If the idea of Beetroot & Acai Matcha gives you pause for thought, rest assured that at Twist Teas we do things a little bit differently and a whole lot better. And this blend is no exception: it’s absolutely delicious and boasts serious amounts of nutrients! For extra information on Matcha take a look to find out more about how magnificent it really is. Now, onto the standout perks of adding Beetroot & Acai to your diet.
Beetroot is often considered somewhat of a super food, here’s why:
High nutrient profile
Beetroot contains pretty much all the nutrients required in your diet including Folate, Potassium, Iron and Manganese. So if you are looking for a natural source of multivitamins, you’ll find one here!
The high nitrate concentration found in Beetroot paves the way for an improvement in blood flow. This is because it’s a vasodilator, making your blood flow more easily. It affects the muscles in the walls of your arteries and veins, preventing them from tightening and the walls from narrowing. Although Nitrate concentration is temporarily high after consumption (up to 6 hours), this can boost mental and cognitive brain function, helping to remove ‘brain fog’ and can reduce blood pressure, endorsing better mental clarity and concentration.
Acai berries are native to South American rainforests and have grown in popularity in recent years. Whilst relatively expensive, this ‘jack of all trades’ is a worthwhile investment because of its numerous health benefits:
Studies show that a Polyphenolic compound found in the acai berries prevent cells from malfunctioning which may in turn reduce the possibility of tumour growth. The berries also contain Anthocyanin, which is reputed to reduce blood pressure and inflammation, which have an adverse effect on the immune system.
Heart and brain health
Anthocyanin has also been shown to strengthen memory by improving blood flow efficiency to the brain and reduce neuroinflammation.
So, when combining Beetroot, Acai and Matcha ,you have… well not just super, but super, super and you guessed it, super food, so you are certainly getting bang for your buck!’
A warm brew: I wasn’t lying when I said it was delicious! On its own as a brew, it’s jam packed full of flavour! Simply turn the powder into a paste and then slowly add the rest of the hot water, milk or milk substitute stirring vigorously as you go. And there you have it: your triple super brew!
Mixed with porridge: You might want to alleviate that annoying brain fog in the morning, or just fancy a change. If so, add around half a teaspoon of the powder and mix it in. This tastes really delicious. Enjoy!
Make a super smoothie: Now I know I’ve said super many times, I promise, just once more. Just add around a half a teaspoon to whatever smoothie you’re making: I like a mixed berry one, and make it even more… SUPER than it already is!
Add to salad mayonnaise, yoghurt or vinaigrette salad dressing: This is a great way to add health benefits to your salads. At Twist Teas we enjoy it on beetroot and goats cheese salad and especially love Leon’s Original Vegan Mayonnaise with a Matcha twist!