ALWAYS SMALL BATCH AND MADE FRESH EVERY DAY, EVERY HOUR
At Project Acai, we blend our acai manually in small batches using Sambazon Superfruit packs. While this process is certainly more time-consuming and labour intensive, as a dedicated and acai focused café, we wouldn’t choose to do it any other way*. Blending frozen acai is a practice that has been in place since acai first made its way out of Brazilian shores in the late 90s, and is still widely practiced today.
One of the reasons we fell in love with acai was because of how versatile it is; you can blend it with any type of fruit, using your choice of juice, mylk or coconut water, and still get a really great end product. Our house-blend uses tons and tons of acai and a little bit of fruit, ensuring you get as much acai in your bowl as possible.
Some of our favourite acai bowl places around the world do it this way too. We also love EarthyAndy and her amazing acai smoothie bowl recipes. The possibilities are endless, and we hope you have as much fun creating your own unique acai blends as we do. There’s no one right way to create acai bowls, but we put every effort into ensuring we serve you the best we can give.
As a dedicated acai café, this is our promise to our customers, however we love all our fellow cafes and food establishments that are committed to using organic and sustainably harvested Sambazon acai in all forms too!
The acai berry grows wild atop palm trees native to the Amazon rainforest. Its taste is often described as a blend of wild berries and dark chocolate (mmm!). The berry is as tiny as a small grape, with only 10 to 15% edible fruit (the rest being seed). For these little berries to travel all the way to our city from Brazil, you can bet it packs a punch.
Acai ranks off the charts in its concentration of antioxidants, omegas 3, 6 and 9, is high in fibre and extremely low in sugar, together with a whole host of nutritional goodness. In this way, acai helps fight free radical damage, prevents heart disease, cancer, overall inflammation and even helps with energy levels and delays signs of aging!
The acai fruit has up to 10 times more antioxidants than blueberries, is a great vegan source of essential heart fats, and also helps to control cholesterol. It's high in fibre, and low GI, allowing you to feel satisfied even with a small portion.
As acai berries are easily perishable, we take every effort to ensure that the acai we serve has been processed in a way that preserves it nutritional value. Project Acai proudly serves Sambazon Acai products.