I am always on the look out for snacks and treats that pack a powerful health punch but at the same time satisfy my daughters 10 year old taste buds. If she detects the slightest taste or smell of health, it is a battle to the bitter end to get her do eat or drink said item. I have found that if I add just a tinch of sweet taste, she falls for it every time. Bran muffins? Add a few chocolate chips and they are gone in minutes.
The same applies to smoothies, if I keep them at least slightly sweet with the addition of a banana and perhaps a little squirt of whipped cream, she is none the wiser ; )
This all led to the invention of this weeks recipe...a super easy Acai Berry Smoothie!
Let's get to the recipe...
You will need:
1 frozen banana
1 handful of frozen berries
1/2 cup of plain or vanilla greek yogurt
-Start by brewing your Acai Berry K-cup on the lowest water setting of your Keurig brewer.
-Place the now brewed Acai Berry juice in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
-Add the berries, banana and greek yogurt to a blender.
-Pour the now chilled Acai Berry juice into the blender.
-Blend to your desired consistency.
-Top with a few berries to make it look pretty : )
-Tell your kids it is a milkshake (its just a little white lie) or keep it all to yourself!
I prefer to make my smoothies quite thick, almost requiring a spoon. Acai Berry smoothies are quite filling already but, try adding a handful of oats for an even more satisfied tummy!