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Want To Look Younger And Be Healthier? Acai Berry Is Your New Breakfast Idea!

Want To Look Younger And Be Healthier? Acai Berry Is Your New Breakfast Idea!

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.[1]
  • 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.[2] 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.[3]

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

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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

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        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

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              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

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                    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

                      Featured photo credit: Food Republic via foodrepublic.com

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                      How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                      How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                      You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

                      We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

                      The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

                      Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

                      1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

                      Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

                      For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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                      • (1) Research
                      • (2) Deciding the topic
                      • (3) Creating the outline
                      • (4) Drafting the content
                      • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
                      • (6) Revision
                      • (7) etc.

                      Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

                      2. Change Your Environment

                      Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

                      One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

                      3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

                      Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

                      Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

                      My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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                      Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

                      4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

                      If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

                      Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

                      I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

                      5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

                      I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

                      Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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                      As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

                      6. Get a Buddy

                      Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

                      I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

                      7. Tell Others About Your Goals

                      This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

                      For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

                      8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

                      What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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                      9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

                      If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

                      Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

                      10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

                      Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

                      Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

                      11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

                      At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

                      Reality check:

                      I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future. Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

                      Bonus: Think Like a Rhino

                      More Tips for Procrastinators to Start Taking Action

                      Featured photo credit: Malvestida Magazine via unsplash.com

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