Super Food Acai Smoothie

Super Food Acai Smoothie

 

I love this Smoothie!

It is so refreshing and I love that I am getting so many Super Foods in one Glass! With the right combination of ingredients you can pack one powerful punch into just one glass.

 

 

Acai is a fruit from the Amazon that has super powers for your health. Acai research has found it to have benefits including anti-inflammatory properties, essential fatty acids, protein and loads of antioxidants.

You might be familiar with it in health food stores in pill or powder form.   I like it best in frozen puree form, it’s in a more whole food form this way.  It’s hard to find real berries here in the states as they don’t travel well.

Putting these berries in smoothies helps take the smoothie to the next level.  And who doesn’t love that?

Acai berries flavor is almost a combination of mixed berries with chocolate.  This makes it really easy to add to most smoothies.  It just gives your smoothie a deeper richer flavor.

Chia seeds are another easy boost to your smoothies.  These little seeds that we used to spread on terracotta pigs and the like are actually nutritional powerhouses.  They have a very mild nutty flavor so they mix with virtually everything.  They are packed with protein, fiber, antioxidants and a huge dose of omega 3’s.  Chia seeds absorb 11-12 times their weight in water so that adds to the “feeling full” for an extended period of time which is helpful during weight loss.  I’ve been using the Barlean’s Organic Chia Seeds in my recipes for those that wondered. Stay tuned to the blog to get more ways to incorporate these little seeds into your diet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 pkt Frozen Acai Puree

1 Frozen Banana

1c. Frozen Mixed Berries

1 c. Milk (raw, almond, coconut)

1-2 Handfuls of Baby Spinach (or your green of choice)

1 Tbsp Chia Seeds

1/2 to 1 Dropper Vanilla Stevia

Blend & Enjoy!

Leave me a Comment & let me know how you liked it!

 

 

 

 

This entry was written by Dr. Shelly Masters , posted on Tuesday August 14 2012at 09:08 pm , filed under Recipes and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

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