Here’s something you may not know about açai bowls: they’re not actually, that healthy. In fact, the only thing they’re helping with is some unwanted caloric intake. Açai bowls are full of fruit, fruit is full of sugar—
A single açai bowl can boast a whopping 50g of sugar (about, 12 packets of sugar) per bowl. Yes, you can have too much of a good thing.
Crafted with more sugar than you need in a day and a hefty price tag. You may be tempted to write it off as another health food gimmick, and while it may not be that healthy açai berry bowls are relevant.
When açai bowls went viral they accomplished something. They changed the way we think about healthy foods. Here’s two ways açai bowls helped us out:
- Magazine worthy home cooked meals. Açai berry bowls offered us holistic and simple healthy meal option. Literally a rainbow of sweet creamy açai and juicy fruit. It’s aesthetically pleasing and yummy (just not that great for your new health goals.)
Here’s a tip: Skip the frozen fruits to create your creamy base. Instead freeze cubes of almond or oat milk overnight. Blend with our BOBYCOMPLETERX, Carmel Frappe Meal Replacement Protein Powder or our yummy chocolate flavor. Top with a healthy variety of nuts and fruits in recommended serving sizes. Yum!
- Eating superfoods is an everyday staple now. We wouldn’t consider superfoods before without wrinkling our noses up at them. Now, we’re making protein and smoothie bowls with them.
While, we can’t thank açai berry bowls for single-handily bringing any of this about. We can thank them for being totted across Instagram enough; that ‘super foods’ have been normalized enough for us to consider that eating them could be well, delicious.
As for açai berry bowls, It just turns out, it couldn’t live up to its Instagram fame. They served a purpose, though. That, in itself is also a lesson: be careful what you consider healthy. Do your research and stay on track with your health goals.
---Klarrisa Arafa, BCRX Content Writer