Navitas Naturals is expanding their vast offering of organic superfoods sourced from around the world with the addition of Acai Power. Acai is a superfruit native to the tropical floodplains of Central and South America that was used by ancient Amazon cultures as a traditional medicine. The delicious purple berries offer a high level of antioxidants and healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids including omegas 3, 6 and 9. Acai also contains an optimal combination of essential amino acids, is a good source of vitamin C, and possesses many other micronutrients including polyphenols and flavonoids.
Navitas Naturals Acai Power is suggested for blending into milkshakes, smoothies, desserts, yogurt and granola, and it can also be enjoyed as a healthy ingredient in a wide variety of recipes (for example, see the Acai Catsup recipe below). Acai Power is made from whole organic acai berries from Brazil that are freeze-dried and milled at a low temperature to ensure maximum nutrient content. The SRP for is $21.99 for a 4-ounce resealable pouch, and $39.99 for an 8-ounce pouch. Navitas Naturals products are widely available at hundreds of stores throughout the U.S. and Canada including Whole Foods, and on many websites including www.amazon.com.
Since 2003, Navitas Naturals’ mission has been to provide premium organic power foods that increase energy and enhance health. Through direct purchasing agreements, Navitas Naturals (www.navitasnaturals.com) provides and expands fair trade economic opportunities in developing regions around the world. “We look to the past for inspiration,” says company founder and President Zach Adelman. “Our products come from the wisdom of ancient cultures and their traditional use of plants for both culinary and medicinal purposes,” adds Adelman.
ACAI CATSUP - An Original Recipe by Chef Ani Phyo
Innovative chefs like Ani Phyo (www.aniphyo.com) are creating delicious modern recipes with ancient superfoods from Navitas Naturals. “Acai Catsup is a fresh take on an old classic,” says Ani Phyo, author of the internationally acclaimed best-selling book Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen: Easy, Delectable, Living Food Recipes. “This delicious catsup is packed with antioxidant-rich acai, powerful maca for strengthening the adrenal gland and immune system, and is sweetened with low calorie and low-glycemic yacon syrup.” Based in Los Angeles, Ani is perhaps best known as the host of the award-winning, most popular ‘un-cooking’ show on YouTube, Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen Show.
Acai Catsup (Makes: ½ cup)
1 cup tomato, chopped
1 Tablespoon Navitas Naturals ACAI powder
1 1/2 teaspoons Navitas Naturals YACON syrup
1/2 teaspoon Navitas Naturals MACA powder
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
In a small blender, place all the ingredients. Blend until smooth. This recipe is best made in a personal sized travel blender. If using a larger blender, double or triple this recipe.