Acai smoothies (pronounced "ah-sigh-ee") are all the rage, thanks to the incredible acai berry! Used by world-class athletes and the most health-conscious people on the planet, acai is a gift from mother nature. Grown in the Amazon rainforest, this superfood has a rich, berry-cocoa taste that gives it it's unique flavor and is packed with more antioxidants than blueberries or pomegranates combined, in addition to tons of healthy Omega fats, dietary fiber and protein. How's that for a super berry!
Why do we need to add acai to our diets? Because of their abundant antioxidants and Omega fats. Countless studies have shown that the Mediterranean diet, rich in olive oil and red wine, as the healthiest way of eating, feeding the brain, heart and skin. Well, acai has an essential fatty acid, or EFA. profile greater than olive oil and 10 time the antioxidants of red wine.
Break anywhere from 1-5 inches of a frozen acai berry bar, like the ones sold by Sambazon, or add 1 or two scoops of Acai powder to your berry smoothie and you have yourself a drink that is chock full of antioxidants and EFA's!