Juice It Up Superfruit Sunrise Smoothie

Juice It Up Superfruit Sunrise smoothie is a sweet and tart summer smoothie featuring the unique Brazillian acerola. Learn how to make at home!

“Deliciously sweet and tangy, with just a hint of spicy ginger. Perfect for a hot summer day!”

🙂 Carol V.

Superfruit Sunrise, a Superfruit Infused Specialty Juice It Up smoothie recipe, is a Brazilian superfood shake designed to keep your immune system functioning at peak efficiency. Sweet acerola and passion fruit, tangy orange and pineapple, spicy ginger, in a creamy banana base. The perfect refreshment for those weekend marathon bossa nova sessions!

Key Ingredients

The Juice It Up Superfruit Sunrise smoothie ingredients are:


Health Benefits

Acerola
Acerola

AcerolaAcerola, also known as Barbados cherries, are a kid favorite fruit that boast some terrific health benefits for adults as well. They are rich in vitamin C, potassium, copper, and manganese. Acerola also have exceptional anti-inflammatory qualities and are often used to improve symptoms of arthritis and gout. [Amazon]

Bananas
Bananas

BananasBananas are very healthy, readily available, and one of the least expensive fruits you can buy. They have relatively few calories, are rich in nutrients such as vitamin C and potassium, are full of potent antioxidants including flavonoids and animes, and are high in dietary fiber. Studies have shown that bananas can improve insulin sensitivity and may improve kidney health.

Pineapple
Pineapple

PineapplesPineapples are popular tangy tropical fruit that, surprising to most, originated in South America, not Hawaii. They are absolutely loaded with antioxidants and nutrients, including a ridiculously high amount of vitamin C (1 serving = 131% of the recommended daily intake), manganese, vitamin B6, and thiamin. Pineapples also contain a significant amount of the digestive enzymes bromelain that can help fight pancreatic cancer.

Orange Juice
Orange Juice

Orange JuiceOranges are the most popular of all citrus fruits. They are absolutely packed with vitamin C and provide significant amounts of the flavonoids hesperidin and naringenin as well as carotenoids beta-cryptoxanthin and lycopene. Oranges promote healthy immune function, boost heart health, and have been shown to prevent anemia.

Passion Fruit Mango Juice
Mango-Passion Fruit Juice

Mango JuiceMango, in some corners of the world, is known as the “King of Fruits” and delivers an impressive amount of potent nutrients and healthy plant compounds. They are extremely high in vitamin C and provide significant amounts of copper, folate, and vitamin B6. Mangoes are also known to boost your immune system, improve digestive health with their amylases enzymes, help prevent diabetes, and have even been shown to reduce the risk of certain cancers.

Passion Fruit Juice – Passion fruit is a purple tropical fruit offering a wide-range of health benefits. It is most commonly known for its rich antioxidant profile and is a strong source of vitamin Avitamin Cpotassium, and magnesium. Passion fruit is also extremely low on the glycemic index and can help improve insulin sensitivity, placing it among the fruit-favorites of the American Diabetes Association.

Ginger
Ginger

GingerGinger is a Southeast Asian flowering plant that is one of the healthiest spices on the planet. It contains the bioactive compound gingerol, which has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Ginger is also used to treat many forms of nausea, including morning sickness and sea sickness, to relieve chronic indigestion, to reduce joint pain resulting from osteoarthritis, and to help fight infections. [Amazon]


Equipment Needed

Smoothie Making Tools
Smoothie Making Tools

A standard blender is all that is required to make these delicious smoothies. If you are making it for just one person, we recommend using the truly amazing personal NutriBullet Ultra as it is super-quick to set up and very easy to clean.

If you are making them for more than one person, we recommend a higher-end Vitamix blender that can process larger loads more efficiently.

For overnight storage, we recommend using a glass or BPA-free airtight container with a resealable lid.


How To Make This Smoothie

The Juice It Up Superfruit Sunrise smoothie is very easy to make:

  • Step 1: Place acerola, bananas, pineapple, orange juice, passion fruit juice, and ginger into a blender and secure the lid.
  • Step 2: Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
  • Step 3: Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
  • Step 4: Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.

Recipe Tips And Substitutions

For ease of use, we recommend peeling and slicing a number of bananas, putting them in a freezer bag, and storing them in your freezer for quick access.

If you don’t have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.

Regular cherries or raspberries can be substituted for the acerola without significantly changing the flavor profile, but you will miss out on the superfood health benefits.

Yield: 1

Juice It Up Superfruit Sunrise Smoothie Recipe

Juice It Up Superfruit Sunrise Smoothie Recipe

Juice It Up Superfruit Sunrise smoothie recipe tastes like a sweet and tart fruit shake from Brazil. This recipe will show you how to make one.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute

Instructions

    1. Place acerola, bananas, pineapple, orange juice, passion fruit juice, and ginger into a blender and secure the lid.
    2. Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
    3. Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
    4. Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.

Notes

  1. For ease of use, we recommend peeling and slicing a number of bananas, putting them in a freezer bag, and storing them in your freezer for quick access.
  2. If you don't have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.
  3. Regular cherries or raspberries can be substituted for the acerola without significantly changing the flavor profile, but you will miss out on the superfood health benefits.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 364Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 196mgCarbohydrates: 126gFiber: 11gSugar: 77gProtein: 17g

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Smoothie Frequently Asked Questions

Where do acerola come from?

Acerola, also known as Barbados cherry or West Indian cherry, originates from Central America, northern South America, and the Caribbean. This fruit thrives in tropical and subtropical environments. Today, it is widely cultivated for its high vitamin C content in regions such as Brazil and Puerto Rico.

What does an acerola taste like?

Acerola has a distinct, tart flavor, often likened to a combination of cherry and apple with a touch of sourness. It possesses a pleasant sweetness when fully ripe, but maintains a bit of tanginess. The texture is juicy and soft, which makes it a refreshing fruit to consume.


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