This acai tropical smoothie is a delicious way to incorporate acai into your diet, and the additions of coconut, banana and pineapple to the berries make this a tropical tasting treat!
This acai tropical smoothie is one of my favorite smoothies. I keep all the ingredients on hand so that I can whip this up for breakfast or for quick lunch.
I’ve made acai smoothies in the past with mainly acai and berries, and I felt like the results were always a bit too tart. After a few experiments, I found that the addition of banana, coconut and pineapple gave the tropical sweetness that made this smoothie perfect.
Why acai? There seems to be an acai trend right now, and for good reason. It doesn’t take long to google acai and find out that it has myriad health benefits and is considered a super food.
Frozen acai is in almost every freezer case of every major grocer. I’ve bought it at Publix and Sprouts, and I am sure it is most everywhere now due to its growing popularity.
The smoothie per my recipe has only about 1 gram of protein, but there are several way to incorporate more. First, you could use milk rather than almond milk. Second, you could add a scoop of protein powder (I use vanilla Jay Robb for all my protein powder recipes. Third, you could add a few spoonfuls of Greek yogurt.
If you do add any of the above proteins, it will alter the flavor and consistency of the smoothie to some extent. Adding protein powder may call for adding more liquid so that it won’t be too thick. I just prefer this particular smoothie without tons of protein and consider it my yummy way to get a fruit fix for the day:-)
This smoothie really is yummy, so I hope you’ll give it a try. If you do, I’d love to hear your thoughts! As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!
- 1 packet frozen acai
- 1-2 TB coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup berries (I use frozen berry blend)
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/4 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 cup almond milk
- Place all ingredients in Vitamix or blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into glass; enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 89 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 3g Sodium: 2mg Carbohydrates: 12g Sugar: 4g Protein: 2g