Triple Threat Acai Smoothie. Antioxidant Power. My Way.

It was hot outside and I was way parched. I decided to get an acai smoothie from the nearest juice bar I could find. I tapped my toe eagerly awaiting fresh frosted smoothie bliss. It was quickly blended up and handed to me. I took a sip. It was....OK. Sigh. You see, I was a bit peeved because my acai smoothie was a light lavender color. To me, an acai smoothie should be dark black purple. The more creamy rich acai flavor the better! So to finally satisfy my acai craving I crafted my recipe for this Triple Threat Acai Smoothie. Three times the acai. Yes, I said three times the acai. Click ahead for this hardcore acai smoothie recipe...

Acai, it's official. As I recently mentioned, acai was a 2009 word addition to the Merriam-Webster's Dictionary. Yippee! But acai has been around for a while. My husband recalls trying it in Miami about 8 years ago. I remember trying it at a little smoothie shop in LA about 7 years ago. And then when Jamba Juice picked up on the trend, I wasn't the only one in acai bliss. Acai had gone mainstream.

Why Acai? Acai is high in antioxidants, protein and even healthy omega fats. It was one of my 2008 top ten super foods. But I really like acai for its tropical rich berry flavor. It almost has a chocolaty texture and fresh acai blends up creamy and sweet. It's divine.

From Sambazon Acai, a few awesome nutrition facts:

"Açaí pulp contains:
• A remarkable concentration of antioxidants, to help combat premature aging, with 10 times the anthocyanins (purple colored antioxidants) of red wine.
• A synergy of monounsaturated (healthy) fats, dietary fiber and phytosterols, to help promote cardiovascular system and digestive tract health.
• An almost perfect essential amino acid complex in conjunction with valuable trace minerals, vital to proper muscle contraction and regeneration.
• Açaí is a good source of: Essential Fatty acids -- to aid in the transport and absorption of fat-soluble vitamins i.e. Vitamins A, E, D, and K"

*More Acai Facts from Sambazon.

And now for my acai-amazing recipe...

Triple Threat Acai Smoothie
vegan, serves two or one acai-thirsting person

2 Sambazon Acai Frozen Smoothie packs
*What are these? Link Here.
1 bottle (10.5 oz.) Sambazon Acai Juice, Trinity Blend Flavor
2 handfuls ice (coconut water ice cubes preferred)
1/2 cup frozen organic blueberries
1 ripe banana, raw
2/3 cup soy milk
1 tsp agave syrup
1 scoop Macro Greens green superfood powder

Blend smoothie until smooth.
Add the fresh banana last.
Adjust soy milk amount for preferred thickness of smoothie.

This smoothie blends up dark black purple-just the way true acai should be! Yum!

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