Chocolate Cherry Acai Smoothie [+ surprising topping idea!]

I'm actually not a BIG chocolate smoothie person {shocking, right???}, but I love the combination of chocolate and acai.

This smoothie makes for a sweet breakfast, solid snack or a light dinner. It's pretty thick so I like to serve it in a bowl with lots of fun toppings like cacao nibs, granola, or (my most recent discovery) NewPop Sweet Cinnamon Popcorn.

I know what you might be thinking - popcorn on a smoothie? Are you nuts? But hear me out! NewPop is a NEW kind of popcorn (get it??!) that is skinless and popped under high pressure which locks in all the nutrients and flavor, without the annoying skin that always ends up stuck in your teeth.

NewPop tastes a little like puffed cereal, which is why I've been enjoying in on top of my smoothie. The only ingredients are non-GMO corn and a little bit of organic cane sugar (plus spices for some of the flavors!). No salt, oils, or butter.

I'll admit, I was a little skeptical when I opened my first bag of NewPop because it doesn't LOOK like popcorn. And honestly, it doesn't taste like traditional popcorn. BUT it is delicious in it's totally unique way.

The best part? This NewPop popcorn was WAY easier on my stomach. Often times the traditional stuff is hard for me to digest and leaves me feeling bloated. No issues with NewPop so that's a HUGE win in my book.

Learn more about NewPop + where you can buy here.

Now about that smoothie recipe... ;)

Chocolate Cherry Acai Smoothie // vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar free

Ingredients:

Instructions:

1. Add all ingredients (except toppings) to your high speed blender and blend until smooth. This will make a thick smoothie so you may need to add a bit more liquid to get it to blend up!

 

What's are your favorite smoothie toppings? Would you try popcorn on your smoothie?? Let me know in the comments below!

 

I was generously sent a variety of NewPop Popcorn products to sample, however all opinions are my own.