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Blueberry Acai Super Smoothie - Virtually Vegan Mama

Vacation with the family was wonderful, but sent me into smoothie withdrawals. I could not wait to wake up this morning and get back into my healthy eating routine. I slipped a little on vacation, but we were on the run and healthy options were really hard to find, but I did my best and that’s okay. I did find a delicious Mediterranean Plate at one of the restaurants that had hummus, lentils and a fresh parsley salad. I was jumping up and down like I found gold. I also made sure I ate fresh fruit everyday and salad whenever I could.

I used to crave unhealthy foods like chips, fries and ice cream. Now I find myself dreaming about fresh, delicious, icy-cold smoothies or roasted beets drizzled with fresh orange juice, homemade gooey granola bars. Yum.

I picked up some beautiful looking blueberries at the market on our way home from the airport so I could make this smoothie first thing in the morning. My Healthy Berry Pie is still fresh in my memory and is the inspiration for this smoothie. I am so glad I made this one because I needed a new smoothie to put into the rotation. I threw in some frozen Acai Berry which adds a rich berry-cocoa flavor that is a lovely compliment to the sweet, slightly tart flavor of the blueberries. This smoothie is packed with flavor and valuable nutrients. While drinking this smoothie, imagine all the wonders it is doing for your body, like fighting free radicals with powerful antioxidants that may help reduce the risk of some diseases, such as heart disease and cancer.

This Super Smoothie is delightful and so easy to make. I would have had seconds if there had been any leftover it was so good.  


Blueberry Acai Super-Smoothie
Blueberry Acai Super Smoothie
 
Author:
Recipe type: Smoothie
Serves: 2

Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple
  • ½ cup fresh apple, chopped
  • 1 (3.5) oz packet unsweetened frozen acai
  • Handful of fresh baby spinach
  • ½ cup raw shredded beets, skin removed (optional)
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed

Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender. Puree until smooth and serve.

Notes
I love the addition of raw beets in this smoothie, but if you don’t like beets, just omit. You can always sub ½ cup of cooked beets as well.

 
It is great to be home and have control over my food once again.
XOXO,
Jen
 

15 Responses to Blueberry Acai Super Smoothie

  1. Matthew (Vegan Heartland) says:

    Look delish! I love acai!

  2. Katie says:

    That sounds really good! I know what you mean, I crave smoothies when I'm away from home too. Glad you had a good trip!

  3. Food Frenzy says:

    I love this! What a great way to start the day.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Just might try it! :D

  5. Celeste says:

    This looks amazing. I want to pick it up and start drinking it. We will have to try this out at our house. It is great getting tips from other vegan moms. If you get a chance come check out my blog. Thanks for sharing!

    http://growingupveg.blogspot.com/

  6. Joanna says:

    This smoothie contains beauty, healthiness and deliciousness. It loook great :-)

  7. Sasha says:

    Yum this looks great. Love your site here. I am going to follow for sure.

  8. Christina says:

    Oh, YUMMMMM!!! Welcome back and enjoy the vacay "detox" (the only downside of vacations, I think!

  9. Nadia says:

    Oh, this looks so good! I'm gonna try it :)))
    I never tried to frozen the acai, thanks for the tip!

  10. Virtually Vegan Mama says:

    Thanks for all the great comments, I'm loving this smoothie…it's even better with 1/2 cup fresh or roasted beets in orange juice thrown in, makes the color pop even more! hope you all enjoy it!

    Jen

  11. Amy's Cooking Adventures says:

    This looks so yummy–I am trying to make more smoothies, but get frustrated with the mess of getting the blender out!

    Where do you find the acai packets? At a health food store or the regular grocery store?

  12. Virtually Vegan Mama says:

    Hi Amy,

    I buy frozen acai at my local whole foods, do you have one near you? they sell this brand http://www.sambazon.com/

    I make smoothies every morning, it' so good for you and worth the mess of the blender, go for it ;)

    Jen =)

  13. This smoothie looks delicious! Cannot wait to reap the benefits of all the nutrient rich berries in this super shake:)

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