Living walking distance to both Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods is a bitter sweet feeling. I know a lot of my friends back in the East Coast need to drive miles away for either grocery store, so I should feel blessed to have them fairly close to me, but my wallet cries everyday I go there. I enjoy making these creations for you and at the end of the day my stomach is happy so everyone wins.
I’ve been on the hunt for the Sambazon brand acai smoothie packets and was informed from a Whole Foods staff member that they haven’t carried them for awhile. Sad life. I improvised and purchased the frozen ‘mixed wild berries’ pack and used them instead. I promise you, they’re equally delicious! If you manage to come across any acai smoothie packs at a local Whole Foods, let a sista know in the comments below or email me!
Fun Fact: Acai (pro-nounced ah-sah-EE) (don’t worry I butchered the name at first) are berries from the Acai Palm Tree, found in the Amazon in Bazil.
2 cups frozen mixed berries or 2 acai smoothie packets
2 bananas (one to blend, second to place sliced on top)
1/2 cup almond/coconut milk
1/4 cup fresh sliced strawberries
1/4 cup no-added sugar granola
1tbsp ground chia seeds
shredded unsweetened coconut flakes
Blend together frozen berries (or acai packets), one banana, and almond milk until you achieve a thick consistency. If you like it a bit loose and smoothie like, add more almond milk. Pour into a bowl and sprinkle granola, add sliced strawberries, coconut flakes, chia seeds and finish with a drizzle of agave. Happy healthy eating!