We all know what a hot summer day feels like – beautiful blue skies and days spent by the pool or at the beach under the sweltering sun. It’s times like this where all you want to do is reach for a cold refreshing snack.
This summer, we’re swapping sugary processed ice creams for our new thirst-quenching Acai On The Go ice blocks! The original Amazonia Acai recipe and you know and love now comes in a convenient and ready-to-eat frozen pack!
Cold, delicious and packed with health benefits, they’re made from organic, fresh-picked acai berries that grow wild in the Amazon Rainforest. Following the worldwide popularity and success of our Amazonia Acai Superfood Sachets, we wanted to bring Acai to everyone, anytime!
Whether you’re after a healthy 3 pm pick-me-up, a refreshing beach treat, or a hydrating snack for the kids to eat after school – Acai On The Go is for you. We sat down with our Head Dietitian, Tara Kaff, to find out why our newest acai addition is her superfood snack of choice.
Antioxidants are compounds that neutralize free radicals in the body. Why is this so important? Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause damage to many different cells in our body, including our skin where they can cause premature ageing. Acai is packed to the brim with naturally occurring antioxidants that can help protect and keep your skin glowing all year round. In fact, one Acai On The Go ice block has 3.5 times more antioxidants than blueberries!
Summer is an active time of year and it’s important to fuel your body with all the essential nutrients it needs. Acai berries are rich in healthy fats – Omegas 3, 6 & 9 – which are a fantastic energy source to keep you active and healthy.
Acai is rich in good-for-you phytonutrients, including polysterols and anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are potent antioxidants that give the fruit its deep purple colour. Polysterols are plant components that research has linked to reducing cholesterol and helping to decrease immune system stress.
4. A serve of fruit a day
Acai On The Go’s are a delicious and easy way to help you reach your daily goal of 2 serves of fruit! They’re also vegan-friendly and free from dairy, gluten, additives and preservatives. Naturally sweetened with unrefined evaporated cane juice, they’re the perfect guilt-free snack.