A Taste of Brazil: Açaí Smoothie

January 30, 2015

Of all the ways to get to know other cultures, the most fun, hands down, is through our taste buds. We happily sampled all (and we mean all) of the traditional treats we came across on our recent trip to Trancoso to shoot our February lookbook, but truth be told, Brazil had us at açaí. Pronounced a-sa-ee, it is rich not only in flavorthink blackberry by way of dark chocolatebut also in antioxidants and aminos, imbuing it with energy-boosting magical powers. Nicknamed the beauty berry, it made an appearance practically everywhere with an aberto sign on the door in the form of smoothies, fruit bowls and sorbets. Stateside, we’ve been satisfying our cravings with this easy açaí smoothie-in-a-bowl that we’re topping with some of our familiar favorites. açaí, meet Goji. Goji? açaí.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED
1 frozen açaí‚ pouch
½ frozen banana
½ cup pineapple
¼ cup coconut milk

Optional toppings:
Granola
Goji berries
Shredded coconut
Fresh berries
Honey

HOW TO MAKE IT¦
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl and add your favorite toppings.

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