Food Trend Alert: Smoothie/Acai Bowls

If you're still drinking smoothies out of a glass, you're doing it wrong.

Smoothie bowls have been going viral across social media platforms and have been a major addition to menus across restaurants and juice bars nationwide due to its vibrant colors and overall aesthetic. It's the perfect healthy meal packed with nutrients that will keep you energized all day long. Starting in 2017, the food craze also known as an acai bowl – a mix of fruits or vegetables blended into a smoothie with your choice of toppings – has become everyone’s favorite breakfast meal or afternoon snack. Here’s 4 reasons you should consider implementing this fun twist into your typical meal.

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  1. More Possibilities with a Refreshing Presentation

Just like smoothies that are poured into a glass, smoothie bowls are also made up of blended fruits, vegetables, juices, or milks. However, in a bowl, smoothies can be made thicker and can include many delicious toppings.

  1. Healthy and Nutrient-dense

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, as it sets you up with the energy to make it through the entire day. Thus, smoothie bowls are the perfect way to keep you feel powered up to take on your classes or your work meetings. Packed with many fruit and vegetable combos, smoothie bowls are nutrient and protein-dense, especially if they contain ingredients like acai, kale, and nut butters.

  1. Fun and Customizable

Now that you have your smoothie in a bowl, it’s time to mix in the toppings. This is where you can really customize your bowl with creative combinations. You truly have the freedom to choose from endless possibilities with these bowls. I’ve included some of my favorite toppings below.

Smoothie Bowl Topping Ideas:

  • Granola
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Nuts or seeds
  • Coconut
  • Dark Chocolate Shavings
  • Chia Seeds
  1. Aesthetically Pleasing

You’ve most likely seen these bowls before across social media platforms. These picture-perfect bowls make for a great snap to send to your friends and followers. For the color-popping fiends, these bowls are vibrantly colored with toppings that can be layered to create visual masterpieces.