A Dairy-Free Acai-Banana Almond Smoothie

A Dairy-Free Acai-Banana Almond Smoothie

I must be honest: I have had a love-hate relationship with acai since I first discovered it.  Last time I posted a acai smooth bowl, I used an acai powder concentrate: the flavor was strong and long-lasting, but it worked for what I was trying to accomplish.  I have recently made some smoothies with that same powder, but I did not like the results at all. In a smoothie, I want a more subtle flavor, at least with this particular fruit.

So for this smoothie recipe I used the frozen acai fruit puree. Success.  I hit the nail on the head with this acai-banana almond smoothie.  Subtle, yet still flavorful; creamy, yet light and dairy free for an added bonus. If you liked my blueberry-banana walnut smoothie, I think you will like this one as they are very similar. The acai fruit puree is a life changer in my eyes, and a smoothie is a perfect use for it.  This product’s popularity has grown so much, it’s now easy to locate. I was able to find this product in three of my local grocery stores: Trader Joe’s, Safeway, and Whole Foods.

My love of both almond butter and almond milk return in this recipe: they remain great, go-to options in my eyes. They are loaded with protein, relatively low in sugar, and dairy free.  I have started to eat less dairy recent years.  At 45 years old, I think my body responds better when I consume less dairy.  If you are avoiding dairy or just prefer a different flavor, unsweetened almond products can be a great alternative.

Acai-Banana Smoothie

March 9, 2018
: 1
: 5 min
: 5 min
: easy


  • 1 3.5 ounce pack frozen acai fruit puree
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon agave
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • Step 1 In a kitchen blender, add the frozen acai puree, banana, almond milk, almond butter, agave, vanilla extract and ice. Blend on high for one minute until smooth.
  • Step 2 Serve immediately.

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