What is Açaí? It’s a Brazilian berry that comes from the Amazon rainforest. It’s seen a surge in popularity recently because it’s a powerful antioxidant but there’s nothing that proves that it helps with weight-loss as most marketers would have you believe.
Note: Make sure you get açaí “sem xarope” as they say in Portuguese, meaning without syrup. Most açaí is crossed with sweet syrups because the berry on its own tastes a bit earthy. To remedy this, I mix the açaí with banana for the perfect healthy and tasty combination.
Step 1: In mixer, add:
- ½ banana
- Frozen açaí
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water or (non-dairy) milk.
Mix until it has a smoothie like texture.
Step 2: Poor the mix into a bowl then add on top:
- ½ banana chopped
- Pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds
- Coconut flakes
- Optional: granola