Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Recipe: Berry, Pomegranate and Acai Smoothie

This post is an entry into the Nuffnang ‘Fresh Recipe’ Network Competition, thanks to BRITA. Check out betterwithbrita.com for inspiration and exclusive recipes by Gary Mehigan. 

Berry-pomegrante-acai-smoothie

The other day I found myself at the shops with no kids and a little free time - what a rare luxury! So I thought I'd treat myself to a smoothie, well, mainly since I didn't have to share it with anybody!

I don't often buy smoothies but the Superfruit Smoothie from Boost looked particularly appealing.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and decided to try to recreate it at home.  

I looked up the ingredients on-line and found it was made from Apple Juice, Raspberries, Blueberries, Vanilla Yoghurt, Strawberry Yoghurt, Ice and Superfruit Booster (Acai Berry, Goji Berry, Cranberry and Pomegranate).  Fairly straight forward except for the superfruit booster.

I was contemplating how to use fresh pomegranates or acai powder to replicate the booster part but I was presented with a much easier way to recreate the smoothie when I found Pomegranate and Acai juice at my fruit and veggie market.  It was all natural juice with no added sugar.





I made the ice from filtered water - cleaner and clearer water makes for a fresher and better smoothie.  When you are trying to keep the other ingredients fresh and clean it makes sense to do the same with the ice, no?


Mission accomplished - it was delicious. It would have been even better if I didn't spill half of the pomegranate juice bottle when putting it back in the fridge because I hadn't put the lid back on properly...





Berry, pomegranate and acai smoothie

1 cup apple juice
1 cup pomegrante and acai juice
1/2 heaped cup frozen raspberries
1/2 heaped cup frozen blueberries
150g vanilla yoghurt (I used Yoplait Forme Greek Yoghurt with no added sugar) 
2 large handfuls of ice made from filtered water

Blend all ingredients together into a smoothie.  Serve and enjoy!


What is your favourite smoothie combination?

Keep smiling
Dani

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  1. Haha I thought I was the only one in the world that looked up Boost Juice to see the ingredients so I could make it myself!!! So funny!! Mmm I have a whole heap of pomegranate seeds in the freezer so you have inspired me to make a smoothie using them! xx

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