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Posts in ‘Acai berry recipes’

The Sunset Smoothie from Sambazon

Feb 27

This is a great Sambazon acai smoothie recipe from Rochelle, the video is shot at her house right next to Sunset Beach – jealous yet?

IceFest Martini

Feb 19

February 20 is the official kick off of the World of Ice, Icefest 2009 in Yorkville, Ontario. With at least 17 ice sculptures created out of 25,000 lbs of ice, this may be a spectacle you want to check out if you live in the vicinity. How does this relate to the acai berry?

Ken McClelland created a martini specifically for this event orinally dubbed the Icefest Martini. Starting with Wyborowa Exquisite Polish vodka mised with acai berry juice and blended with apple and raspberry. It was found that adding tequila complimented this mixture quite well. Not stopping there, Ken ads Uphoria Pomegranate liqour and a five-spice powdered rim and you have a unique drink to impress guests with.

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz Wyborowa Exquisite vodka

1 oz Uphoria Pomegranate liquor

1/2 oz Olmeca tequila

2 oz açaí juice

Five-spice powder (for rim)

Fresh berries (for garnish)

Pour ingredients into shaker filled with ice.

DIRECTIONS

Shake vigorously. Pour into chilled martini glass rimmed with five-spice powder. Garnish with fresh berries.

Tropical Acai Berry Smoothie

Feb 17

Full credit goes to Blogger CookBook on this one, this simple acai berry smoothie recipe has me yearning for hot summer days!

  • 7 ounces of orange juice
  • 1 cup soy milk or vanilla yogurt
  • 1 whole banana
  • 1 tablespoon of pure acai powder

Blend everything together until smooth, and voila, you have a great tasting smoothie with an antioxidant kick!

The roots of the acai berry

Feb 10

Rio de Janeiro to Amazon RainforestI was rummaging around on Facebook today looking for anyone who may have posted acai berry recipes or their thoughts on the acai berry. What I discovered was better than a recipe! There was a discussion about how people “take” there acai – in supplement form was a typical response. However, one individual posted that since moving to Brazil, she had adopted the “way of the locals” and ate the acai berry with banana and granola in an acai bowl. That was at least one step closer towards a real acai berry experience in comparison with taking supplements in capsule form.

A follow up was then posted by a Brazilian stating that the acai berry was originally mixed with tapioca and used as a drink to go along with any meal. She proceeded to state the “acai bowls” with strawberries, granola and banana is a creation of Southern Brazil, specifically Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. It would seem Northern Brazil and Southern Brazil have different ways of incorporating the acai berry into their diets. Considering the Amazon is where the acai berry grows, I would have to lean towards the Northern Brazilian method as the “original” acai berry recipe. Southern Brazil receives a majority of the tourist attention, so I don’t think it’s any surprise that the Southern Brazilian way of eating the acai berry is what has been adopted more commonly across North America. Just don’t forget that Rio de Janeiro, according to Google Maps, is over 1900km away from the southern tip of the Amazon Rainforest. That’s like asking people in Denver, Colorado what the latest clothing trend is in San Francisco.

Acai of Relief Recipe by Sarah Hohn

Feb 02

Acai of Relief Recipe by Sarah HohnHere’s a great little acai beverage recipe to ward off the summer heat.

Ingredients

3 oz cachaca
3 oz acai juice (As pure as possible)
2 oz orange juice
2 oz lime juice
2 oz club soda
2 T agave nectar
2 T fresh chopped mint
mint sprig for garnish

Mixing Instructions

Combine the cachaca, acai juice, orange juice, lime juice, club soda and agave nectar. Sprinkle chopped mint with this mixture to release the full flavor. Strain and pour mixture over ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.