All eyes are on Rio as we prepare for the 2016 Summer Olympics in tropical Brazil. The South American country is home to a rich culture, rooted in Portuguese heritage. It has a population of over 200 million people, is the fifth largest country in the world, and is the third most popular tourist destination in Latin America. As for Brazilian cuisine, a variety of ingredients are used to bring out exotic flavors that have come to define an entire country as a place with unique culinary dishes and beverages.
With the country as the site of the 2016 Summer Olympics, the world is more intrigued than ever in what it has to offer and many are looking to Brazil for culinary inspiration. Latin inspired flavors such as mango and pina colada are said to be gaining in popularity as more and more consumers look to regional cuisines for something refreshing and new.
These regional flavors satisfy the craving of North American consumers by evoking feelings of sunny weather and exotic locales. It’s no wonder food and beverage companies are taking notice and incorporating these flavors into their menus, and Maui Wowi is no exception.
Maui Wowi embraces the tropical lifestyle with our Hawaiian flare and island flavor, providing a variety of tropical-inspired smoothies including Mango Orange, Pina Colada, and Kiwi Lemon Lime. Each are made using fresh fruit puree and a probiotic yogurt, blended together with ice and a fresh banana. But it’s not just the sweet juicy flavor that makes you feel like you’re on vacation, we top each smoothie with a little umbrella to really take you to paradise.
Here are some other Brazilian specialties sure to satisfy:
Caipirinha: The country’s ‘national cocktail’ is an alcoholic beverage referred to as the ‘mojito of Brazil’
Quindim: A coconut flavored Brazilian-style flan
Also check out this list of ono’licious Brazilian superfoods including the Acai Berry and Coconut Water.
For more information on Maui Wowi’s ono’licious smoothies, visit http://www.mauiwowi.com/Menu/All-Natural-Smoothies.