Native to the Amazon rain forest, the antioxidant-rich acai berry offers fiber and plant-based omega-3, -6, and -9 fatty acids. It contains a type of antioxidant called anthocyanins, plant pigments associated with heart health.
Acai Basil Latte
2 tsp unsweetened acai powder
4 fresh basil leaves
½ cup plain unsweetened almond milk
1 tbsp raw honey
1. To a blender, add ¼ cup boiling water, acai, and basil. Blend until smooth. Strain puree through a fine sieve into a Mason jar.
2. In a small pot on medium heat, bring milk and honey to a boil.
3. Pour hot milk into Mason jar with the acai mixture. Seal and shake well to create frothy foam. Slowly remove lid and pour into a mug to serve.
Note: if using a handheld frother, froth mixture in Mason jar until foamy. Pour into a mug to serve.
If you would like to try other superfood latte's, check out the Toasted Coconut and Spirulina and the Turmeric Ginger Latte.
Recipe courtesy of Cooking Light Magazine.