If you’re looking for a way to start your day off on the right foot, make this Healthy Açaí Smoothie. It’s packed with spinach, blueberries, carrots, banana, açaí juice, and chia seeds! 

A glass of Acai smoothie surrounded by frozen blueberries and 2 spinach leaves.

Remember a few years ago when açaí was everywhere? It was the new health craze! I’d see açaí smoothies, açaí bowls, açaí berries covered in dark chocolate (which I’m a huge fan of), and probably more I’m not even aware of. 

Needless to say, I’m a bit behind on the açaí bandwagon, but better late than never! So, let’s get on the açaí bandwagon together (if you haven’t already). And what better way to start than with this recipe.

I think it’s safe to say I’m not the only one who likes to eat a healthy breakfast. When I start my morning off with a smoothie rather than cold cereal, I always have more energy. I feel good because I put healthy ingredients in my body.

And that’s exactly what this smoothie has… healthy ingredients!

Loaded with healthy ingredients

  • Acai juice – this stuff is good! Acai juice/berries are rich in antioxidants. Plus it really elevates the flavor of this smoothie.
  • Spinach – can also use kale if you don’t have spinach on hand. Spinach is a popular vegetable to use when making any kind of smoothie, it’s loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. This vegetable helps fight off osteoporosis, heart disease, arthritis and several types of cancers. So yeah, spinach is good!
  • Blueberries – frozen or fresh. Blueberries are considered a “superfood.” They are an anti-inflammatory (soooo good for the body!) and packed with antioxidants
  • Carrots – use baby carrots or a long stem carrot, whichever you have on hand.
  • Banana – a great source of potassium. Potassium helps manage heart health, it helps with blood pressure because potassium helps sodium leave the body when you pee.  Plus potassium helps your muscles work better, which is a big deal. 💪🏼
  • Honey (optional, but it helps tone down the tartness of the smoothie).
  • Chia seeds (also optional), can use flaxseed or hemp hearts if you prefer or eliminate it altogether. Chia seeds contain fiber and healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

How to make an Açaí Smoothie

  1. Add the ingredients to a blender. A blender full of spinach, carrot, banana, blueberries, and açaí juice.
  2. Blend until smooth. A blender cup sitting on the blender attachment with spinach, carrot, açaí juice, banana, and blueberries in it.Overhead photo of an açaí smoothie in a blender cup.
  3. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Tips and FAQ about smoothies

  • Use frozen blueberries and bananas to achieve a cold smoothie effect.
  • If you don’t use any frozen fruits or veggies in the smoothie add a few ice cubes to make it cold.
  • Can I substitute a different juice for the açaí? Yes. Any juice variety will work. Pomegranate juice or a vegetable packed juice would be delicious.
  • What can I use in place of the spinach? Substitute for another green superfood such as kale.
  • Can I make the smoothie without chia seeds? Of course!
  • I don’t have chia seeds, what can I replace them with? Look for another healthy food item such as almonds, hemp hearts, or flax seed.
  • Can I add protein powder? Yes.

A clear glass full of healthy Açaí Smoothie.

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Acai Smoothie

Servings 1 serving
A healthy and DELICIOUS smoothie to get you going in the mornings. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Equipment

  • blend

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/4 -1 1/2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup açaí juice
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 large carrot, or 4-5 baby carrots
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp chia seeds (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. 

Notes

For the açaí juice, you can buy it near the produce section in most grocery stores. 
Use frozen blueberries and bananas to achieve a cold smoothie effect. If you don't use any frozen fruits or veggies in the smoothie add a few ice cubes to make it cold.
Can use kale (stems removed) in place of the spinach.
FAQ
  • Can I substitute a different juice for the açaí? Yes. Any juice variety will work. Pomegranate juice or a vegetable packed juice would be delicious.
  • Can I make the smoothie without chia seeds? Of course!
  • I don't have chia seeds, what can I replace them with? Look for another healthy food item such as almonds, hemp hearts, or flax seed, or eliminate altogether.
  • Can I add protein powder? Yes.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 315kcalCarbohydrates: 70gProtein: 4gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 52mgPotassium: 553mgFiber: 9gSugar: 49gVitamin A: 7285IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 78mgIron: 1mg
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This post was first published January 9, 2018 and was updated April 10, 2020.