Sunday, October 23, 2011

Zero Waste Açaí Bowls!

Açaí bowls are addicting! Açaí, pronounced “Ah-Sigh-EE” is berry which is only found in the Amazon rainforest. Acai berry is full of omega fats, amino acids, electrolytes, antioxidants, protein and vitamins A, B1 and E. An acai bowl refers to a bowl with lots of seasonal fresh fruit, coconut, granola and a smoothie of blended acai in a bowl.  Delicious!!

When I moved here I was introduced to the Acai Bowl and now my family and I are always on a the look out for them. Most places use styrofoam cups to serve them in.  Not eco-friendly and my girls usually don't finish the whole bowl. I always keep a set of Nesting Containers in my bag. One day I asked an employee at SD Blenders to make our Acai bowl in one of my nesting containers. They were happy to oblige. Now, when we are getting acai bowls I always bring 3 medium sized OM Goods containers with me (along with spoons and cloth napkins). Guilt-free, nothing to throw out. My family and I are on a mission to try all the places that make acai bowls in San Diego. Maybe I'll do a comparison chart on which one is my fav!

1 comment:

Mantis Hugo said...

It is good to learn that the fruit parts (specially the peels) we earlier thought are useless are actually edible and beneficial for health. It means that Acai Berry Juice is not as beneficial for health as the whole Acai fruit itself.