Tuesday, November 18, 2008
A Longing for Açaí
Why hasn't the mainland U.S. caught the acai berry craze yet? I've actually received all sorts of spam e-mails lately reporting that Oprah drinks an acai body flush; truthfully though, I try not to look too deeply into Oprah's digestive habits, but if the big O knows about it, surely the world she seems to rule knows too. Rather than in juice form Hawaii has adopted and so perfectly fanangled the acai berry into sweet frozen smoothie perfection that is eaten from a bowl with a spoon. This (almost) famed antioxidant-packed acai bowl perfectly topped off with granola and bananas has deservedly secured a spot near the top of my "Things I Miss Most About Hawaii" list. Research this little Amazonian berry for yourself and prepare to be awed.