With a numb mouth from getting two of my old fillings replaced this morning, I decided to have a liquid lunch.
This was my first time trying Sambazon acai smoothie packs, which I purchased at Publix.
Since I wasn't in the mood to go to the grocery store, this smoothie was all about using what I had in the house.
My NutriBullet has been great for making smoothies, hummus, and even pesto. It blends everything so smooth.
I was super excited by how well this smoothie turned out. It is packed with so many healthy foods, and tasted great too!
Blueberry Acai Smoothie
1 C frozen blueberries
1 C lowfat plain kefir
1 Acai berry smoothie pack (100 g)
1 T raw honey
1/2 T chia seeds
1/2 T flaxseed meal
Put all the ingredients in a blender or NutriBullet, and blend until smooth.
This recipe made enough blueberry acai smoothie to fill one 16 ounce glass.
If you are using unsweetened acai smoothie packets, increase the honey to 2 tablespoons.
My daughters love this smoothie with a 1/2 cup of blueberries. 1/2 cup of raspberries, and a half of a banana. All the other ingredients remain the same.
Kefir (pronounced kee-fer) is a cultured milk product, like yogurt, that contains tons of probiotics, and is a rich source of a variety of different vitamins and minerals. You can read more about the health benefits of kefir here. I purchase it at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, or Publix.
I used orange blossom raw honey from Winter Park Honey. This honey is amazing! We purchase it at The Fresh Market or the Winter Park Farmers' Market, which is held every Saturday. You can read about the many health benefits of raw honey here, and the possible benefits of local honey for fighting seasonal allergies here.
You can read about the health benefits of chia seeds and flaxseed, two superfoods, here. Make sure your chia seeds and flaxseed are labeled gluten free.
Acai and blueberries are rich in antioxidants, and with the ingredients I used, this smoothie packs a whopping 14 grams of fiber.