Candice’s Favourite Things: Açaí


This energy fruit is harvested in the rainforests of Brazil, and tastes like a unique blend of berries and chocolate. Acai is packed full of antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids. Just look at its beautiful dark purple colour! It’s no surprise that this teeny little berry has the ability to combat premature aging, promote cardiovascular and digestive health, and contains the perfect essential amino acid complex vital to proper muscle function. That’s a lot of power for a wee little fruit! Proves the point that good things often come in small packages!

Acai has 10 times more antioxidants than red grapes and 10 to 30 times the anthocyanins of red wine. Antioxidants help prevent cardiovascular disease, cancer and other deadly diseases. This combination of anthocyanins and antioxidants also help prevent cell damage.The Acai berry also helps you get rid of stubborn fat by increasing metabolism; and raises energy levels naturally without caffeine or sugar. In turn, making it a great staple food for anyone looking to lose weight!

But you don’t need to be on a weight loss program to enjoy the benefits of this superfood. The Acai berry gives your immune system the nutrients that it needs to remain healthy and functioning properly. Keeping your sick days to a minimum and your cost on Kleenex’s low. No one enjoys spending $6 on a carton of paper you blow snot in and then throw out…

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death around the world. So any superfood worthy of the title should keep your love ticker up and running. The Acai berry gives the heart the nutrients it needs to function properly, and also helps prevent many ailments associated with poor circulation. Oxidative stress doesn’t stand a chance!

So how do you incorporate more açaí into your diet? There are a couple ways; açaí juice, açaí pulp, and açaí powder. Personally, I love the powder by Organic Traditions, I just throw a large tsp into my smoothie every morning and run out the door! Eating healthy while on the go has never been this easy!


Try this Berry Blast Smoothie out for size!!

1 cup almond milk

1 scoop Vegan protein

1 tsp acai

1/2 tbsp maca

1 cup blueberries

1 tbsp ground flax

Blend and enjoy!!

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