Thursday, October 29, 2015

Organic Acai Extract and a Recipe for Churros

I am always looking out for ways to  eat healthy and keep our active lifestyle but you know we have our weaknesses too.  We sometimes   go out and buy not-so-healthy  foods like donuts or cookies but it is not really a regular things.  We call them treats because we seldom have them.  Okay, enough of being defensive of my  ways lol.  But anyway, I  was skeptical to try this Organic Acai Extract  but I have read so many good things about it so I said yes when I was approached and asked to review it.
As it turned out, I liked it! Acai berries  is known for its  antioxidants content and it is alsorich in fiber and heart-healthy fats. According to what I read onlune, acai  may have more antioxidant content than other commonly eaten berries, such as cranberries, blueberries and strawberries.   BUt I won't know  how it does to my body unless I try them right?  So here we go, here are some of the things I used the Acai Extract so far.  
I made a pint of  milkshake  and almond the other day.  I only added a teaspoon of acai extract just to try it and  see how it tastes like.  It did not really affect the taste of my milkshake so I was happy with that. 
Here's an information about Acai from Nature Restore's Amazon page

The Acai berry is grown in the Amazon rainforest and has only been on the market for about 5 years. The berry has been around for thousands of years but it wasn't until the 1990s that it became popular to the western world. Acai is naturally full of energy, it has a strong berry taste with a little hint of chocolate. It is also high in proteins, fiber, Vitamin E, minerals and essential Omega oils.
Acai berry contains a higher concentration of compounds known as anthocyanins. These compounds are the ones thought to be responsible for giving red wine its widely reported health benefits. However, the Acai berry has 10 to 30 times more anthocyanins than red wine does. Acai contains high omega fatty acids, and studies have shown that high omega fatty acids can lead to lowering bad cholesterol levels (LDL) and maintaining natural HDL cholesterol levels. The antioxidant benefits of the Acai berry, combined with the fatty acids it contains, make this one of the most important superfoods on the market. You can use Nature Restore Acai  by easily adding one or two teaspoons added to water, juice, smoothie etc. Another easy way to use the Acai powder is to sprinkle it on foods such as yogurt or cottage cheese.
Then I made some churros for dessert and also put half a teaspopon of  acai extract.   I know churros is not very healthy because you have to fry it but I have never  made churros before so it is a perfect time to experiment.  Here is the recipe for my

Gluten-free Minibite Churros
  • 2 cups water 
  • 5 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil 
  • 2 cup gluten-free  flour 
  • 2 quarts oil for frying
  • 1 cup white sugar, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon acai extract
For coating churros after it's fried
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine water, sugar, salt and  tablespoons vegetable oil. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Stir in flour and acai extract until mixture forms a ball.
  • Combine 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon. Roll drained churros in cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  • Heat oil for frying in deep-fryer or deep skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Pipe strips   (I used ziploc bag since I don't have a piping bag)of dough into hot oil using a pastry bag. Fry until golden; drain on paper towels.
The churros was a hit.  I didn't think they would like it but theey did.  My son is  asking me to make it again.
Here's another yummy treat that I made with acai extract.  I did not have  bananas yesterday so I used the banana flavored popsicle  and combined it with  a  glass of milk and a teaspoon of acai extract.
It was a refreshing lunch break snack  with some almond.
Here's another yummy treat, an energy shake with a bottle of boost, one banana, ice cubes, and a teaspoon of acai extract.

If you are looking for some great organic extract like acai,  moringa, kale, beet or  any other healthy supplements, check out  They have a great selection of it.  Thanks Nature REstore for the Acai, I am loving it!

Disclosure: The owner of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review.  I was provided with the product/s mentioned  to help me  facilitate this review but  opinions are my own

23 delicious comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

Churros are YUMMY! I Have never made my own, though, I need to try that.

Unknown said...

I need to make more time in my life to create/bake/enjoy tasty and healthy treats such as these!! Thanks for the recipes!

Jeannette said...

I can use some healthy food in my life. I have never tried this that Acai before. I wonder if I would like it? This looks great!

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

All of that looks so good. I've never tried acai extract before, but I've heard great things about it from some of my friends.

Megan said...

It looks like acai extract is pretty flexible, and can be added to more than a few things. Awesome, I need to give it a try!

Unknown said...

I am shocked at how versatile Acai can be. I have personally only tried it in smoothies but it seems easy enough to implement into other homemade items.

Emily Reviews said...

I've never had churros or thought about making my own - neat idea.

Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) said...

interesting recipe. I've never made my own churros before. Acai is so good for you though. I love that you could incorporate it into your recipes.

Lisa said...

Your churrios look amazing! I can't to make my own and try them! Great job!

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness, I so love churros. I will definitely be making some of these!

Valerie said...

I love churros. They are so tasty. I am going to have to try this recipe!

Ourfamilyworld said...

I love Churros, especially with chocolate dip! I've heard so much acai and its many health benefits. I hope I can find the acai extract here.

Christy G said...

I have heard about acai berries but I haven't tried them yet. I'll have to give it a try someday.

Lynndee said...

I can't remember the last time I had Churros. You just made me want to have one right now. :) And that milkshake! Yum!

Bonnie G said...

I've never heard about this before. Sounds like something I would be interested in trying. Thanks for sharing.

PLDetails said...

I've actually been wanting to try adding some acai into my diet! Thanks for the great review and fun ideas!

Jennifer Ashley

Unknown said...

MMM. I buy many things if it has acai in it. I would totally add this to smoothies or something I bake.

mail4rosey said...

I would have only used a little bit too, at first to test it. and can you believe it , I have never had a churro,

Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey said...

What a yummy treat! Never tried making it these at home but we do loove churros with chocolate dip. Yumyum!

Mimicutelips said...

I had churros back in my High School days. That was a really long time ago, now I want some.

CourtneyLynne said...

Churros are so yummy!!! I'm going to have to try your recipe out! Yummy!!

JOJO VITO said...

hmmm I'm quite interested what the taste of that acai extract, and your churros sizes are nice :)

Jessica Cassidy said...

I like the chocolate ones Sis R. It looks delish and healthy drink too.

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