Do you ever have those mornings where you just want to stay in bed all day and feel like you need coffee to function? Yup. I have those mornings too! Sometimes, you just need that extra pick me up which most of the time for me, (as I am sure many of you) is coffee. Starting the morning off with coffee makes you feel great for a while but then you kind of crash. Don’t get me wrong coffee is and will always be my first morning love. I still have it from time to time but tend to not have it as much (disclaimer: I am not a trainer or anything related, just a vegan girl who enjoys healthy eating!). Smoothies are a GREAT coffee substitute, especially when you add an extra boost to them to make them all that more healthy!
For this smoothie, I decided to add a table spoon of Terrasoul Acai powder to a delicious blend of blueberries and Strawberries. I used organic coconut milk, it is similar to the carton coconut milk but thicker. It does differ in taste. It taste a lot more raw than the regular carton coconut milk. I added Almond Butter to make up for the protein in my shake and keep me more satisfied. The booster was definitely the Acai powder! It provides you with long lasting energy and benefits such as healthier skin, immune booster, digestion, aids in weight lost, has anti-aging effects along with other added benefits (research more at webmd.com). Acai powder can definitely aid in these things with consistent consumption of it. It also makes things taste super delicious!
Ok, enough with the small talk, what will I need!?
5 Strawberries(depends on how dominant you want the taste to be)
¼ Cup Blueberries
1 Table Spoon Almond Butter( or any of your choice)
½ Cup Canned Coconut Milk
½ cup regular Coconut milk
1 Table Spoon Terrasoul Acai Powder
Put the Strawberries and Blueberries into a blender (I used the single serve Ninja). Add the Canned Coconut milk to the fruit in the blender. After adding the canned milk add the regular carton coconut milk to delude the thickness (it’s delicious I promise). Add one tablespoon Almond Butter to the mix and finally the Acai Powder. Finally, blend everything together and ENJOY!
The best part of making it, is drinking it! Having a nutrient filled smoothie in the morning will curb your appetite for a sugary coffee drink. Revolutionize your diet, 2017! Stay tuned for more nutritious recipes. Meanwhile hope you are having a great day!