This antioxidant acai cacao smoothie comes packed with superfoods and nutrition. It is by far the best thing to wake up to each morning!
If your not aware, ‘free radicals’ are uncharged molecules that unfortunately damage your DNA. It has a whole host of problems from aging early to causing cancer. So how do you stop this? Well this smoothie has been especially designed to counter the effects of free radicals because its loaded with antioxidants.
Wait what? What do these ‘antioxidants’ do?
Great question. The Antioxidants are compounds that literally destroy the ‘free radicals’ before they are able to do any damage to your body.
But where do the antioxidants come from?
This smoothie contains two superfoods – acai and cacao. These are the source of the anitoxidants.
The thing is, acai berries have loads of antioxidants. They ave more antioxidants than nearly all other foods with high levels of these compounds (like raspberries etc).
But then we come to Cacao beans which have even more antioxidants than acai. On top of that, the other ingredients in this recipe contain antioxidants too (the goji berries and bee pollen.)
So then, as I’m sure you’ve figured out this is the ultimate antioxidant smoothie. Lets learn how to make it.
Antioxidant Acai Cacao Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1/4 avocado
- 1/3 cup yogurt
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
- 1 tablespoon almond butter or a handful of raw almonds
- 1 tablespoon goji berries (blended or sprinkled on top)
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder
- 1/2 tablespoon cacao nibs (blended or sprinkled on top)
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon bee pollen
- 1 teaspoon acai powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- A dash of Himalayan salt or sea salt
- A little honey, maple syrup, or stevia to sweeten (optional)
- 1 serving of your preferred protein powder
- 1 tablespoon coconut flakes or shreds
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
Throw all of the ingredients into your blender then mix away until you have a smooth paste. This usually happens after 30 to 45 seconds of blending depending on the power of your blender.
- Calories: 393
- Fat: 23g
- Protein: 14g
- Carbohydrates: 41g
- Fiber: 15g
- Sugar: 21g
- Vitamin A: 39% RDA
- Vitamin C: 101% RDA
- Calcium: 34% RDA
- Iron: 25% RDA
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