Let’s start off by saying, Mother Nature (the baddest bishhhh) never ceases to amaze us with her abilities to produce beautiful, nourishing, nutrient rich foods…. Naturally. Once upon a time she provided us with only ORGANIC FOODS, purely from her natural abilities… and then along came science & greed of course, lol. The great news is, WE can choose what we consume and every day we are given the opportunity to nourish our bodies. Yay, for freedom! Now onto the emphasis, Acai.
Açai, pronounced (ahh-say-ee), is a delicious berry grown in Central/South America, Brazil & Peru. Said to be one of the worlds six super fruits. According to the 2010 ORAC scale (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity of Selected Foods), Acai berries rank HIGH. Rightfully so…. This low sugar super fruit contains many health-related benefits due to its vitamin/mineral content. The bitter (when naked, aka pure form) is an exceptional source of polyunsaturated fats (healthy fats) and dietary fiber. Yup, we know everyone needs fiber to regulate their bowel. It’s awkward but lets keep it real. Açaí also contains high levels of vitamin E, calcium, copper, potassium, magnesium, and niacin, when compared to other plant foods. If those vitamins and minerals weren’t convincing enough to up your intake here’s a few other bonuses! Açai berries also contain anti-inflammatory benefits, cholesterol lowering benefits, and anti-cancer benefits along with many other fruits and vegetables. Say it ain’t so?!?!?!
Let’s talk a little transparency before we dive into all the delicious deets on the Fruits & Roots super fruit bowls. The new craze phrase is “Acai bowls are so healthy!” …. Don’t be fooled, not all Acai is created equally. If your Acai is being scooped like a sorbet out of what looks like an ice cream container it is NOT PURE. Acai itself freezes solid in its natural state making it impossible to scoop. It is extremely bitter to taste when in pure frozen form. If it scoops, it’s filled…. WITH SUGAR, and most likely tapioca as a cheap filler. Combine that with an apple juice concentrate or sugar laden “juice” base, manufactured sugar laden granola, fruit, and honey to top and you’ve got something comparable to ice cream (or possibly worse) at that point. The fruits of Mother Nature are sweet enough to make an Acai or any super fruit bowl delicious.
What makes a Fruits & Roots Acai Bowl so bomb? Everything from the super fruit blend to the granola in the Fruits & Roots Acai bowls are entirely homemade, organic, and gluten-free. 100% ORGANIC. Yes, please! We use coconut water as our liquid base because it has a low GI (sugar) rank and is higher in nutrients compared to juices such as apple/orange juice! Coconut water, we love you for keeping us hydrated! Coconut Water’s reputation is gaining speed as Mother Nature’s energy drink! See ya later aritfically flavored “Sports Drink!” You know good ol’ Mother Nature definitely knows best! Buh-bye processed wannabes… Make way for the real deal. A transparent food evolution is making way, FINALLY.
Acai bowls are still a treat, no doubt, but ours are made with purity and love. No added sugars, no preservatives, no fillers, no food coloring. According to the USDA 2 cups of fruit should be consumed on the daily. What better way to get in your fruit, Pure Bowl please?!?!
If you are looking for something more macro balanced, our Protein Bowl adds either whey or plant based protein powder to make that happen. Thus, feeling fuller longer… because protein (that little slow poke) takes longer for your body to digest than carbs.
Make it lean and green, the Earth Bowl is an excellent “get your greens” Acai Bowl option with its addition of fresh mature spinach! Besides, the color is BEAUTIFUL.
FNR Pure Bowl Base — Pure Unsweetened Organic Acai, Coconut Water, Banana, Strawberry
FNR Pure Bowl Toppings — Organic Strawberry, Organic Blueberry, Organic Banana, Organic Hand Crafted Gluten Free Granola, Organic Sprouted Pumpkin Seed & Organic Coconut Sprinkles
FNR Earth Bowl Base — Pure Unsweetened Organic Acai, Organic Black Chia Seed, Organic Mature Spinach, Coconut Water, Banana, Strawberry
FNR Earth Bowl Toppings — Organic Strawberry, Organic Blueberry, Organic Banana, Organic Hand Crafted Gluten Free Granola, Organic Sprouted Pumpkin Seed & Organic Coconut Sprinkles
Authors: Sydney Spoon, RDN, LD & Patricia Kaytia