It's officially summer! We're really excited to share the recipe for this delicious, vegan acai bowl with raw granola. It's completely dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free & refined sugar-free. We love acai bowls because acai is full of antioxidants (10 times more than blueberries!) and fiber. Plus it can help with digestion, heart health, and is relatively low in sugar.

Acai bowls are usually made by blending frozen acai with nut mylk or apple juice, nut butter, nuts, seeds, and other fruits. We've simplified the recipe, making an easy acai bowl made with only 4 ingredients in under 5 minutes! Our favorite topping is our almond butter rawnola (a.k.a. raw granola) which is naturally sweetened with dates and oil-free.

Acai bowls are a perfect, healthy alternative to ice cream in the summer. We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

Recipe //


  1. Add acai, banana, and blueberries to a food processor or high-speed blender. 
  2. Blend, adding almond milk a little bit at a time until you get a smooth and creamy consistency. You may need to scrape down the sides to get it to mix.
  3. Add in almond butter and blend until fully combined.
  4. Scoop into a bowl.
  5. Top with rawnola, fresh fruit, and any other healthy toppings!

If you make this recipe, please share a photo with us on Instagram and be sure to tag us @nuttybuddynutbutters. We love to see your creations!


Come meet our co-founder Laura this Monday-Wednesday, Feb. 20-23rd, from 12-2pm at Green Common in Alexandra House (Central MTR Exit H). She'll be handing out free samples of all 3 of our delicious nut butters and talking about all things nutty!

She'll also be there on Thursday-Friday from 6:30pm-8pm. Take a break from your busy lunch schedule to come say hi and snag a jar of our locally made, natural & organic almond and cashew butter.

RECIPE for Cookie Dough Balls (Vegan, Gluten-free, Refined Sugar-free)

We're excited to start sharing more recipes to show you the various, diverse ways of using our almond and cashew butters! If you're not already following us on Instagram, it's definitely worth checking out because that's where we share daily nut butter inspiration including delicious, healthy recipes from some of our favorite food bloggers. 

So, without further or due, here's a recipe for no-bake cookie dough balls. Also known as "energy balls" or "bliss balls", these cookie dough balls are made up of a mixture of dates, oats, and almond butter. They're dairy-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and paleo-friendly, plus only naturally sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup.

These cookie dough balls are really easy to make in under 10 minutes and only have all-natural ingredients in them. So they're the perfect, healthy snack to grab on the go! 

Thank you to A Sunshine Mission for sharing this amazing recipe with us! She shares all vegan + gluten-free recipes on her blog which are all easy to make and very yummy. You can check it out here.


  • 1 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup pitted Medjool dates
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 3 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Add rolled oats to a high-speed blender or food processor.
  2. Process until they turn into a flour-like consistency.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and process until a sticky ball of dough forms.
  4. Scoop out by the spoonful and roll into balls between your hands.
  5. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Let set in the fridge for 1 hour (optional).

*You can store these in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days.