Strawberry Acai Smoothie
Posted by Lisa on July 7, 2017 / 14 Comments
With only a few ingredients, this delicious and simple acai smoothie comes together quickly. Toss acai, strawberries, banana and nut milk into a blender.
I was doing a little freezer foraging the other morning (to see what’s gotten buried over time) and stumbled on several frozen acai packets. Little packets like these always have a way of meandering to the very bottom, don’t they?
Usually, I’ll use these frozen acai packets to make my always popular acai bowl. Have you made it? Hint – you should.
But if I’m being honest, there are also days (usually when I’m pressed for time) when I just want to throw a couple of ingredients into my Vitamix and be done.
Welcome to today’s acai smoothie. It’s a strawberry acai smoothie that only has 4 ingredients and literally takes 30 seconds to make. It’s cooling, refreshing, fruity and perfect for the summer months. It’s a great grab and go acai smoothie and a nice breakfast alternative for those mornings when you find acai packets on the bottom of your freezer.
If you’ve ever had Starbucks strawberry acai refresher, you know that these two berries go well together. But unfortunately for Starbucks, their “light” almost tea-like refresher is not so light as it’s got quite a bit of added sugar. 20 grams to be exact.
But you can easily replicate those flavors at home, in healthier smoothie form, with this strawberry acai smoothie. As I’ve mentioned on my acai bowl recipe, I always choose unsweetened acai packs (which, for the record have zero sugar). You’ll have plenty of natural sugar from the banana and strawberries, so there’s no sense in adding more.
So here’s what you do. Toss one acai pack into your high-powered blender along with one banana and one cup of strawberries (use fresh strawberries for a thinner smoothie or frozen strawberries for a thicker smoothie). To that, add your favorite nut milk. I always use my homemade cashew milk as it’s super creamy. Then, blend for 30 seconds. That’s it.
Feel free to get creative with add-ins, like collagen, maca and hemp seeds. I also have a laundry list of superfood add-ins on my how to make the healthiest smoothie post. Or you can keep it simple. For those mornings when simple and healthy is just what you need.
Strawberry Acai Smoothie
This simple but delicious acai smoothie comes together quickly. Just toss acai, strawberries, banana and nut milk into a blender.
- 1 (3.5 oz) packet frozen acai
- 1 banana
- 1 cup strawberries
- 3/4 cup almond milk or cashew milk
Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.