I’m not usually one for healthy food fads. I shunned Kombucha (who wants to drink something that has floating pieces of fungus and smells like rotten apples?), never jumped on the spirulina train, and think that echinacea probably is little more than a placebo. But one of the latest “superfoods,” açaí, has hooked me. It’s an antioxidant-rich dark purple berry from the Amazon, sold here in frozen packs of mashed-up pulp. You can find it in health food stores, in the frozen food aisle. People usually put it in smoothies or mix it with granola for breakfast. I can’t eat really cold stuff in the morning, so I nuke açaí and eat it as a sort of rich purple syrup on top of yogurt. It tastes delicious: like a combo of chocolate and flax seeds. I feel energetic and on-top-of-it afterward.

Sambazon Pure Açaí Smoothie Packs, $59.36 for 28 packs

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