Acai Chocolate Power Smoothie

This smoothie is not only delicious, but it’s packed full of nutrients, antioxidants, protein and energy boosting goodies. It’s perfect for after a workout, or an afternoon pick me up.

Feel free to leave out the cacao, or to add any other flavors you want. I like it just the way it is, but creativity is something I always encourage in the kitch!

Remember to always buy organic berries, and unsweetened nut-milks (learn how to make your own nut milk here.) This will help to keep the sugar lower and more from natural sources.

INGREDIENTS

  • 12 oz of liquid (water, almond milk, coconut water – you choose) (I like to do 1/2 almond milk and 1/2 coconut water)
  • 1/2 c. frozen cherries
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 acai packet (this is sold in the freezer section in convenient packets)
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder (great for energy)
  • 1 teaspoon raw cacao powder
  • 2 teaspoons organic peanut butter, or raw almond butter
  • 1 scoop Vanilla RAW Sun Warrior protein powder (in my opinion the best vegan protein powder available)

I love to also add a greens powder to my smoothie, like Macro Greens. Or feel free to add some raw kale or spinach for an extra green boost.

Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy. If too thick, add more liquid until desired consistency.

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  • SteveK
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    This sounds pretty good, and similar to what I make for myself. Since I am on Atkins, I do blueberries instead of cherries, no banana, and some of MetRx’s protein powder. I use raw cacao like you, and Splenda for sweetness.

    Question, Missy – I have a hard time hopping on the latest bandwagon/fad and have a hard time believing that acai, maca, et al. are all they’re cracked up to be. I mean, it seems like all I have to do is hike up Mt. Fiji or Kilimanjaro, find some berries, then become rich selling them to some poor saps at sea level. How can I be sure I’m not wasting my money? Is there any real science backing up the claims?

  • Josy Ferraro
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    Délicieuse! Delicious! I surprised myself with having all the ingredients in house ( even the macro green from past cleanse) except for frozen acai! Thanx !

  • Reply

    Sounds delish! I’m not a huge fan of pb or bananas in shakes, though. Any suggestions for subs?

  • Jay G
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    Do you like the Sunwarrior "Warrior" or "Classic" Blend.

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