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Hot Right Now: Acai Bowls

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Hot Right Now: Acai Bowls
    written by
    Nelly Ezz
    Via Lexiscleankitchen

    The acai bowl is a famous food trend that’s appeared on the global food scene several times, but is it really worth trying? Starting in 2017, a food craze known as an Acai bowl – acai berry blended into a smoothie with your choice of toppings – has become a go-to healthy item that yogis, health enthusiasts and athletes love. The funny thing is, some people may think that Acai Bowls are the item’s name, just like burritos or tacos. However, Acai bowls typically consist of a thick smoothie made of acai berries, which is only the bowl’s base. The bowl can include any variety of fruits like bananas, strawberries, blueberries, coconut shavings, seeds, and granola, which are all very healthy.

    So, what is this famous Acai berry that made global headlines? The berry itself is marketed as a ‘superfruit’, meaning it’s supposed to contain substantial health benefits. It is loaded with antioxidants, fibre, and even some healthy fats. Native to tropical South and Central America, acai palms are common along the Amazon River. Subsequently, this colourful food trend was originally created in Brazil and then went to start the worldwide buzz it did. Being both delicious and healthy – Its vibrant colours and pleasing aesthetic has caused this food trend to be a massive hit on social media apps, and restaurants in Cairo are now falling in line. Popular local healthy brands like Self, Lychee, Sincerely V, and Lyfe may offer this item seasonally, so stay up to date with their social media accounts, especially during summer. If you’re curious to give this healthy item a try right now, you can check out those three options: 

    Be Good To You 

    Located in Katameya Heights Compound in New Cairo, BGTY has created quite the buzz with gym-goers in the neighbouring areas. BGTY has become the ultimate go-to healthy food venue in all of Katameya Heights, offering a wide variety of gluten-free, sugar-free, and low-calorie items. Among their distinctive selection, you can find the Acai Smoothie Bowl for only 90 LE before services and taxes. The bowl features acai, banana, strawberry, almond milk, raw honey, housemade granola, seasonal fruits, chia and flax seeds. 

    Keki

    This Japanese Bakery and Speciality Coffee house recently decided to go up a notch by adding breakfast and brunch items to their menu. Even though their baked goods have various Japanese items, the new menu features Shakshouka, grilled cheese, salads and more. Amid all their delicious items, you can find the Acai Bowl for 140 LE, featuring a puree of Acai berries, banana, almond milk topped granola, seasonal fruits and coconut flakes.

    Gourmet

    If you want to get creative with your own toppings and add-ons, Gourmet Egypt has given us all the choice by offering Organic Acai Sorbet tubs in their frozen goods section. 380gm of pure goodness to enjoy anytime for 195 LE, which is also dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan friendly. You can order it through their website or phone application – or call 19339 for more information.

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