Guest Blog: Acai Powder

Guest Blog: Acai Powder

Author -  Keri Maas

This stuff is seriously amazing (and, so you know, it’s pronounced ah-sigh-ee). Good Health NZ’s Acai Powder is organically sourced from Brazil, it’s rich in antioxidants, naturally contains good essential fatty acids, Omega 3, 6 and 9 and has plenty of fibre.

Three things of note for sugar detoxers:

1. Acai berries contain pretty much no sugar.

2. They are one of the most anti-oxidising things going around.

3. Sprinkled on a range of different “treats” they make for a great dessert (see below) and are a key
   ingredient in my sugar-free pantry.

Good Health NZ add absolutely nothing to their powder, they’re certified organic. Read more about the product
here. 

To gear you up, blend into your morning smoothie or use in the following recipe:

Sugar-free nut balls

  • Half a jar of almond spread

  • 250g or so of organic nuts. I use almonds, brazil nuts and walnuts

  • ½ cup of raw Good Health cacao powder

  • 2 big handfuls of shredded coconut

  • ½ a stick of organic salted unadulterated butter

  • 4-5 heaped tbsp. of coconut butter (coconut butter)

  • One of more of these flavours: Vanilla powder (or you can use vanilla essence), cinnamon, organic cacao nibs (adds a chocolatey flavour without adding sugar)

  • One or more of these flavours: Good Health Acai Powder or Good Health Maca Powder

  • Almond meal

  • Protein powder

  • Small handful of Good Health Chia seeds

 

Blend the above in a bowl, using a metal spoon to “splodge” the coconut oil and butter through the dry stuff. Don’t be precise – chuck in what feels right. You can’t go wrong. It will go quite “wet” – this is because the coconut butter turns to oil. Add some extra dry filler to adjust the consistency. Chia seeds will do this well. Grab little handfuls and form into balls and plop on wax paper on a metal tray. Stick in the fridge for an hour or in the freezer for 20 minutes.

This is “real food” eating. No fuss. Basic ingredients. No sugar. Good, nutritious, female-loving fat.

A little about our blogger:
Keri Maas is a Cardiac Physiologist who lives in Karaka. With a job that enables her to have an immediate impact on a patient's state of health and quality of life, it's no wonder she is so passionate about lifestyle choices. After completing the I Quit Sugar Programme last year, Keri has been on a mission to debunk myths about what causes heart disease and simultaneously educate others about dietary improvements that can reduce disease risk. 

 

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Guest Blog: Acai Powder

This stuff is seriously amazing (and, so you know, it’s pronounced ah-sigh-ee). Good Health NZ’s Acai Powder is organically sourced from Brazil, it’s rich in antioxidants, naturally contains good essential fatty acids, Omega 3, 6 and 9 and has plenty of fibre.

Three things of note for sugar detoxers:

1. Acai berries contain pretty much no sugar.

2. They are one of the most anti-oxidising things going around.

3. Sprinkled on a range of different “treats” they make for a great dessert (see below) and are a key
   ingredient in my sugar-free pantry.

Good Health NZ add absolutely nothing to their powder, they’re certified organic. Read more about the product
here. 

To gear you up, blend into your morning smoothie or use in the following recipe:

Sugar-free nut balls

  • Half a jar of almond spread

  • 250g or so of organic nuts. I use almonds, brazil nuts and walnuts

  • ½ cup of raw Good Health cacao powder

  • 2 big handfuls of shredded coconut

  • ½ a stick of organic salted unadulterated butter

  • 4-5 heaped tbsp. of coconut butter (coconut butter)

  • One of more of these flavours: Vanilla powder (or you can use vanilla essence), cinnamon, organic cacao nibs (adds a chocolatey flavour without adding sugar)

  • One or more of these flavours: Good Health Acai Powder or Good Health Maca Powder

  • Almond meal

  • Protein powder

  • Small handful of Good Health Chia seeds

 

Blend the above in a bowl, using a metal spoon to “splodge” the coconut oil and butter through the dry stuff. Don’t be precise – chuck in what feels right. You can’t go wrong. It will go quite “wet” – this is because the coconut butter turns to oil. Add some extra dry filler to adjust the consistency. Chia seeds will do this well. Grab little handfuls and form into balls and plop on wax paper on a metal tray. Stick in the fridge for an hour or in the freezer for 20 minutes.

This is “real food” eating. No fuss. Basic ingredients. No sugar. Good, nutritious, female-loving fat.

A little about our blogger:
Keri Maas is a Cardiac Physiologist who lives in Karaka. With a job that enables her to have an immediate impact on a patient's state of health and quality of life, it's no wonder she is so passionate about lifestyle choices. After completing the I Quit Sugar Programme last year, Keri has been on a mission to debunk myths about what causes heart disease and simultaneously educate others about dietary improvements that can reduce disease risk. 

 

Guest Blog: Acai Powder

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