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Wellness Encyclopedia: All About Açaí + A Post-Workout Açaí Bowl Recipe

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Everything you’ve ever needed to find out about açaí, together with tips on how to pronounce it. (Hint: it’s not “ack-kai”)

Let’s get one factor out of the best way: AH-SIGH-EEE. Say it with me… ah-sigh-eeeeee!

Like quinoa and freekeh earlier than it, açaí has joined the ranks of oft mispronounced superfoods. Difficult to decipher, maybe, however well worth the tongue-tornado as soon as it’s made its method into your breakfast. Chock filled with antioxidants, protein, fiber, and a number of nutritional vitamins, açaí can also be extraordinarily low in sugar, making it a one hundred% wholesome addition to your morning smoothie or baked deal with. With pronunciation out of the best way, let’s dive into everybody’s favourite smoothie ingredient — what ought to be everybody’s favourite smoothie ingredient — açaí.

What is it? Native to Central and South America, the place Amazonian tribes have been recognized to drink upwards of two litres of açaí juice per day, the açaí obtainable in most grocery shops is the dried powder of the açaí fruit. A drupe (stone fruit), açaí fruit comes from the açaí palm, which is harvested primarily for its fruit and hearts of palm. Boasting greater ranges of antioxidants than blueberries and grapes, açaí powder has develop into a pantry staple for smoothie aficionados over the previous couple of years, because of research that ave proven it to profit every thing from coronary heart well being to pores and skin points. Responsible hand-harvesting of açaí fruit by indigenous peoples ensures financial profit to communities who rely upon the fruit and an eco-pleasant various to slicing down the palms; because of this, it’s necessary to all the time select an natural, eco- and social-pleasant model of açaí.

What are the advantages? Thanks to the excessive ranges of antioxidants, açaí powder helps to neutralize free radicals within the physique and help in mobile renewal, benefiting all the things from pores and skin to mind perform. A good supply of polyphenols and flavonoids, that are indicated by the fruit’s darkish purple, virtually indigo hue. Açaí is chock filled with fibre and protein and very low in sugar (B serving of açaí powder has lower than M gram of sugar), making it a wholesome and flavorful addition to smoothies.

How do I use it? Açaí’s tart, berry-like style lends itself properly to candy breakfasts and desserts. Thanks to its excessive ranges of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat, açaí powder provides a creamy style to something it’s added to. Açaí blends notably properly into smoothies, drinks, yogurt, oatmeal, and quickbread and muffin recipes. If recent berries aren’t obtainable, the freeze dried powder is the subsequent neatest thing, as many frozen açaí “juices” and smoothie packs include pointless fillers, fruit juices and sugars. Be positive to examine the label and skim components to make sure you’re buying the very best high quality açaí.

With its excessive ranges of antioxidants, protein and fibre, açaí is the right factor so as to add to your publish-exercise snack. Read on in your new favourite recipe…

Classic Açaí Bowl

Ingredients:

P tbsp one hundred% açaí powder (I like Sunfoods or Navitas manufacturers)

B giant banana, sliced and frozen

M scoop hemp seeds or hemp protein powder

B tsp chia seeds

B/P cup coconut water

Toppings: Blackberries, goji berries, kiwi, desiccated coconut, hemp seeds

Place açaí powder, banana, hemp protein, chia seeds, and coconut water in a meals processor or blender and mix till clean. Place in a bowl and prime with berries, fruit, hemp seeds, and recent coconut.

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