This acai smoothie doubles as a great snack or a great dessert (a few hours after a meal). Acai is a fatty fruit that doesn’t digest as quickly as high water-containing fruits, so it is one of the few fruits I use in desserts.
Acai can be purchased frozen in health stores. Personally, I like to use the Superfruit Packs from Sambazon!
I love using my Vitamix when I make my smoothies because it creates the smooth and creamy texture I strive to have in this kind of smoothie.
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 packet frozen acai
- ½ Tbs. raw cacao (optional)
- Stevia to taste
- ½ avocado (optional to make thicker and more filling)
- Using a good blender, blend the acai and almond milk at low speed until you’ve broken down the Acai, then move to a higher speed. Once it is smooth, use the Stevia. Add the ½ of an avocado if to make a denser snack or desert. Enjoy!
Beauty Secret Tip: Açai is loaded with beneficial nutrients and antioxidants, including Omega 3 fatty acids, amino acids, minerals, key vitamins and fiber. The Omega 3 fatty acids found in Açai maintain the structure and fluidity of cell membranes, facilitating the inflow of nutrients and the outflow of waste products, promoting youthful, smooth and radiant skin by keeping skin cells hydrated and strong.