Acai Bowls have been taken the health world by storm over the past year with the discovery of the super superfood the acai berry from Brazil
The Acai berry has been hailed the ultimate of superfoods with a wide range of health benefits such as being extremely high in anthocyanins, a form of plant antioxidant associated with the ability to lower cholesterol levels in the blood stream. University studies have even shown its benefits in fighting harmful organisms and nutritionists support its abilities in helping with weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight.
It has also been highly linked to promoting healthy skin, good digestion, boosting immunity and energy. It also has anti-aging properties and as it boosts blood circulation it has been known to boost the sex drive especially in men.
Apart from making these delicious healthy treats at home the question is where can we find them in Montreal?
The Crudessence prides themselves on serving highly nutritious, organic and sustainably sourced food, with the majority of their menu being raw living cuisine. They are currently offering an acai bowl called the 'Antioxydant' along side their other smoothie bowls. The antioxydant is made up of acai, pineapple, strawberries, mango, almond milk and a second super berry, goji.
Founded in 2011, Rejuice! consider themselves the Original Montreal Juice Company, and they even offer daily home delivery of their signature raw, organic cold-pressed juices in the Montreal area. Their Tropical Acai Bowl is a must, made up of acai berries, banana, pineapple, almond milk. Topped with banana, berries, goji Berries, shredded coconut, and gluten-free granola.
The best part is? Access to this amazing event will be free to all! You can pay extra of course to attend special events within the festival and for any awesome food you'd like to try while you're there.
And, of course, poutine. Although it's not 100% clear when their poutine will make its debut (an Instagram comment does confirm they'll sell it in their boutique, though), it's safe to say that with Gusta's seriously tasty vegan cheese, it'll be the highlight of your diet.
Gisele's Instagram is full of images of her family, her activities (like literally sitting poolside as she strums on a guitar), and even some food shots. And if you're wondering what it is that Gisele (and Tom Brady?) eats in a day, then no worries. I've got some answers.
Warm water with lemon and a nutrient-rich smoothie with organic fruits to start off with, and then a brunch of fruits, eggs, gluten-free bread with coconut butter, and avocados. Tom Brady is into oatmeal pancakes for the weekends, though.
Gisele tries to avoid red meat as much as possible, sticking mainly to fish about once a month. She and her family eat dinner really early - around 5:30 PM - and stick to veggies and fruit as much as possible.