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Acai Smoothie

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Acai berries are small, dark purple fruits native to the rainforests of South America. While you won’t find them fresh here in North America, you can buy them frozen or in powder form. In this acai smoothie, I use the acai powder because it is readily available and tastes and looks great in smoothies.

Acai smoothie in glasses with colorful straws.
  • vanilla almond milk (the sweetened kind) – I find that when you don’t add bananas to smoothies, you need some other form of sweetness and vanilla almond milk does the trick here.
  • acai powder – Adds rich flavor and deep color to smoothies.
  • frozen strawberries
  • frozen pineapple chunks

Fresh acai berries are one of the only fruits to be considered naturally sugar-free! They are immediately frozen after picking to prevent them from going rancid. This is why you will only see them in the freezer section of the grocery store here. To remedy this, we use acai powder instead.

Acai powder is a concentrated form of the acai berry, a fruit that grows on the acai palm tree in the Amazon rainforest.

The process of making this powder usually involves freeze-drying the acai berries and then grinding them into a fine powder. This method helps preserve the nutritional content of the berries and extends their shelf life. It still retains much of the vibrant purple color and the characteristic flavor of fresh acai berries.

How to Make it

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender.
  2. Pulse a few times and then blend on high speed until smooth.
  3. Transfer to a glass and serve.
Acai smoothie in glasses with strawberries; acai powder in a small jar with a spoon.

Nutrition

This information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only from using online calculators.

Nutrition information per serving:

  • Energy (calories) 191 kcal
  • Carbohydrate 40.82 g
  • Fiber 5 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 3.03 g
  • Protein 2.42 g
  • Vitamin C 135.7 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 485 mg
  • Manganese, Mn 1.4 mg
Acai smoothie with strawberries in glass.

I’d love to know what you thought of this acai smoothie recipe. Let me know in the comments!

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Acai smoothie in glass with frozen strawberries.

Acai Smoothie Recipe

Acai berries are small, dark purple fruits native to the rainforests of South America. While you won’t find them fresh here in North America, you can buy them frozen or in powder form. In this acai smoothie, I use the acai powder because it is readily available and tastes and looks great in smoothies.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 191 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk - the sweetened kind
  • 1 ½ tablespoons acai powder
  • 1 cup strawberries - sliced and frozen
  • ½ cup pineapple chunks - frozen

Instructions
 

  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender.
  • Pulse a few times and then blend on high speed until smooth.
  • Transfer to a glass and serve.

Notes

Nutrition Information Per Serving:
Energy (calories) 191 kcal Carbohydrate 40.82 g Fiber 5 g Total lipid (fat) 3.03 g Protein 2.42 g Vitamin C 135.7 mg Calcium, Ca 485 mg Manganese, Mn 1.4 mg

Nutrition information on SoSmoothie is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only from online calculators.

Keyword acai powder, fruit, smoothie, vegan
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