Super Berry Smoothies are a nutrient-packed powerhouse that will leave you glowing! Blueberries, acai berries and goji berries are a Super Berry trio!
We are officially rolling hard core into smoothie town [ouch, sorry].
I know, you’re thinking “Melissa, 2 smoothies doesn’t make anything ‘hard core’ but thanks for the nutrish delish recipe.” Well, just you wait. Just saying [that, my friends, is called foreshadowing].
This one will have you seeing blue. Blueberries. Acai berries. Yesssss. And Goji berries…but those are red, and they blend in and the smoothie is still blue, so let’s just go with blue.
A few tips and tricks? I used Navitas Naturals Acai berry powder, but if you have pureed, frozen acai berries, add 1/4 cup of that to your smoothie (or as much as you want, really). But the powder lasts forever and I keep mine in the freezer to keep it fresh. Yum.
I used dried Goji berries. They can run the gamut in price but I found mine pretty cheap from an international market! Keep your eyes peeled.
And I used frozen blueberries and a frozen 1/2 of a banana. That keeps your smoothie cold, thick and not watered down (the less ice, the better!).
The Superfood Additions for this smoothie are spinach and vanilla protein powder (Vega). If you use the protein powder, just add 2 Tbs (not a whole scoop) so the flavor doesn’t overpower the berries. You’ll end up with a Super Berries n’ Cream smoothie when you add the protein because it adds a creamy hint of vanilla. The protein helps balance out the carb load and lowers the glycemic index, so I highly recommend it if that floats your boat. And, like I’ve said (until I was blue in the face…haha), the spinach blends in without adding flavor, and adds tons of nutrients and green goodness.
If you need a sweeter smoothie (you may taste it and think that the berry taste needs to pop more, which means you need a bit of sweetener), add 1-2 tsp. of honey, Stevia or a date. Adjust the sweetness to your liking.
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- 1 Tbs. Acai berry powder (Navitas Naturals)
- 2 Tbs. dried goji berries
- ½ banana, frozen
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
- ice, to desired thickness
- Superfood Additions: spinach, 2 Tbs. vanilla Vega protein powder
- Add all ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth. Add ice and blend to desired thickness. If you want a sweeter smoothie, add honey, Stevia or a date.