Superfood: Acai Berry

You’ve probably heard all about these super foods that have become such fashion in the food industry these day. But what do we know about these super foods? What does it really help? A super food is described as a food whose health nutritional value greatly exceeds that of its calories.

This week i will talk about Acai Berries and Bowls.

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What is Acai? Acai Berries are found in Brazil and have high nutritional value and are well worth the hype. They are high in fibre, amino acids, essential fatty acids and vitamin and minerals, which help with muscle development, digestion, heart health and more. However, what they are known for are their antioxidants. They are high on the list of foods that contain antioxidant, nearing to the top of the list and well above any other berry. Antioxidants help fight ageing, prevent diseases and contain anti-inflammatory compounds. Acai Berries are high in antioxidants called polyphenols and anthocyanins. These antioxidants provide vitality and are good for the heart and cholesterol control. (Victoria Health and The Healthy Chef)

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Not only does the Acai Berry have a whole lot of benefits, it also taste great! It is perfect for breakfast, as you can combine it with oats, fruits, nuts and many more, creating different flavours daily!

Here is a recipe to get you started with Acai!
Breakfast Criminals:

Classic Acai Bowl | Breakfast Criminals

Ingredients to Blend: (makes 2 large bowls)

  • Sambazon unsweetened acai smoothie packs
  • 1/2 mango
  • 1 ripe banana (use the dotty ones!)
  • 1/2 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao
  • 1 tsbp chia seeds

Topped with:

Remember if you want to “Think like a beast, have your morning feast!”

E.C