I’m sure you’ve seen a ton of stunning photos of acai bowls all over Instagram and Facebook and you wonder why they are so popular? It’s just a smoothie bowl right? Topped with fruits and granola and arranged beautifully. Well, yes. That’s true but until you have tried an acai bowl yourself, you will never understand.
I believe the reason why it’s so popular is, first – It is very healthy. (NOT the commercially available acai products have very low amounts of actual acai – I’m talking about the raw – less processed one) The acai fruit has long been known for its health benefits. In ancient Amazonian tribes, the acai fruit was known as a blessing due to its ability to cure ailments.
Other benefits include:
- Reduces cholesterol for a healthy heart
- High in fiber which aids digestion, weight loss, and helps balance blood sugar levels making the acai fruit good for diabetics.
- Good for your skin due to the high levels of oleic acids
- Acai improves the immune system, is a good agent against harmful organisms, and acts as an anti-aging agent, resulting from the high levels of antioxidants.
I can go on and on about the benefits. Read more about it here:
Second – as mentioned above – these bowls are so beautiful! Acai bowls aren’t just breakfast, it is so beautiful it could be a work of art. It looks so rich and natural and blends really well with whatever you put on top of it. You can add different colored fruits, such as strawberry, kiwi, blueberries, even flowers! Add some nuts or oats for crunch and texture. Sprinkle a bit of coconut flakes for that healthy fats. It is a great way to introduce more nutrients to your body.
Lastly, it is good business – Smoothie bowls are one of the hottest trends of 2018. And the demand is still rising. If you’re someone who is thinking of starting a business or already managing a café or restaurant, acai bowls are here to stay. Today’s generation is more health conscious than previous generations + with hectic on-the-go lifestyles, they are willing to pay more for healthier food choices. While these bowls are a bit pricey, it is a filling, nutritious breakfast that people say it is worth it.
Bottomline – Acai bowls are great for breakfast but can also be consumed any time of the day or during a hot summer day. A great alternative to ice cream and yogurt – acai bowl is just as sweet and delicious as an ice cream and great for people on the go.