GettyImages 104822052Berries are the ultimate brain food! Berries are loaded with antioxidant-rich plant compounds called flavonoids that provide potent health protection. Eating more berries helps your brain age better, think better, learn better and remember more.

 

Have you heard of acai berries? Acai are a small purple berry that grows on a palm tree in the Brazilian Amazon. It’s known to have the richest antioxidant content of any naturally occurring fruit in the world! We take the pulp of the acai berry and mix it with other flavors into a seriously thick blend. We put that blend into a bowl, top it with granola, fresh fruit, and a drizzle of honey. It’s a perfect meal or snack! Make your own acai bowl at home. Here’s a recipe to try!

 

Acai Bowl Recipe

INGREDIENTS

• 2 4-ounce packets unsweetened frozen acai puree

• 1 medium banana

• 1/2 cup blueberries

• 1 tablespoon honey

• 3 tablespoons granola

• 2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds

• 1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes

 

DIRECTIONS

Break the frozen acai up a little by slapping the sealed packets on the counter-top or hitting them with a meat mallet. Blend the berries with 1/2 the banana, 1/4 cup of the blueberries and the honey in the blender, stopping to stir and break up the mixture as needed, until it’s the consistency of a thick smoothie; transfer to a cereal bowl. Slice the remaining 1/2 banana. Arrange the slices, the remaining 1/4 cup blueberries, granola, pomegranate seeds and coconut flakes in neat piles or rows on top of the acai.

 

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