Energizing Acai Protein Smoothie Recipe (VIDEO)

January 08, 2017

This hearty and icy deliciousness is my go-to smoothie recipe right now. It's full of protein from peanut butter + medjool dates, and has tons of antioxidants from the acai. The chia seeds and cacao nibs give it a bit of a crunch and make this a magical superfood breakfast that you must try out! I made it in my new Vitamix Ascent 2300. Check out the video below! Also, make sure your volume is turned up cause I'm a huge fan of the song it's edited to, haha.


ENERGIZING ACAI PROTEIN SMOOTHIE:

Ingredients:
  • 2 ripe, spotty bananas
  • 2 packages of frozen acai berry (I used Sambazon)
  • 3-4 pitted, soft medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flakes
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ground peanut butter
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup almond milk (or any non-dairy milk) - just add it as you go and add more if needed.
  • Add cacao nibs and coconut flakes on top

Method:
This is a pretty simple recipe! As you can see in the video, you literally just pour everything into the blender and blend as long as you like to get your preferred consistency! I prefer my smoothies to be thicker in texture, but if you like yours to be more creamy all you have to do is blend longer and increase your settings to go faster. (Which is a super nice perk!) This  drink can easily be made into a bowl as well, just simply use less almond milk and top with fresh fruit and granola.
Using the Vitamix blender was SO easy. I've never owned one and can honestly say I'll probably never live without it again. As a plant-based mom, it is so convenient for almond/cashew milks, nut butters, smoothies and bowls, and I use it as a food processor. I've even used this thing to grind up oats for oat flour in my banana bread. I am officially in love, you guys.
I'd love to know what you think of the smoothie recipe! Let me know if you try it out!

*Vitamix provided me with this product to review. All opinions are 100% authentic and my own.

xo. L

21 comments:

  1. This looks so yummy and pretty easy to make!! I love anything plant based!!

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  2. I have friends rave about Vitamix! Would love to up my smoothie game with one!

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  3. This sounds so delicious! Thanks for the recipe, I'm definitely going to try this!

    xo Rachel - To Hell in a Handbag

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  4. This looks delicious!!! I want to try. I LOVE vitamix!

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  5. Yum! Definitely going to try this! XooX

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  6. This looks so yummy!! I wanna try making it this week!

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  7. Yummmmmmm! I need to try and make this!!

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  8. This sounds like the perfect morning treat! I'm definitely going to try it out. Thank you for sharing! xo

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  9. Great photo set and that smoothie looks majorly delish! Hugs, Kait
    www.baskinginburgundy.com

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  10. Definitely going to be making this soon!

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  11. I am obsessed with Acai! Love this recipe- will have to try!

    -Stefanie
    http://www.thestylesafari.com

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  12. This looks DELICIOUS! I can't wait to give it a try!

    xo Ashley

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  13. I need to get a Vitamix! This looks delicious and so healthy!!

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  14. This looks incredible delicious!! I want to try this!!


    Jenna from www.visionsofvogue.com

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  15. Oh, this sounds so good! I love anything acai!
    - Jessica
    Miss Moore Style

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  16. Love this recipe - I am totally going to make this!


    xoxo Mandy
    www.sparkleshinylove.com

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  17. YUM! I spent a summer in Brazil and ate acai every day. I miss it there so much. I'll have to make this asap!

    Xo, Lauren
    http://www.aloprofile.com/

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  18. This sounds so good so I will definitely be trying this recipe out!

    xo,
    Britt
    www.bybrittanilauren.com

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  19. Absolutely have to try this - it sounds DELISH. I love the coconut in it - one of my fave flavors!

    Coming Up Roses

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