Açaí Berry Recipes

Açaí Berry Smoothie

  • 1 1/4 c. plain or vanilla soymilk, or almond milk
  • 3/4 c. Orange juice
  • 3/4 c. Acai juice
  • 1 large Mango, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks (use frozen mango chunks for an extra thick smoothie
  • 1 c. fresh or frozen blueberries

Serves 2

Courtesy of Beth A. Booker MS, MPH, RD, LDN

Açaí na Tigela (Açaí in a bowl)

Pulp

  • 1 1/2 scoops frozen acai pulp (about 1 cup)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp guarana powder
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Topping
  • ¼ cup Granola
  • 4 sliced strawberries

Pulse in blender until achieving the consistency of a soft ice cream.

Serve in bowl with halved strawberries and granola as topping.

Recipe courtesy of Maira Quillin

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