Acai, Cherry, and Chia Ice Pops are a Sweet Superfood Refreshment

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Are you curious about acai? Or are you already a fanatic, looking for more ways to love this super fruit? Either way, you are in luck. The ACAI Super Berry Cookbook was released today, and it contains over 55 inspirational recipes, all dairy free. One of them is for these Acai, Cherry, and Chia Ice Pops.

Acai, Cherry, and Chia Ice Pops

Dozens of Dairy-Free Acai Recipes, Including these Cherry Chia Pops

In ACAI Super Berry Cookbook, author Melissa Petitto, RD, presents healthy and delicious recipes—accompanied by gorgeous color photography—that include the Brazilian superfruit acai in tasty and unexpected ways.

Acai Super Berry Cookbook: Over 50 Natural and Healthy Smoothie, Bowl, and Sweet Treat RecipesThe chapters include smoothies, smoothie bowls, and sweet treats, and they contain recipes like these:

  • Dark Chocolate, Acai, and Coffee Smoothie
  • Hormone-Balancing Blackberry, Acai, Maca, and Cacao Smoothie
  • Antinausea Ginger, Lime, and Acai Smoothie
  • Mangosteen, Mango, Banana, and Acai Smoothie
  • Acai and Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie Bowl
  • Acai, Cream of Coconut, and Blue Spirulina Smoothie Bowl
  • Acai, Turmeric, and Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Bowl
  • Dragon Fruit, Acai, Baobab, and Coconut Yogurt Smoothie Bowl (this one has the prettiest hue!)
  • Acai Dark Cacao Brownies
  • Acai, Carrot, and Zucchini Muffins

These Acai, Cherry, and Chia Ice Pops are from the Sweet Treats chapter, and I think they might just win you over. The recipe is quick and easy – it just requires patience while the pops freeze! But is’t rich with energizing nutrition.

Acai, Cherry, and Chia Ice Pops

Special Diet Notes: Acai, Cherry, and Chia Ice Pops

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, paleo-friendly, plant-based, and vegetarian.

For nut-free acai chia ice pops, substitute your favorite dairy-free, nut-free milk beverage for the almond milk.

Acai, Cherry, and Chia Ice Pops
 
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These omega-3, antioxidant-rich ice pops are far better than the store-bought counterparts. They are made a hundred times more nutritious by the inclusion of acai and chia seeds. Feel free to play around with the fruit added. Instead of cherries, you could add blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8 ice pops
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (235 ml) unsweetened vanilla almond milk beverage
  • 2 cups (300 g) frozen organic cherries, pitted
  • 1 frozen banana, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon (8 g) acai powder
  • 3 tablespoons (21 g) chia seeds
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in a high-powdered blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture into ice pop molds and add sticks. Place in the freezer overnight.
  3. Unmold and enjoy!
Notes
This recipe is reprinted with permissions from ACAI Super Berry Cookbook by Melissa Petitto, RD.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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