Thursday, August 21, 2008

Super Food - The Highest Antioxidant Fruit Ever

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Açaí (ah-sigh-ee)
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Studies have shown that this little berry is one of the most nutritious and powerful foods in the world! Açaí is the high-energy berry of a special Amazon palm tree. Harvested in the rainforests of Brazil, it tastes like a vibrant blend of berries and chocolate. Hidden within its royal purple pigment is the magic that makes it nature's perfect energy fruit. It is packed full of antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids. Although it may not be available in your supermarket, you can find it in several health food and gourmet stores (often in juice form). They are also sold frozen or powdered or as pre-packaged smoothies, carbonated drinks, flavoured coconut water etc.
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I prefer to make my own smoothies with the juice. Yummm...
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Smoothie Recipe
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7 Oz (200 grams) Acai Juice
½ Cup Soy Milk or Juice
Fruit (one banana, ½ half apple, or 1 cup of other fruit)
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Directions:
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Blend all ingredients together. Top with granola, or sliced fruit.
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Variants: Add ½ cup yogurt or ½ cup ice. Also, frozen Acai pulp (I have found this is easier to work with) may be used in place of the juice.
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3 comments:

Liz said...

Mmm... that sounds delicious.

M.Kate said...

I would love to get hold of that..never heard about this Acai before...Happy weekend :)

Anonymous said...

great info as usual ms. barefoot

Sandra

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