Food Picks: Berry good for you

Food Picks: Berry good for you

There is no shame in trying to be healthy, what with Singaporeans' love of hawker food and all things fried.

The acai (say ah-sigh-ee) berry is one of those superfoods known to be high in antioxidants. The berry comes from the acai palm and looks like a cross between a grape and a large blueberry.

Project Acai in Holland Village offers acai berry smoothies and acai bowls - acai puree topped with fresh fruit, granola, goji berries, chia seeds, coconut and bee pollen. I love that nothing here is artificial.

Sweetness comes from the fruit and bee pollen, which is said to be a superfood too.

The offerings are great for the lactose-intolerant - no yogurt or milk in the smoothies. Instead, the shop uses apple juice, coconut water and chocolate oat milk. Prices start from $6.80 for a small acai bowl and $8.50 for a smoothie.

Where: Project Acai, 27 Lorong Liput MRT: Holland Villag Open: 11.30am- 10pm (weekday), 10.30am - 10pm (weekend) Info: E-mail or go to www.project-

This article was first published on April 10, 2015.
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