Oh how I wish that were true!
After my trip to Oahu, I would have been set with good health for the entire year of 2013.
See, while there, I discovered the acai bowl – a delicious and refreshing take on breakfast, or shared snack — full of fruit, and honey, and granola. I’m not going to say I had one every day… but I might have come close!
Look at that beauty!
Acai bowls are not the cheapest item on the menus at cafes in Waikiki, but while waiting in line behind someone who was getting the recipe for the acai bowl, I was sold. The cashier at Island Vintage Coffee explained the acai bowl was made by using frozen acai paste blended with frozen strawberries (I think) and a dash of soy milk. That thick, thick smoothie like mixture is then topped with sliced banana, strawberry and blueberries, crisp granola and local Hawaiian honey.
Done. Sold. I’ll have one, and I’ll have that with ONE spoon, too. Who wants to share that goodness?!
You might have heard about Acai before as being this miracle fruit full of antioxidants and whatnot. While it is healthy, my reading is showing that it doesn’t have more antioxidants than other fruits, like grapes, and it, on its own, does not promote weight loss. Thank you multi-level marketing for that one.
But, they make great acai bowls that’s for sure. If I could get my hands on some [affordable] acai powder or paste, I would be making these every day.
Have you had an acai bowl? Did you love it as much as me?