Delicious goodness in a bowl, good for both you and your Instagram feed.
If you’re all ready to switch things up for a healthier way of life, the easiest way is to start off with something sweet. Açai bowls are perfect because they have all the goodness in an easy-to-carry bowl that tastes as good as it looks.
Açaí, a superfood that hails all the way from Brazil is basically thick smoothie in a bowl or glass. It is the true happy ‘meal’ with its colourful layering of fruits and organics mostly made for breakfast or opted for as a snack. On top of that, unlike your average toasted bread and sunny side up dishes to fuel your stomach the morning after, this superfood is refreshing and is rich in antioxidants.
Here we have for you five spots around KL to get your dose of açaí bowls. And if driving out to get it is too much trouble, simply make some at home.
Goodness Greens Cafe
Founded by the people behind cold press juice – La Juiceria – Goodness Greens Cafe is known for their Pittaya Bowl that comes with red dragon fruit, coconut oil, granola’s strawberries, bee pollen and chia seeds; while the Açaí Berry Bowl sees Açaí berries from Brazil, cacao nibs, shredded coconut, maple syrup and bananas.
Located at Solaris Mont Kiara, Açaí Lab serves a variety of fresh açaí bowls. Choose from the Rio bowl, Muscle Up bowl, Harimau Malaysia bowl, Pineapple Break smoothie and Açaí Cooler Smoothies, the selection of these superbowls are perfect for those who seek a local flavour with heavy use of local tropical fruits.
Making its way from Singapore to d7 at Sentul East, late last year, if you haven’t already heard about Hic Juice, you might just want to check them out. Mostly known for their raw, vegan cold pressed juices that will leave you feeling refreshed with 50 different flavours, they also offer freshly made smoothie bowls rich with the goodness and tastiness of berries to juices, topped with the superfood, açai.
Cabana Açaí Bar
Literally occupying a cozy cabana corner on the Upper Ground floor of Publika, don’t underestimate this unassuming fruit and health bar as it allows you to customise your bowl of açaí with all kinds of toppings and fruits. Wether you like goji berries, dragonfruit, kiwi, mango or all of it combined, they have it all. Another smoothie you would want to try, this time not in a bowl, is the Peanut Butter and Jelly Piña Colada that is freshly pureed upon order. Yum.
Situated at Pavilion KL, Ola Bowls is another cafe offering a wide selection of Açaí bowls. From Super Dooper, King of Greens, Tropical Passion, Nutty Crunchy, O’ Time Favourite and Peanut Trouble alongside their cold press juices, they know exactly the way to satisfy our smoothie cravings.
Images: Courtesy of Shutterstock and Cabana Açaí Bar