DIY Açaí Bowl

By Jolee Keplinger | June 25, 2020
Principia Center for Sustainability
Special Projects Officer

This isn’t your average açaí recipe! The unexpected ingredient is cricket protein powder. Cricket protein is an up-and-coming superfood that can easily be incorporated into your summertime smoothies. You can purchase this protein powder from Mighty Cricket, a local and sustainable food startup based in St. Louis. Click here to learn more about cricket protein on the blog.


  • 1 ripe banana (frozen)
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries and blueberries
  •  1/3 to ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbsp Mighty Cricket Protein Powder
  • 1 tbsp nut/seed butter
  • 1 tbsp acai powder

Optional additions

  • 1/4 tsp maca powder
  • 1/4 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp moringa powder
  • fresh grated nutmeg

Topping ideas:

  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Muesli
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Bee pollen
  • Full fat coconut milk or cream


1. Place all base ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

2. Pour into a small bowl.

3. Sprinkle on desired toppings. Drizzle with full fat coconut milk or cream.

4. Artfully sprinkle on desired toppings.

5. Bonus: Visit @MightyCricketCo on Instagram to learn more creative ways for incorporating cricket protein into your sustainable lifestyle!