There are many food trends out there that are unwarranted (like food mashups — ahem, Cronuts), but when it comes to acai bowls — which feature the super superfood from Brazil — the buzz is 100 percent deserved. The acai berry has been heralded for an array of health benefits, but its strongest asset is definitely its taste. Acai is a delicious tropical fruit and when it comes served as a bowl it makes waking up a whole lot easier.
Acai bowls look like ice cream, almost taste like ice cream, and make you feel good about your breakfast choice. It’s what breakfast dreams are made of. An acai bowl is basically a really thick smoothie that’s been topped with oatmeal, fruit or peanut butter, and then you wolf it down with a spoon. For breakfast. After eating a bowl, you will not only feel happily full (for hours) and have satisfied a sweet craving (no need to cave for a donut), you’ll have also done something that was good for you. Win win.
In cosmopolitan areas, acai bowls can be found at most local juice or smoothie spots, but for those of you who don’t live near a Liquiteria you will have to brave the process of making one at home. To be clear: this is not the quickest and easiest of breakfasts (at first). Also, it is not a cheap breakfast (since it comes all the way from Brazil). But, it is completely worth the effort. Try it and you’ll see.