Monday, May 28, 2012

MOAB Acai Recovery Smoothie

My husband introduced me to the "recovery" drink, full of protein, years ago when he started P90-X and I would occasionally join him for some cross training.  As a runner, I have also come to learn the importance of a good recovery drink, especially after long runs - used in the hour or two after hard workouts, they help the body recover from exercise-induced stress.  John has always made great shakes and smoothies, and when we got the opportunity from SHOP 'n SAVE to try the MOAB juices, I couldn't wait to taste what he came up with using the Acai Superfruit Blend, which, like all of the MOAB juices, is full of healthy, natural fruit juices with no added sugar and is vegan, gluten-free and dairy free.  John's "secret ingredient" in this smoothie was a splash of vanilla coffee creamer, which provided the perfect amount of creaminess and a smooth consistency.  Add to that a banana and some vanilla protein powder with the juice, and this was the perfect drink after my long run.  It was refreshing, healthy, and absolutely delicious.

Would you like to try MOAB juices?  Enter our giveaway that is found at the bottom of this post to try some for free!

  • 3/4 cup MOAB Acai juice
  • 1/2 banana (extra ripe if available)
  • 1T fat free french vanilla coffee creamer (try a splash of milk or a spoonful of yogurt as a substitute if necessary)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 5-6 ice cubes
  1. In a single serving blender (we use the Magic Bullet blender), pour in juice.  Add banana, then protein powder, ice and creamer (that order seems to work best).
  2. Pulse until ice is crushed, and then blend for about 20 seconds.

Note: This recipe makes a single serving drink with 13 grams of protein.  If you want to make this in a regular blender, you will need to at least double to recipe.

Difficulty: Super Easy
Time: 2 minutes
Source: My husband has been the master of the smoothies in our house for years...this is an original recipe of his.


How to enter:

Comment that you'd like to try MOAB  in the comment section on this post.

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*Each of the numbered options listed will earn you an additional chance to win a coupon for a free 10.5 oz bottle of MOAB Superfruit Blend Juice.  Please leave an individual comment for each that you complete so that we can keep track of entries easier. 

Find out if you won:
This contest ends at 11:59 PM on June 5, 2012.  Four lucky winners will be chosen at random using  Winner will be announced on June 6, 2012 via Facebook and Twitter.  Look for it!  If you do not use Facebook or Twitter, please make sure you leave us an e-mail address at which we may contact you.  If the winners do not claim their prizes within one week, we will pick new winners.

Note: We are not paid by SHOP 'n SAVE or MOAB juices; we were provided the products to sample, but we did not guarantee a positive review.  The opinions expressed in our reviews are our own.


  1. I would like to try MOAB juice!

  2. Sounds interesting! I would like to try!

  3. I would like to try MOAB! Thanks!

  4. Sounds good! I'd like to win a coupon!

  5. I'd like to try that-I like acai!

  6. I liked MOAB on FB and I'm always looking for a new fun recovery drink after a long run. I might have to go to SnS and grab a bottle. Sounds delicious!

  7. I would like to try MOAB. Yum!

  8. i would love to try MOAB - thanks for the opportunity!