Super Acai Antioxidant Blast2016-02-17
- Yield : 1
- Servings : 1
- Prep Time : 2m
Super Acai Antioxidant Blast
Acai berries, pomegranates, and blueberries are well-known for being loaded with powerful antioxidants, yet you probably don’t eat them too frequently. Let’s change that with a quick and easy acai smoothie recipe that can become everything from breakfast on the run to your new go-to snack. And it’s as delicious as it is healthy. For this recipe we’re going to use the acai which is a berry that grows on palm trees in Brazil. It’s packed with antioxidants and known for its disease-fighting phytonutrients. Its robust flavor can be described as a tantalizing blending of red wine and chocolate!
- ½ cup of fresh pomegranate arils
- 100 grams of frozen acai berry puree or powder
- ½ cup of blueberries
- 1 banana, peeled
- 8 ounces of unsweetened almond milk
Pomegranate juice is suitable here, but for the best results use the arils. They aren’t pasteurized, and their freshness will increase the antioxidants’ potency.
First, add a liquid to a blender, such as a Vitamax Classic, then add the soft fruit. Remove the seeds from the pomegranate by cutting it in half. Then, use a metal spoon to firmly smack the peel while you hold each half over your blender. Blend on high for 30 seconds. You can turn this into a green smoothie by adding fresh baby spinach or romaine lettuce or Vitamineral Greens. Don’t use a strong, bitter green like kale because that will negatively impact the flavor of this recipe. You now have the perfect smoothie, one that’s rich in flavor and doesn't skimp on benefits to your health. Drink up, enjoy, and your body will thank you for it.