Acai

With summer in full swing, one of my favorite foods are now in season: berries! The summer months bring all berries into season-strawberries, blackberries, raspberries-you name it. Harvest is also in action for another, less common berry known as the Acai berry.

Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) became popular a few years back when it was claimed as a “superfood”, saying that it could increase energy, prevent aging and cure disease. Though this berry may have many health benefits, messages and media tend to exaggerate, and based on research, it’s been found that Acai is just like every other berry out there; it’s good for you and tastes great!

Overall, berries are good for you for many reasons including that they are:

  • High in essential vitamins and minerals
  • High in fiber
  • High in antioxidants to help fight disease
  • Low in calories and fat
  • Delicious

Acai is sold in stores in juice and frozen form, and is best in its frozen state. Though the juice may taste good, like other juice products out there it has unwanted sugar and calories.

To get my daily dose of nutrients, I whip up some Acai to make a delicious breakfast bowl. The process is simple. First, buy the frozen pack

Then blend with a touch of soy or skim milk, half a banana, and some flax for extra fiber and nutrients. The consistency is supposed to be thick, so don’t blend for too long!

When it’s ready, pour into a bowl and top with bananas and a sprinkle of granola. Then take pictures.

Ah-sigh-yum! This bowl is refreshing and tasty-perfect for a summer day. Enjoy!

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4 thoughts on “Acai

  1. yumm!!! I love it! Where did you get the smoothie packs?

    You’re totally right, berries are delicious! I love berries in salads too 🙂 We used to pick blackberries by the river when we lived in the Seattle area. It was so annoying but I loved having them to snack on at home ❤

    • Yum! Wild berries are the best.

      You can get the smoothie packs at whole foods and other natural/organic food stores.

  2. Yay!!!! So happy to see the blog back in action. I need to commit to a blender so I can make acai bowls! 🙂

  3. This seems really healthy! Interesting comment about the media. I guess because it’s a new berry being introduced? Thanks for the helpful insight.

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