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Recipe Of The Week: Almond, Acai & Blueberry Smoothie

This smoothie packs a powerful punch of nutrition that is ideal for a quick recovery drink or breakfast.

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This smoothie packs a powerful punch of nutrition that is ideal for a quick recovery drink or breakfast. Berries and acai are loaded with antioxidants, detoxifiers and anti-inflammatory properties to help repair muscle damage and boost the immune system. Chia seeds add protein, fiber and Omega 3’s, while almond butter gives another dose of protein and adds a creamy texture. Cinnamon is the surprise ingredient that makes the flavor really stand out.

Ingredients

For 1 large serving. Duplicate as necessary.
1- 100 gram pack frozen acai
1 cup berries (frozen or fresh)
1 cup vanilla almond milk
2 TBSP almond butter
2 tsp grade A or B maple syrup
½ TBSP chia seeds
¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
A pinch of salt

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Preparation

Combine all the ingredients in a blender for about 30 seconds, until smooth and creamy.

More recipes from Jessica Cerra.

Jessica Cerra is the owner of Fit Food by Jess, a private chef and catering company in Encinitas, Calif., and the co-founder of Harmony Bar. A former professional XTERRA triathlete, Cerra now races for Twenty16 Women’s Professional Cycling Team.

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