If you’ve spent any amount of time scrolling through the #healthyfood Instagram world, you’ve likely seen a smoothie bowl or two. These delectable and vibrantly colored breakfasts are packed full of fresh fruits, veggies and nutritional supplements and often feature acai.
What Is Acai?
Acai berries are a Brazilian superfruit native to the Amazon region. Though small, this dark purple berry packs in a lot of nutrition. Fresh berries have an earthy taste, which is often described as a cross between blackberries and unsweetened chocolate.
Unfortunately, fresh acai berries don’t have a very long shelf life. Outside of where they are grown, they are often only available as a frozen fruit puree, dietary supplement, dried powder or pressed juice.
Benefits of Acai
A single serving of acai is packed with naturally occurring vitamins and nutrients that help support overall health and vitality. They also have natural antioxidants, which support the body’s ability to heal.
Try out this super berry for yourself by following our recipe for homemade acai jam!
Homemade Acai Jam
2 tbsp. BareOrganics Acai Powder
2 tbsp. BareOrganics Chia Seeds
½ cup pear cider
2 tbsp. raw, local honey
1 tbsp. orange juice
½ cup your favorite berries, crushed
- Mix chia seeds with pear cider and let it sit for 20-30 minutes. The chia seeds will combine with the pear cider to form a gel.
- Mix the rest of the ingredients and allow to sit for 30 minutes before use for best results.
- Any left-over jam can rest in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for a few days, or until you see signs of spoilage.
Acai isn’t only for smoothies and smoothie bowls! Spread your homemade acai jam on toast, your morning bagel and more!
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