Acai Smoothie

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This is an easy, nutritious, and delicious three-ingredient acai smoothie recipe. Perfect for starting the day off right! Naturally vegan and gluten-free.

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💜 Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • You only need 3 simple ingredients to make this delicious smoothie recipe.
  • The superfood acai berry adds both flavor and nutrients.
  • This acai smoothie is delightfully fruity and refreshing.
  • Naturally vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, and free of added sugars.
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🫐 Ingredients and Substitutes

Acai puree: Frozen acai packets are nothing more than frozen acai berries pureed and then frozen. Sambazon is a common brand that makes and sells these packets. You can usually find them in health food stores like Whole Foods and even conventional grocery stores like Safeway. Acai berries are packed with antioxidants and add a unique flavor to this smoothie. I do not recommend replacing the frozen acai with acai powder, as the powder form works very differently.

Bananas: The combination of frozen banana with frozen berries adds all the frozen fruit power to this smoothie and ensures a smoothie that comes out smooth and creamy. Banana also adds some natural sweetness that is otherwise lacking in acai.

Coconut Water: Coconut water adds natural sweetness, pairs well with the other tropical flavors in this smoothie recipe, and also adds some welcomed electrolytes.

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🫙 How to Make an Açaí Smoothie

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  1. To make a delicious acai smoothie, simply combine the three ingredients in a blender or food processor.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
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💭 Top Tip

Dark chocolate pairs extraordinarily well with acai berries. Make this a dessert smoothie or acai bowl by adding a scoop of cacao powder or cacao nibs for a healthy treat.

Looking for something green? Check out this Broccoli Smoothie.

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🥣 Variations

  • You can pour this superfood smoothie into a bowl for a quick and delicious acai smoothie bowl. Top it with a handful of granola and dig in! It makes one of the most nutritious smoothie bowls.
  • For a creamier and more calorie-rich acai berry smoothie, swap the coconut water for coconut milk or almond milk instead.
  • You can add a scoop of your favorite protein powder to this smoothie before blending for a thicker smoothie.
  • For additional fruitiness, add a handful of frozen strawberries, frozen blueberries, or any other fresh frozen fruit you like before blending.
  • A scoop of chia seeds or hemp seeds is a great way to add some nice healthy fats. These can be added before or after blending.
  • You can swap the coconut water for a fruit juice like orange juice or even acai juice before blending for a sweeter smoothie.
  • Add a spoonful of almond butter or peanut butter for additional plant protein.
  • Add a spoonful of plant-based yogurt or Greek yogurt for additional creaminess and a nice dose of probiotics.
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3-Ingredient Acai Smoothie

This is an easy, nutritious, and delicious three-ingredient acai smoothie recipe. Perfect for starting the day off right! Naturally vegan and gluten-free.
4.83 from 17 votes
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Course: Beverages, Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Brazilian
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Kristen Wood


  • 2 3.5-ounce frozen acai puree packets
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • ¾ cup coconut water


  • In a blender, combine the acai, bananas, and coconut water.
  • Blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Enjoy!


Please see the full post above this recipe card for valuable information and answers to any questions you may have.
These days, acai puree packets can usually be found at your average local grocery store. If in doubt, go to a health food store like Whole Foods.


Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 1296mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 154IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I love using acai berries in smoothies and smoothie bowl, and this made for a great texture!

  2. 5 stars
    This was so easy to make which is a big plus for a healthy breakfast. I’ll be making this again!

  3. 5 stars
    Loved this! It’s so simple and so delicious. I loved that I could whiz it up and sip on it on the way to work. Amazing!

  4. 5 stars
    I did not know that we can get frozen açaí! That was such an eye opener for me and so much easier to work with!! I always have frozen fruits in my freezer and now with the açaí I can make so many different combinations of smoothies! This was delicious! And coconut water is such a brilliant idea.

  5. 5 stars
    I love the use of coconut water to make this smoothie. It is just what I need for busy morning.

  6. 5 stars
    After learning the health benefits of acai I was super excited to try this recipe! I loved it. I can see this being on repeat all summer. Thanks!

  7. 5 stars
    This smoothie was just what I needed for my busy morning. I loved that there is no added sugar here. The addition of coconut water really was wonderful.

  8. 5 stars
    This smoothie was super easy and SO tasty! I am going to be making this for breakfast all. the. time. Thanks for another amazing recipe!