ah-sigh-EE smoothie

29 Apr

photo-30Ahh, acai! That refreshing purple berry deliciousness.

(ah – sigh- EE), grown in South America, are an excellent source of antioxidants, fiber, minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, iron and magnesium, and heart-healthy fats like omega 9 and omega 6, which help reduce LDL cholesterol levels, while raising good HDL cholesterol.

Due to the craze that acai has experienced, it has made a great impact on the Amazon. To learn more check out this study, and click here to learn more about Sambazon and how they are working with local communities to harvest sustainable acai.

Here is a delicious way to use acai in your everyday, it can’t get easier than this!

Serves 1 – Prep time 2 minutes – Total time 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 3 medium sized frozen strawberries, or a few raspberries, blueberries, blackberries
  • 1 packet unsweetened acai

Directions:

Blend together. Enjoy on it’s own, or add in some granola and shredded coconut for a crunchy twist. Trick to tastiness: eat a few minutes after you’ve blended it all up, for a creamier texture.

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