Juice It Up Ultimate Açaí Smoothie

Juice It Up Ultimate Açaí smoothie is a refreshing and energizing superfruit recipe based on the oh so popular antioxidant packed açaí berry. Learn how to make at home!


“Absolutely delicious. I used apple slices and added a little water instead of apple juice to make it less sweet and sugary. Perfection!”

~ Juice C.

Ultimate Açaí, a Superfruit Infused Specialty Juice It Up smoothie recipe, is a naturally stimulating, delicious superfruit smoothie that is absolutely packed with antioxidants to help lower cholesterol and improve cognitive function. Sweet from the açaí, apples, and strawberries in a rich and creamy banana base. A super-healthy coffee alternative to start off your morning with a boost of energy.

Key Ingredients

The Juice It Up Ultimate Açaí smoothie ingredients are:

  • acai berries
  • bananas
  • apple juice
  • strawberry juice
  • guarana

Health Benefits

Acai Berries
Acai Berries

Acai BerriesAcai berries are a Brazilian superfood where they are a national staple. In addition to many vitamins and minerals, their most powerful health benefits come from their remarkable antioxidant profile and host of beneficial plant compounds, including anthocyanins. Acai berries are known for lowering cholesterol levels, improving brain function, and for treating various types of cancer.
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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.
[Amazon Fresh]

Apple Juice
Apple Juice

Apple JuiceApples are the most widely consumed fruit globally and boast more than 7,000 different varieties. They provide significant amounts vitamin C, vitamin K, copper, and potassium, and are loaded with power antioxidants, especially polyphenols. Apples can help lower cholesterol levels, reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, and promote gut health as a prebiotic.
[Amazon Fresh]

Strawberry Juice
Strawberry Juice

Strawberry JuiceStrawberries are a flavorful staple of many healthy smoothies and shakes. They are an excellent source of several important antioxidants and beneficial plant compounds including pelargonidin, ellagic acid, ellagitannins, and procyanidins. Strawberries are widely known to decrease the risk of heart disease, help regulate blood sugar, and reduce the risk of certain cancers.
[Amazon Fresh]

Guarana
Guarana

GuaranaGuarana is a Brazilian plant native to the Amazon basin that is widely used for its therapeutic properties. It contains several stimulants, such as caffeine, theophylline and theobromine, and boasts significant levels of powerful antioxidants such as tannins, saponins and catechins.
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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 The Juice It Up Ultimate Açaí Smoothie

The Juice It Up Ultimate Açaí smoothie is very easy to make:

  • Step 1: Place açaí berries, bananas, apple juice, strawberry juice, and guarana 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.

Blueberries can be substituted for the acai berries without significantly changing the flavor profile, but will result in reduced health benefits.

Juice It Up Ultimate Acai Smoothie Recipe

Juice It Up Ultimate Açaí Smoothie Recipe

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

Juice It Up Ultimate Açaí smoothie recipe tastes like a berry banana shake, but with a jolt of energy. This recipe will show you how to make one.

Ingredients

Instructions

    1. Place açaí berries, bananas, apple juice, strawberry juice, and guarana 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. Blueberries can be substituted for the acai berries without significantly changing the flavor profile, but will result in reduced health benefits.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 334mgCarbohydrates: 122gFiber: 10gSugar: 76gProtein: 16g

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Smoothie Frequently Asked Questions

Where do acai berries come from?

Acai berries come from the acai palm tree, which is native to the rainforests of Central and South America, particularly the Amazon region. The trees thrive in swampy, flood-prone areas, making them well suited to the Amazon’s river landscapes. The berries have been a staple part of the local diet for centuries and are now consumed globally due to their reputed health benefits.

What do acai berries taste like?

Acai berries have a unique taste often described as a blend of wild berries and dark chocolate, with a slight hint of earthiness. They are not overly sweet, but rather carry a rich, complex flavor with a subtle tartness. The texture is similar to that of a grape, but with less juice and a slight graininess due to the berries’ high fiber content.


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