Ready for a delicious healthy dishes upgrade? Then get ready for the soaring trend of the Acai Berry!
Acai palm trees are native to tropical regions of Central and South America. It is a small fruit that is dark purple with juicy pulps. “Acai” is a regional local language word of the native people in the region meaning “fruit that cries”. Acai berries have always played an important role as a food source for indigenous people in the Amazon region.
Acai products are the top food trend!
- Acai products are increasingly popular in USA, marketed for weight-loss and anti-aging properties.
- Acai fruit pulp has been experimented as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) oral contrast agents.
- This superfood is on the top of the tasty sensation lists.
Acai berry benefits: anti-aging and richer in antioxidants!
Berries are anti-inflammatory and are loaded with antioxidants that are abundant in health benefits. Acai cleanses the kidneys and the liver by eliminating body toxins and keeps baby smooth skin in tact!
Studies reveal the the Acai berry is more richer in antioxidants than raspberries, cranberries, strawberries, blackberries, goji berries and blueberries.
In addition to antioxidants, Acai berries control appetite hormones, prevents heart disease, increases energy and helps with various metabolic functions. These berries are synonymous with slowing down aging signs too!
Fresh Acai will be difficult to find out of the tropical Central and Southern parts of the USA, but you can get them frozen, powdered or in juices. It is a naturally sweet addition to desserts and smoothie bowls
10 ways to get perked up with berry bowl delights
1. Chocolate Acai Smooothie
Get ready to smoothly supercharge you health with a divine ‘chocolate Acai smoothie’
It is a perfect blend of cacao, dark chocolate in the purest form and Acai berries, filled with Omega 5 acids together in a banana and blueberry mixture, leaving your taste-buds brimming with satisfaction on scales of goodness.
2. Acai Berry Trifle
A divine mixture of chia seeds and almonds in a blend of coconut milk and a dazzle of linseed topped with some dates in layers of acai berries, other berries and coconut yogurt. A delectable delight keeping you revved up and geared in blissful health
3. Supergreen Acai Smoothie
Smoothies can become great meals in a bowl. Blend together some nutritional dense items like nut butter and avocado with a topping of coconut, granola and hemp seeds.
4. Acai Berry Cheesecake
Acai bowl crunch with a crust of dates and nuts. A creamy coconut and vanilla filling and a acai berry topping, this vegan “cheesecake” can make a delightful breakfast, a delightful snack or dessert .
5. Black Tea Infused Irish Porridge with Acai Berry Ripple + Pistachio Cream.
A breakfast upgrade! Flavor filled porridge topped with Acai and black tea together with some homemade pistachio cream as a topping!
6. Oahu Acai Breakfast Bowl
Live a tropics style life with a bowl of acai goodness with a fresh mint zing and a delightful coconut,granola and fruit topping.
7. Raw Chocolate Acai Bowl
For a chocolate fix.. this raw vegan is delightfully good with energy boosting Maca and raw cacao with same kale and coconut flake toppings and fresh fruit. A meal in a dessert!
8. Peanut Butter and Berry Acai Bowl
Nut butters mixed acai berry combinations are delightful with toppings of chia seeds, cacao nibs and goji berries.
9. Kiwi Acai Bowl
An acai bowl with kiwi rich in vitamin C in a mixture of bananas and berries
with fruit adds and granola to add twist to the scrumptous blend.
10. Purple Love Bowls Acai Overnight Oats Pudding
This Acai bowl is out of this world! It has kale, fiber and oats together with a cashew nut butter topping. A flavorful purple delight, hard to resist
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