A+ would stand for Açai Postive! I know that was corny… but if you look at the photo – I was stunned as to how much the smoothie, well – ended up looking like a prop off of True Blood. Well, as non-visually stimulated as it might have been – I am super pumped about my latest kitchen success, and wanted to share it with you!
So, I wrote a blog on how to make my smoothies. And let me tell you – I love me a smoothie! But, I had a drawback. I have a side by side refrigerator/freezer. And those mason jars took up a lot of room in my freezer. So, I began to think of an alternative solution. So I googled and I googled… And low and behold, I found Capri Sun Bags! Now, they aren’t actually Capri Suns, but that style of a bag. AND HOW PERFECT IS THAT! I was super pumped. I ordered them on Amazon Prime, and eagerly anticipated their arrival.
But guess what happened, I got suckered into the “Customers who bought (insert product) frequently also buys (insert product).” So, I also purchased some popsicle bags. The popsicle bags are long and skinny Ziploc-style bags. Think of it – circa freezer pops when you were little where you had to use scissors to cut to top off of the bag. Now, I’m going to help you – so you don’t suffer the same way that I did. Make it thinner than you would a smoothie. I would say the consistency of a thin-side milkshake is perfect. And here is why. The bags come with this super cool funnel, but if you don’t make it thin enough – it becomes a large mooshy mess that won’t go through the funnel. And guess what it does instead? It splatters all over your kitchen and covers your hands in a deep red, freezing baby food – textured, mess. Yes, this happened. And if I haven’t share – anytime you are working with Açai or pitaya – clean it super fast if you spill. It does stain.
Now guys. The possibilities here are endless. Endless! You can do smoothies. Popsicles. Slushies. You name it. And here is what I love! YOU control the ingredients. Also, you can make a whole bunch at one time – and just freeze them. This is a two-person job though. Get a buddy. I actually had the help of my 16-year old and my 9-year old. Nine year old was opening the bags, I’d pour, and then 16-year old would grab it and seal them. Perfect little conveyor belt. Don’t let it discourage you if you don’t have anyone to help – it can be done with with one – just not as quick.
So guys, I hope you love this recipe as much as I do! Comment your recipe ideas below – I’m thinking the possibilities are endless!