Incorporating superfoods into your diet has never been easier or more delicious. We think you’ll love how well-balanced the textures and flavors are in our açaí bowls. Our organic açaí base is topped by a banana to balance its earthiness with sweetness in every bowl.
In addition to choosing acai as the base for any of the below signature bowl items, you can also build your own custom acai bowl creation with your choice of granola, fruits, and other fresh, delicious toppings.
granola, banana, strawberry, nutella, peanut butter, coconut flakes
granola, strawberry, blueberry, mango, apple, honey
vanilla whey protein powder, granola, mango, blueberry, strawberry, peanut butter, honey
granola, banana, strawberry, blueberry, honey, peanut butter, cacao nibs
granola, strawberry, pineapple, kiwi, nutella, peanut butter, honey, coconut flakes
granola, strawberry, blueberry, pineapple, honey, coconut flakes
granola, banana, mango, pineapple, kiwi, honey, coconut flakes
chocolate whey protein powder, granola, banana, peanut butter
chocolate whey protein powder, granola, strawberry, banana, nutella, peanut butter, cacao nibs
The açaí fruit is native to the Amazon region. The skin is a purple hue while the meat inside is actually yellow. Açaí can be found on an acai palm tree among the rainforest. Just like an olive or pomegranate seed, the açaí fruit has a seed in the middle which is why it is not considered a berry.
In order to be edible, the açaí fruit has to be soaked in water for a while to soften the outer skin, and is then pureed into a saucy consistency. The taste is somewhat similar to a blackberry.
Açaí is very well-known for its health-boosting properties, which is why it has become so popular and is exported around the world. It is rich in Vitamin A, which is beneficial to sight and skin. It has a good amount of calcium and many other minerals, like Zinc and Manganese.
Anthocyanins, the same compound that gives açaí and many other dark blue and purple foods their color, also gives it the antioxidant properties it has. Anthocyanins are also generally known to lower the levels of bad cholesterol. Another benefit açaí has been found to have is a negative effect on the formation and spread of cancer cells.
As if all that weren’t enough, açaí may also have a positive effect on brain function due to its antioxidant properties that can protect our brain cells from oxidation. Studies performed on lab rats showed that açaí stimulated the toxin sweep that the brain performs to stay sharp.
Gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free options are available, so check out your local Frutta Bowls location and try a bowl today!