Açaí Smoothie Bowl (Vegan & Gluten Free!)

Acai Smoothie Bowls (Paleo-friendly, vegan-friendly, gluten-free) | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This Açaí Smoothie Bowl is the perfect refreshing and nourishing treat for warm Spring and Summer days! Paleo-friendly, vegan-friendly, and gluten-free! We love topping ours with gluten-free granola, a mix of berries, and bee pollen for a pop of color and added protein!

Acai Bowl recipe

Açaí Bowl

Acai + mixed berries = the ultimate antioxidant treat! I made these bowls inspired by a favorite smoothie shop of mine, Robeks and absolutely love them! Get creative with the toppings for a fun, flavorful, and healthy breakfast!

What is an acai bowl made of?

  • Frozen Acai
  • Raspberries
  • Banana
  • Nut milk
  • Sweetener of choice
  • Optional: protein powder 
  • Toppings!

How do you make an acai bowl

If you like this smoothie bowl recipe, try this one, too!

Acai Bowl Toppings:

  • Chia Seeds
  • Bee Pollen
  • Crunchy Granola
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Nuts or seeds of choice

How can I thicken my acai bowl?

Start with less milk, and add more as desired until it reaches your desired thickness. You want the base of the acai bowl to be thick & scoop able, definitely not watery.

How do you make an acai bowl

Açaí Smoothie Bowl

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 00:00 Total Time 0:05 Serves 1, 16 ounce bowl

Ingredients

    Acai Bowl

    • 1 frozen organic unsweetened Açaí pack. *You can find this in the frozen fruit isle in your local grocery store! We got ours at Whole Foods Market.
    • 1/2 banana, frozen
    • 1 cup frozen organic mixed berries
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, more as needed
    • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
    • Optional: 1 scoop grass-fed whey protein powder (Use code LEXI for 10% off)

    Toppings

    • 1/4 cup paleo granola
    • 1 banana, sliced thin
    • 1 strawberry, sliced thin
    • Handful of raspberries
    • 1/2 teaspoon bee pollen

    Directions

    1. Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender.
    2. Blend until smooth.
    3. Pour into a bowl, garnish with desired toppings and devour!

    Loading nutrition data...
    There may be affiliate links in this post! By clicking on them, or purchasing recommended items I may receive a small compensation, at no cost to you! However, I only recommend products I absolutely love and use in my own home! Thank you for supporting Lexi's Clean Kitchen when you shop! See my privacy policy for more information about this, the information we save, and more!

     

    Loaded Chicken Salad: Four Ways

    Loaded Chicken Salad: Four Ways | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    This Loaded Chicken Salad Four Ways makes for the perfect customizable lunch! Make a big batch at the beginning of the week and enjoy it all week long in sandwiches, as a back-to-school snack on celery sticks, in a lettuce wrap, or in a salad! Made in partnership with Nuts.com!

    Loaded Chicken Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    This Chicken Salad is filled with some of my favorite lunch flavors:

    Perfectly seasoned baked (or boiled) chicken

    Fresh chopped scallions

    Crisp red grapes

    Sweet royal raisins

    Chopped walnuts, or nuts of choice

    & crispy, smoky bacon

    It seriously doesn’t get much better than that!

    Loaded Chicken Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    I am so excited to partner with my friends at Nuts.com to bring you today’s recipe. This chicken salad is packed with nuts of choice, and my favorite, royal raisins! I simply can’t get over how customizable and delicious this lunch recipe is.

    Loaded Chicken Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    Looking for a great back-to-school snack for when the kiddos get home? Serve this on celery sticks for a protein-packed snack.

    Loaded Chicken Salad Celery Logs | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    If you are looking for a low-carb Whole30 compliant lunch option, make it a lettuce wrap!

    Loaded Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    Are you more of a salad person? Create a salad with this Chicken Salad by serving it over greens with your favorite salad fixings!

    Loaded Chicken Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    More of a sandwich person? Add this to your favorite bread with some extra add-ins such as tomatoes and avocado for an ultimate protein packed sandwich to keep you full and energized all day long!

    Loaded Chicken Salad Sandwich | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    Loaded Chicken Salad

    Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes Total Time 0:25 Serves 4

    Ingredients

      Chicken Salad

      • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and diced
      • 1/4 cup red grapes, sliced
      • 1/4 cup royal raisins, roughly chopped
      • 1/4 cup walnuts, or another nut of choice
      • 1/4 cup scallions, thinly sliced
      • 1/2 red onion, diced
      • 1/3 cup good quality mayonnaise
      • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard, more to taste
      • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
      • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, more to taste
      • optional: 1/4 cup bacon, roughly chopped

      Chicken Salad Celery Sticks

      • 12 celery ribs, cleaned and sliced in half or thirds depending on size

      Chicken Salad Sandwich

      Lettuce Wraps

      Chicken Salad Over Salad

      Directions

      1. Place all of the chicken salad ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
      2. Mix until well combined. Taste and adjust seasoning, mayonnaise, and dijon mustard as needed.
      3. Serve as celery sticks, in a lettuce wrap, on top of a salad, or as a sandwich!

      Recipe Notes

      *Store in your refrigerator for 3-5 days!

      *You can sub the mayo for 1/3 cup Greek yogurt if desired!

       

      Loading nutrition data...
      There may be affiliate links in this post! By clicking on them, or purchasing recommended items I may receive a small compensation, at no cost to you! However, I only recommend products I absolutely love and use in my own home! Thank you for supporting Lexi's Clean Kitchen when you shop! See my privacy policy for more information about this, the information we save, and more!

      This post is sponsored by Nuts.com. All thoughts and opinions are always 100% my own! I love the integrity of their products and think you’ll love them too. Thank you for continuing to support LCK and the brands I work with!

      Gluten-Free BLT Pasta Salad

      BLT Pasta Salad {Gluten-free, nut-free} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

      This gluten-free BLT Pasta Salad is the perfect pasta salad to serve a crowd!  The salty bacon, along with the sweet tomatoes, and fresh crisp lettuce all dressed in a creamy dressing is so nourishing and flavorful. Such a great meal for any gathering! Add perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs for added flavor and protein!

      BLT Pasta Salad | Lexi's Clean KitchenBLT Pasta Salad

      This BLT Pasta Salad is:

      • Flavorful
      • Hearty
      • Creamy with an added lettuce crunch
      • and
      • Perfect for any BLT lover (like myself)

      BLT Pasta Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

      I love using gluten-free rice pasta (made with only brown rice as the ingredient), because it’s easier for me to digest, and nobody knows it’s gluten-free! I make this as an easy BBQ or dinner side, and it’s great for leftovers, too! My two favorite brands are Jovial and Tinkyada.

      BLT Pasta Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

      Want other picnic-perfect pasta salad recipes? Try these favorites:

      BLT Pasta Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

      BLT Pasta Salad

      Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 00:15 Total Time 0:25 Serves 8

      Ingredients

        Pasta Salad

        • 1 package gluten-free pasta (12 ounce bag), cooked according to package instructions
        • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
        • 2 heads romaine lettuce, roughly chopped
        • 1 package nitrate-free bacon, cooked until crispy
        • 1/4 cup scallions, sliced thin
        • Optional: 4 hardboiled eggs, sliced into quarters
        • Optional: a dash of hot sauce

        Dressing

        Directions

        1. Place all salad ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
        2. In a high-speed blender, blend all dressing ingredients until well combined.
        3. Pour dressing over salad ingredients and mix well.
        4. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve!
        Loading nutrition data...
        There may be affiliate links in this post! By clicking on them, or purchasing recommended items I may receive a small compensation, at no cost to you! However, I only recommend products I absolutely love and use in my own home! Thank you for supporting Lexi's Clean Kitchen when you shop! See my privacy policy for more information about this, the information we save, and more!

        Four-Ingredient Lightened Up Piña Colada

        4 Ingredient Lightened Up Piña Colada (dairy-free, paleo-friendly) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

        This Four Ingredient Lightened Up Piña Colada is the perfect simple and refreshing Summer drink! Simply toss all of the ingredients into a blender, buzz, and sip!

        4 Ingredient Lightened Up Pina Colada | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

        I am so excited to partner with my friends at Pacific Foods to bring you today’s recipe. I love to lighten up dishes with their coconut milk instead of using canned coconut milk! It makes the dish, or cocktail, lighter, while still being super creamy!

        4 Ingredient Lightened Up Piña Colada

        We had so much fun testing this recipe. We could not get over how fun and customizable this drink was! Want to turn it into popsicles? Pour it into a popsicle mold, freeze overnight and devour! Want to spice it up a bit? Add some lemon or lime juice for an extra zing!

        4 Ingredient Lightened Up Pina Colada {Dairy-free, no added sugar} | Lexi's Clean KitchenNo added sugar, dairy-free, and paleo-friendly! A cocktail WIN in my book!

        This drink is GREAT without the rum as well for a cooling and flavorful Virgin Piña Colada! Simply ditch the rum to make these mocktails for the non-drinkers in your life!

        4 Ingredient Lightened Up Pina Colada | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

        Definitely, a new go-to Summer cocktail to make for weekend entertaining!

        Four Ingredient Lightened Up Piña Colada

        Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 00:00 Total Time 0:10 Serves 2

        Ingredients

        Directions

        1. Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender.
        2. Blend on high until well combined. You should not be able to see any pinneaple pieces.
        3. Taste and adjust ice as needed. The consistency should be very thick but smooth enough to drink!

        Recipe Notes

        • *Triple this recipe to serve a crowd!
        • **You can use any Pacific Foods Coconut Milk you like. This is different than full-fat canned coconut milk!
        • ***I like adding a pinch of sea salt, but you can omit this step!
        Loading nutrition data...
        There may be affiliate links in this post! By clicking on them, or purchasing recommended items I may receive a small compensation, at no cost to you! However, I only recommend products I absolutely love and use in my own home! Thank you for supporting Lexi's Clean Kitchen when you shop! See my privacy policy for more information about this, the information we save, and more!

        This recipe is sponsored by Pacific Foods. I love the integrity of their products and think you’ll love them too. All opinions are always 100% my own! Want a free e-cookbook? Download the Non-Dairy Made Easy e-book here!

        Lexi’s Weekly Dinner Plan Week 32

        Weekly Dinner Plan Week 32 | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

        If you have been on the lookout for SIMPLE Summer meals, this week’s Dinner Plan is for you! This week’s menu is filled with thirty minute or less meals that are perfect for these beautiful, busy Summer days when you really don’t want to be stuck inside cooking!

        If you are new to the meal plans, you can find them all, equipped with *free* printable shopping lists, in our easy Meal Plan Tab on the blog! If you’ve been loving them, we’d love to hear your favorites so far!

        Weekly Dinner Plan Week 32 | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

        Monday: Spicy Chicken in Tomatoes

        Tuesday: Lemon-Basil Shrimp Salad

        Wednesday: Grilled Fish Bowls with Garlic Scapes and Kale

        Thursday: Strawberry Asparagus Salad with Bacon and Almonds

        Friday: Out

        Saturday: Cauliflower Baked Ziti

        Sunday: Leftovers

        Grab your free printable shopping list HERE!

        Make a swap throughout the week from the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook!

        The Scallops Provencal on page 192, Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna Salad on page 150, and BBQ Chicken Pizza on page 176 are some of our Summer favorites!

        Cold Asian Noodle Salad [VIDEO]

        Gluten Free Cold Asian Noodle Salad {Gluten-free, no added sugar, 30 minutes or less, vegetarian option} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

        If you are looking for a simple side-dish to feed a crowd for weekend BBQing or a great on-the-go lunch, this Cold Asian Noodle Salad is perfect! Simply chop up all of the veggies, mix together the sauce, add in some rice noodles and BOOM. Your Summer salad is complete.

        Cold Asian Noodle Salad {Gluten-free, Vegetarian} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

        Watch the video here:

        Cold Asian Noodle Salad {Gluten-free, Vegetarian} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

        All the veggies! They add a great crunch and beautiful colors. This salad will be on repeat for every summer gathering! Mark my words!

        Cold Asian Noodle Salad {Gluten-free, Vegetarian} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

        Add some optional chicken to take this from a side dish to a hearty main!

        Cold Asian Noodle Salad {Gluten-free, Vegetarian} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

        Cold Asian Noodle Salad

        Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 8 minutes Total Time 0:18 Serves 8

        Ingredients

          Sauce

          • 1/3 cup coconut aminos
          • 3 tablespoons peanut butter or almond butter
          • 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce 
          • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
          • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated, more to taste
          • 2 teaspoons garlic, grated, more to taste
          • 2 teaspoons chili sauce
          • 2 teaspoon toasted sesame oils, plus more to put on noodles
          • 1/2 lime juiced, more to taste
          • Optional 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes, more to taste

          Other Ingredients

          • 1 8.8 oz package Vermicelli Rice noodles, cooked based on package instructions
          • 2 carrots, sliced thin
          • 1 Red bell pepper, sliced thin
          • 1 Yellow bell pepper, sliced thin
          • 1/4 cup scallions, sliced thin
          • 1/4 purple cabbage, sliced thin
          • 1 cup snap peas
          • 1 cucumber, sliced thin
          • 2 tablespoon cilantro, roughly chopped, more to taste
          • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
          • optional: shredded rotisserie chicken
          • optional edamame 
          • optional: add peanuts

          Directions

          1. Add all sauce ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until combined. Set aside.
          2. Toss chopped veggies, rice noodles, cilantro, and sesame seeds into a medium mixing bowl. Add in chicken if using. Pour in sauce and mix well. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
          3. Serve cold topped with scallions and peanuts if using.
          Loading nutrition data...
          There may be affiliate links in this post! By clicking on them, or purchasing recommended items I may receive a small compensation, at no cost to you! However, I only recommend products I absolutely love and use in my own home! Thank you for supporting Lexi's Clean Kitchen when you shop! See my privacy policy for more information about this, the information we save, and more!