Friday, 27 July 2012

The Acai Bowl

The Acai Berry

I feel that it is absolutely necessary to post this amazing purple deliciousness very early in the life of my blog due to it's importance in my life! I would say that 99% of people who have eaten this food would understand how addictive it is! ACAI (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) is a purple berry that grown in the amazon (in Brazil) and is disrubuted in many forms including powders, syrup, tablets and as a frozen pulp puree. The latter is without a doubt the most delicious and satisfying HEALTHY food I have ever come across. The reason Acai is available in the above forms and not in its original berry form is due to the difficulty of maintaining freshness during transportation from the amazon. It is stored in the above ways to maintain the nutritional goodness that it contains as much as possible. Acai is commonly referred to as a 'Superfood' and it gains this status based on its nutritional value which includes being very high in antioxidants and containing large amounts of heart healthy fats. The best thing about Acai though is definitely it's taste. Tasting like a combination of berries and CHOCOLATE, it is so amazingly satisfying and I have to admit that my boyfriend (whom once again is the reason I came across this food in the first place :D) and I are way more than addicted.

How to eat Acai

Commonly Acai is eaten for breakfast or even dessert - our favourite way (and the traditional way) to serve Acai is in a bowl topped with fresh banana, strawberries and muesli (granola is commonly used).

Where to buy acai

We're in Sydney and we buy our Acai either from The Berry Man or Manly Freezers. I know though that on the Amazon Power website you can locate a stockist near you!

TRY IT!! But beware: you will become addicted...

- Mel


  1. It is sooo yum!! Thanks for referring me to the acai place!

  2. Hi there! I just had a question concerning where you buy acai for personal use - how do the prices compare between The Berry Man or Manly Freezers? And do you purchase online or in-store? :)