Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) is my favourite beverage du jour. Made from an Amazon palmberry, acai is credited as a Superfood. These benefits are noted on the Sambazon website:
"A remarkable concentration of antioxidants, to help combat premature aging, with 10-30 times the anthocyanins (purple colored antioxidants) of red wine. A synergy of monounsaturated (healthy) fats, dietary fiber and phytosterols, to help promote cardiovascular system and digestive tract health. An almost perfect essential amino acid complex in conjunction with valuable trace minerals, vital to proper muscle contraction and regeneration."
We love a packet of frozen Sambazon Acai blended with a cup of soy milk and a banana for a great breakfast pick-me-up (particularly with the infused guarana!).
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