Drink of the Week: Brazilian Açai Smoothie
1-2 handfuls of each: frozen papaya, frozen mango and frozen açai pulp
6-8 ounces organic apple juice
Instructions: Fill a glass with equal parts papaya, mango and açai. Pour apple juice over fruit until glass is full; pour into blender. Blend until smooth.
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If your holiday celebrations are going anything like mine, the Brazilian Açai Smoothie will provide welcome detox.
The açai berry has the highest known antioxidant score of any fruit or vegetable, says Jose Felix, owner of Nature's Health Food and Café in Palm Springs. Blend it with papaya, mango and apple juice and you have a fruit cocktail with expertly balanced sweet and tart flavors.
By using frozen fruits, you can skip the ice. The smoothie's consistency is thick and even.
Bust out the blender or buy one at Nature's — 12 ounces for $6.50 or 16 ounces for $7.50.