Super smoothie? Oh yes! Of that have no doubt! Acai berries are a great antioxidant source, as are all the colorful blue, purple, and red berries. Add to that the super powers of the the following greens: kale, dandelion, pea sprouts, and alfalfa sprouts! Throw down some chia, hemp, golden flax powder, and un-hulled sesame seeds, to add more super-food goodies to your morning smoothie! I am not fooling around when I use the word "super-foods" in my smoothie recipes. Too many bloggers bandy that word "super" around on those sugar-laden dessert-looking smoothies with nary a green leaf in sight. No, I don't use that word lightly, cause' just about everything in this baby will rock your inner world! Oh yeah then there is the magic of electrolyte filled coconut water. Plus I also add turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg, vitamin D drops, and dha/epa drops! You know I mean bizznazz my super friendzzz!
We always add some type of berry, such as blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, and sometimes black berries, into our morning smoothies. These help to fight off the free radicals in our cells. So while I was in the organic freezer section of our market this week looking to refill my selection of organic berries, I found a new berry product to add to our rotation...acai. Actually it is the puree of Acai and Guarana. Although I was not aware of what Guanana was when I purchased the product. Apparently it is a form of caffeine that some people like to use for energy. It is supposed to be less than 0.5% of the acai frozen puree so it is not present in a high amount. Personally I avoid caffeine and would prefer that my food market offered the caffeine free version of this product.
I intend to write to the store and put in a request for them to carry the Sambazon 'plain unsweetened acai smoothie packs,' in the future. Live and learn and try new things! In researching the Sambazon company they seem to have a wonderful attitude towards organic, fair trade, and doing the right things in business within the Brazilian rain-forest community. You can read about founders Ryan and Jeremy Black on the Sambazon website, get product info, as well as recipes. You may also wish to view a large info-graphic about their sustainable practices, and check out the blog. Now to my acai smoothie recipe!
Acai Berry Super Green Smoothie
1 cup coconut water
1-2 tsp chia
2 TBS fresh ground golden flax powder
2 TBS hemp seeds
1 tsp unhulled sesame seeds
small handfull pea sprouts
small bunch alfalfa sprouts
small bunch dandelion leaves
3 dinosaur kale leaves
1 banana peeled
1 kiwi unpeeled
1 frozen acai berry smoothie pack
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1 Vitamin D drop added to smoothie serving glass.
Dr. Fuhrman's epa/dha drops added to smoothie serving glass.
Wash produce. Most ingredients are organic; be sure to peel anything that is not. Add each item to the blender in the order listed. Blendo-rama and pour! Taste your sensation! Oh that is sooooo delicious!
This Acai super green smoothie was so creamy and tasty that I wanted more! Mmmm Indulge in something super healthy, and super yummy in the morning! You will probably have super powers, you super-natural being! Oh yeah, we be feeling it! Be happy! Be healthy! Be peace! So says the Queen!