Obsessed with Acai | Sambazon Acai | Charu Naava
I was originally introduced to Acai Berry back in 2009. I heard about this Amazon wonder berry from a few friends who were living a more healthier lifestyle that I was aspiring too. I bought a few bottles, saw teas and smoothies with this berry as well. I enjoyed the taste very much, so, adding it to my stash of goodies to make my homemade smoothies was easy. One day while shopping in Costco, I saw the brand Sambazon and their Acai Products. I was particularly interested in their prepacked smoothies. I have come to really appreciate prepacked smoothie mixes for my busier days. They are also prefect when I have ran out of my fresh produce. Basically, they are life saviors for sure. I have been enjoying this brand for 11 months now and I thought it was a good time to share with you, one of my top choices for juices and smoothie mixtures. If I don't do a smoothie in the morning, I enjoy a delicious glass of Acai juice in place of Orange or any other juice and when I want a treat, I make an Acai frozen bowl. But first let's talk about why Acai should be apart of your lifestyle and smoothies. Cheers to Great Health!
Pachamama’s (Mother Nature’s) tastiest gift is purple, full of antioxidants, healthy omegas and totally vital nutrients. Often called the King of Superfoods, Açai reflects the world it comes from – biodiverse and amazing, the Amazon is unlike anything else on earth. And, for indigenous tribes, the origin story of the Amazon actually says the entire Amazon was born of a single seed of Açaí.
The benefits of Açaí are all found in the pulp-which is naturally packed with antioxidants, polyphenols and flavonoids (like those in red wine). Unlike any other fruit, the real magic of Açaí is that it has a perfect combination of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, giving it a creamy mouth feel and loads of trace minerals and essential nutrients. - sambazon website
COCAO + ACAI
Cocao and Acai are one of my favorite combinations in a smoothie or a frozen yogurt style bowl with added toppings. Below, I am sharing with you a recipe I tried from the Samabzon site and its delicious! Feel free to make substitutions where needed.
Flavonoid-rich cocao aids in lowering blood pressure and improving the elasticity of blood vessels. Antioxidant Capacity Improves Brain Health Balances Cholesterol Levels Treats Diabetes Prevent Signs Of Premature Aging Speeds up Healing Manages Obesity
1 Bottle Sambazon Protein Superfood Smoothie (Chocolate Almond Coconut)
1/3 c Shaved Coconut
1/4 c Cacao Nibs ( I used my Better Body Foods Cocao Mix)
Handful Almonds, soaked
Optional: Dash of Cinnamon (I also added Ginger and Turmeric)
Add all ingredients to a blinder and garnish with your favorite treats.
Daily Benefits of Acai Berry Juice
Promotes Heart Health
Aids Weight Loss
Promotes Skin Health
Encourages a Healthy Libido Booster