Super-healthy açai berry smoothie recipes

Friday 21 November 2014
  • Açai smoothies

Start your day with a super-healthy smoothie bursting with antioxidants. All you need is our star ingredient: the açai berry.

Now fresh açai berries can be hard to come by. You’d have to go all the way to Brazil if you wanted your açai berries freshly picked. Oh, and according to our in-house Brazilian native, the correct way to pronounce açai is [ah-sigh-ee] – just in case you were wondering.

Luckily we’ve found some açai berry alternatives that you can buy locally, or ask in your nearest health food store. They’ll point you in the right direction.

So next time you’re looking for a breakfast option that tastes naughty but is actually totally good for you, try one of these super-healthy smoothie recipes.

They’re also super quick to whip up, simply:

Blend. Pour. Slurp. Smile. EASY!

Just don’t forget to add a couple of ice cubes before you blast it.

Açai Coconut Raspberry Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana (peeled)
  • 1/2 cup of frozen raspberries
  • 1 apple
  • 1 tablespoon of hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of frozen açai berries
  • 500ml of coconut water

Açai Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup fresh pomegranate arils
  • 100ml of frozen açai berry puree
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 banana (peeled)
  • 230ml of unsweetened almond milk

Açai Mango Banana Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon açai berry powder
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks
  • 1 banana (peeled)
  • A little honey, stevia, or maple syrup to sweeten (optional)

Enjoy!


Flickr Creative Commons Image via Ken Hawkins.

Amy Cox

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
AMY COX
Amy is UQ Sport’s resident blogger. She’s a peanut-butter loving Brit, who exercises to eat whatever she wants. You’ll find Amy either in the gym, playing badminton or doing the wrong moves in group fitness classes.