What is Acai Berry

What is Acai & why do people love it?

Acai (pronounced as-sigh-eee) is a deep purple berry originating from the Amazon forest of Brzail. It has an incredibly fresh, naturally sweet delicious taste. Almost like a blend of berries and dark chocolate. It has the essential fatty acids like Omega-6 and Omega-9. Is Rich in antioxidants and vitamins.

How to eat Acai?

Did you skip breakfast this morning or need an afternoon pick-me-up? Want something that’s refreshing and re-fueling after a big workout at the gym? Well an Acai Smoothies might just be the thing for you! Our favourite Acai Smoothie Recipe;

  • 100g frozen Acai Berry
  • 1 tbsp Cacoa Powder
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk
  • 1/3 Strawberries or Blueberries
  • 1 Banana *Add more for extra sweetness
  • Blend & serve! It’s that easy!

Prefer something alittle more filling? Perhaps a new breakfast routine? Why not try an Acai Bowl.

  • Blend – In a blender add fruit juice for a tropical taste or milk such as coconut or soy, for a creamier flavour to 100g of Acai Berry. Add chopped fruit, yoghurt for a thicker texture.
  • Pour – In Summer, the Acai blend will melt quickly, add some chopped fruit to the bottom of your bowl to prevent melting.
  • Top – Our favourite part! Use chopped nuts or cereals for a breakfast vibe. Fresh fruits like blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, bananas, kiwifruit or mango. Have a sweet tooth? Why not add some coconut shreds, cacao drops, a drizzle of honey or even chocolate coated fruit!

Acai Berry is available in 1kg tub or 200g portions from Simon’s Gourmet Gallery, Chapel Hill Brisbane.

Acai Berry Bowl

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