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Super Acai Powder

There are so many super superfoods to choose from it can be hard to know which one suits your needs and your taste buds best. Just one of the many superfoods available is ‘acai powder’. Acai powder, pronounced ah-sigh-ee, comes from the highly nutritious acai berry and it is said to taste like chocolate and wild berries. Like the sounds of that? Then keep reading, this superfood may be for you!

A relative of the blueberry, this small dark berry grows on tall palm trees throughout the tropical regions of Central and South America. Because the acai berry is so perishable, it is dried and ground to ensure the berry keeps as many of its nutritional properties as possible. This purple powder is jam packed with potent antioxidants including resveratrol, cyanidin-3-galactoside, ferulic acid, delphinidin, epicatechin, protocatechuic acid and ellagic, as well omega fats (which is great for hair and nails), fibre, protein, vitamin E, vitamin B1 & B2, potassium and calcium making it one of the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet! As if all that wasn’t enough, it is also low in sugar and low on the glycaemic index (GI), meaning it helps to make you feel fuller for longer.

This super superfood powder is so easy to add to your diet and its mild flavour makes it suitable for even the fussiest eaters. Acai powder can be added to cereal, yogurt, baked goods and can even be used to sweeten raw chocolate. But my favourite way to add acai powder into my diet is with smoothies. Not only does it add even more natural nutrition to my smoothie, the natural purple hue of the powder makes my smoothies look as good as they taste!

Here are two of my favourite recipes for acai smoothies:

Super Superfoods Acai Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 handfuls of baby spinach
  • 1 banana (small)
  • ½ avocado
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp goji berries
  • 1 tsp acai powder
  • 200mls of almond milk (can be replaced with water or ice cubes)

Method

  1. Throw everything in the blender and mix for 20-30 seconds until smooth.
  2. Enjoy!

Berry Blast Acai Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 8 strawberries
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • 1 banana (small)
  • 2 handfuls of kale
  • 1 tsp acai powder
  • 200mls of almond milk (can be replaced with water or ice cubes)

Method

  1. Throw everything in the blender and mix for 20-30 seconds until smooth.
  2. Enjoy!
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