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Everything You Need to Know About the Acai Smoothie

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acai smoothieIn 1999, there were two surfer guys who visited the beaches of Brazil every summer. Searching for waves, they discovered that everybody on the Brazilian beaches were eating, drinking, and mixing this super berry called “açaí.” The nutrition, energy, and delicious taste these little berries produced blew the surfers away. They understood the potential açaí had and immediately knew they had to get it to the United States. That’s where it all began and that’s when Juice It Up! partnered to bring this life-transforming berry to consumers all across America. Subsequently, the açaí smoothie came forth and became a favorite among smoothie enthusiasts everywhere.

Here are the three distinct benefits of the acai smoothie.

1. Healthy Omega Fatty Acids in the Açaí Smoothie
A study conducted at Harvard University claimed that deficiencies of omega-3 fatty acid are the sixth leading cause of death in America. This is a tragedy considering that these deficiencies are completely avoidable. Açaí is incredibly rich in healthy monounsaturated fats and omega fatty acids (including omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9). The essential fatty acids contained within an açaí smoothie help reduce inflammation, improve brain function, reduce cardiovascular disease, and produce cell membranes. It’s a great drink to prevent omega-3 fatty deficiencies and serve your body with these beneficial, healthy fats.

2. Antioxidants in the Açaí Smoothie
Free radicals are the primary culprits that attribute to aging, joint, skeletal, and muscular pain. They introduce themselves to the body through an unhealthy diet, chemical pollution, and large amounts of UV light exposure and other environmental factors. The best way to fight and slow down the damage caused by free radicals is by consuming antioxidants. Antioxidants reverse the aging/inflammatory effects of free radicals at a cellular level. Fortunately, açaí berries are highly concentrated with antioxidants! Some research shows that açaí berries contain more antioxidants than blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, cranberries, raspberries, or goji berries. You can benefit nearly every system in your body just by adding an antioxidant-packed açaí smoothie to your diet regularly.

3. Vitamin C in the Açaí Smoothie
Vitamin C is one of the most recognized vitamins in the world. It has amazing benefits such as reducing the effects and duration of colds, boosting the immune system, building and maintaining blood vessels, and repairing and strengthening bone health. Although many people turn to supplements, eating raw, fresh foods is one of the best sources for vitamin C. Thankfully, açaí berries are loaded with vitamin C. These berries also contain vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin E, and dietary fiber. Thus, an açaí smoothie can do wonders to enhance your immune system and bring your body to optimal functionality.

Get Your Açaí Smoothie at Juice It Up!
At Juice It Up!, we know how to provide rich flavor and value. It actually costs much less to get your açaí berries through an açaí smoothie or bowl at Juice It Up! than it costs to get them at your local grocery store. The açaí berries you see on the shelves are the exact same high quality açaí berries we use in our smoothies, and we’ll get it to you at a much cheaper price. Additionally, you’re going to get an açaí product at Juice It Up! that tastes amazing! This is super important considering that the number one problem people have after buying expensive açaí berries is figuring out how to prepare it into something that tastes good. You know your Juice It Up! açaí smoothie will taste great, and you don’t have to clean up!

The açaí smoothie is excellent for anyone who wants sustained energy from something packed with nutrients. Whether you keep an active lifestyle or not, the açaí smoothie will give you the boost you need to fly through your daily activities. Kids also love açaí bowls as an afterschool snack because it tastes great! Parents love giving it to their children because they know they’re giving them something really healthy and sustaining.

Find a Juice It Up! near you today to get your açaí smoothie!