. You could totally put them on popsicle sticks, too. Just freeze them on sticks first.


What is Açaí and Where Does It Come From?


Açaí berries have historically been a staple of indeginous diets and are found on the palm trees of the Amazonian rainforest. This nutritional powerhouse tastes like a mix of mixed berries, dark chocolate, and red wine and is deep purple in color. Açaí is often regarded as a superfood because of its nutritional value.


The açaí berry itself has a short shelf life, so it is most commonly imported to the U.S. in the form of frozen purée or juice. SAMBAZON created a responsibly managed supply chain of USDA Organic and Fair Trade Certified Açaí that established a direct connection between the Brazilian farmers and the consumer. This process ensures that the product is the highest quality while also being ethically sourced, transported, and processed.


Learn more about The SAMBAZON Difference.


What is So Great About Açaí?

Nutritional Value


Not only is Açaí gluten-free, but there are tons of other benefits associated with it. Açaí is known for being nutrient dense, most notably the defense boosting antioxidants, fiber, and Omegas 3, 6, and 9 that it provides while being very low in sugar. Incorporating foods into your diet that are high in fiber can reduce your risk of heart disease, according to the FDA.


Delicious Taste


Açaí’s unique flavor is said to taste like something in between mixed berries, dark chocolate, and red wine. It’s distinctly exotic flavor is so popular because it is much more savory than other berries. This has made it such a popular base for smoothies and bowls because it can adapt to any flavor pallet. Say goodbye to bland gluten-free options and hello to this exquisite flavor!


Can be Eaten in a Variety of Ways


For gluten-free individuals seeking ideas for tasty, yet nutritious meals, açaí is an ideal ingredient to add to your diet due to its versatility. An Açaí bowl or smoothie will never get boring and can be adjusted every day based on your needs or cravings. Whether you need a high protein option before a workout or have a hankering for something chocolate-y, there are endless ways to satisfy your palate.


Check out our Açaí Recipes to see just how many ways it can be used!


Sustainably Sourced


Learn more about SAMBAZON protects indigenous communities and the biodiversity of the Amazon Rainforest.


Where Can I Buy Açaí?


Our Frozen Açaí Packets, Fresh Açaí Juices and premade Açaí Bowls are available at both your local grocery retailer and directly from our website. Check out our Store Locator to find your most convenient location! If you can’t wait and want refreshingly delicious Açaí Packs delivered today, you can add it to your online cart at Target, Sprouts, or Amazon Fresh!


Try SAMBAZON’s Açaí Today!


Açaí is a wonderful ingredient to add to a gluten-free diet.


SAMBAZON’s açaí is the highest quality and made with love. We are the first USDA Organic and Fair Trade Certified Açaí company. Our Açaí is and will always be Certified Organic and Fair Trade — just the way nature intended it.


Our Frozen Açaí Packets, Fresh Açaí Juices and premade Açaí Bowls are available at both your local grocery retailer and directly from our website. Shop our organic Açaí products for healthy and delicious meals and snacks.


Find out why we are the best Açaí brand and why we do what we do!


Frequently Asked Questions


What is Açaí Made of?


The Açaí berry is an inch-long, reddish-purple fruit. It comes from the Açaí palm tree, which is native to Central and South America.

What is Açaí Good For?


Açaí is considered by nutritionists to be a healthy choice. It is remarkably high in antioxidants, low in sugar, and packed full of healthy Omegas 3, 6, and 9. If you are looking for a low carb, low sugar, and nutrient-packed fruit to incorporate into your diet, look no further than açaí.

Is Açaí Plant-Based?


Yes, SAMBAZON’s Açaí Products are an ideal addition to a plant-based diet.


Is Açaí Vegan?


SAMBAZON’s Açaí Products are 100% Vegan-friendly.


Is There Dairy in Açaí Bowls?


Açaí bowls can easily be dairy-free. Though we cannot speak to the ingredients that other brands use, we do not incorporate dairy into our recipes. Using non-dairy milk or coconut water are great alternatives to using milk or yogurt.

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