Excuse Us While We Kiss The Sky… We’re In A Purple Haze!
Sep 17th 2014
What’s In A Color?
Considered the most powerful wavelength in the rainbow and nature’s own supernatural rarity, the color purple gives us a sense of beauty, power and longevity. Somewhere around 1900 B.C., the world’s first physical encounter with the color purple was achieved.
It took over 12,000 shellfish to extract 1.5 grams of purple dye… barely enough for a single article of clothing. Emperors and people of power used this newfound color for their garments to symbolize their nobility and immortal existence.
Fast forward to modern day – the color purple still represents feelings of power, longevity and health. Instead of wearing the color purple, we’re now consuming it!
The Power of Purple
Superfoods with purple pigment contain unique flavonoids called anthocyanins, powerful antioxidants which contribute to scavenging and expelling free radicals from the body.
“I love to mix maqui powder with my orange juice in the morning, and it gives me extra energy for the day. It tastes great too - It's subtly sweet with a nice depth to it.” – Lauren
A recent study found that “a growing body of evidence suggests anthocyanins and anthocyanidins may possess analgesic properties in addition to neuroprotective and anti-inﬂammatory activities"1.
Anthocyanins can be found in everyday foods but we either peel off the nutritious skin of the foods containing these anthocyanins or we are not able to consume enough of them to get the level of antioxidants we need to radically charge the body. We have a solution to that.
“I love adding a spoonful of this powdered acai to my smoothies. It gives them a great flavor as well as a powerful antioxidant boost, and goes well with bananas, coconut, and cashews. I love the bright, vibrant red color it gives them as well, though color has never stopped me from enjoying a tasty, healthy smoothie. I have not tried them in chocolates yet, but am looking forward to adding to a bar or truffle. I highly recommend it.” – Elizabeth
You know Acai, but have you met it’s best friend, Maqui?
Maqui Berries and Acai are two of the world’s most antioxidant rich foods. They’re loaded with flavonoids and contain Vitamins A, C, B1, and B3—along with important minerals such as magnesium, copper, iron, calcium, and potassium.
Acai contains omega-3 essential fatty acids, contributing to the maintenance of mental clarity and brain function, while Maqui naturally contains polyphenols which contribute to overall immune support and well-being. They’re great on their own, but even better together!
Maqui Berry Powder, Whole Maqui Berries and Acai Powder have traditionally been enjoyed individually—but we’ve found that they are super-duper-foods when combined! Double the flavor, double the benefits, and the most beautiful, deep, vibrant purple color you’ve ever eaten!
Along with adding them to your smoothies, try adding Maqui Berry Powder and Acai Powder to your everyday pancake mix. Your kids will be amazed at how good they taste and how fun it is to eat purple pancakes!
Have you been swept into the craze for Acai bowls? Try adding whole, rehydrated Maqui Berries for a unique and delicious way to load your body with important nutrients and an additional blast of antioxidants.
Versatile and delicious, we promise that Maqui and Acai are going to be your new favorite culinary addition.
“Although I put this in my smoothies a lot, I like it best when I put it in my homemade lemonade. It's like drinking pink lemonade. I love the taste!” – Claire
Be your own culinary genius! Try Maqui Berry Powder and Acai Powder together in your own creation. The possibilities are endless… and delicious!
1 – "An Examination of Anthocyanins' and Anthocyanidins' Affinity for Cannabinoid Receptors". Journal of Medicinal Food 12 Korte, Gabriele; Dreiseitel, Andrea; Schreier, Peter; Oehme, Anett; Locher, Sanja; Hajak, Goeran; Sand, Philipp G. (2009).