Benefits of Acaí


Acaí is a superfood that is packed with antioxidants and a whole lot of goodness. So why wouldn't you take advantage of this awesome fruit? My favorite way to enjoy it is in an Acaí bowl, which is great for breakfast or lunch, and even a dessert. Check out the the benefits of acaí and a recipe for how to make an acaí bowl below.


Benefits of Acaí

1. Heart Health: high in the antioxidant anchocyanins, which lowers cholesterol in the blood stream
2. Helps fight harmful organisms in the body 
3. Aids in weight loss. 
4. Promotes skin health 
5. Helps digestion 
6. Reduces irritation associated with respiratory distress
7. Improves cellular health 
8. Immune booster 
9. Anti-Aging effects 
10. Energy boost 
11. Boost sex drive in (especially for men)
12. Improves mental health function 

Source: here

Acaí Bowl 

         

Ingredients

1 packet of frozen acaí berry
2-3 Fresh or frozen cut strawberries 
2-3 Fresh or Frozen chucks of pineapples 
1 banana (slices)
1 Tbsp of goji berry 
2 Tbsp of granola 
1/2 Tbsp of honey 

In a blender add acaí, strawberries, pineapples, 1/2 banana. Blend till smooth. May need to add a few tablespoons of liquid (oj, almond milk, etc) to help blend easier. After blending place contents in a bowl. Dress the top with the goji berries, granola, 1/2 of the banana, and honey. I also like to add almond butter to mine to get that extra protein in my diet. I add about 1 Tbsp to the blender. Enjoy!

Make sure you have a good blender in order to blend to a smooth consistency and not have chunks of fruit. Some really good blenders are this one here, this one, and I like this one too. I have link many of the top blenders below at different price points below. Also If you have some acaí recipes please share.

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Alli