Berry – With A Hint Of Chocolate (Açaí)

A dark and exotic berry surrounded by controversy, the acai berry took over the U.S.’s health scene several years ago, touting its “superfood” powers. But how much of it is myth and how much is reality? Who exactly is this mysterious berry — and what can it do for your health?

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Açaí Berry Recipes

Açaí Berry Smoothie

  • 1 1/4 c. plain or vanilla soymilk, or almond milk
  • 3/4 c. Orange juice
  • 3/4 c. Acai juice
  • 1 large Mango, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks (use frozen mango chunks for an extra thick smoothie
  • 1 c. fresh or frozen blueberries

Serves 2

Courtesy of Beth A. Booker MS, MPH, RD, LDN

Açaí na Tigela (Açaí in a bowl)

Pulp

  • 1 1/2 scoops frozen acai pulp (about 1 cup)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp guarana powder
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Topping
  • ¼ cup Granola
  • 4 sliced strawberries

Pulse in blender until achieving the consistency of a soft ice cream.

Serve in bowl with halved strawberries and granola as topping.

Recipe courtesy of Maira Quillin