Acai Berry Bowls: Is This A Trend That Needs To End?
Acai Berry Bowls Are Not What You Think
You know that saying, ‘everything is not always as it seems.’ Well, as bizarre as a comparison that might be…It is pretty true when it comes to many of these smoothie bowl foodie fads. Often, we’re too quick to jump onto the ‘health’ bandwagon because we’re constantly told that something is really ‘healthy’ for you.
However, too much of anything is never good for you. Usually when an ingredient becomes commercialised due to increased popularity, the goodness and nutritious qualities of these ingredients become watered down. Have you ever tasted an acai berry bowl? If you have, then you’d agree with me in saying that they are deliciously sweet, and that it’s almost crazy to think they’re healthy. Hmm. That’s when the lightbulb should start to switch on.
Raw Acai berry powder itself is not actually sweet. It has a faint berry taste that is a little sour to the tongue. Yet, when you indulge in these bowls there are little signs of them being sour.
Your Tummy Starts To Grumble
It’s not that these ingredients are bad for you. However, they’re not really paired in the best way and won’t fill you up for long. Additionally, the combination of high-sugar foods will cause your blood sugar levels to spike. This will most likely leave you feeling really hungry not long after eating the acai berry bowl.
A Smoothie Sugar Bomb
Eat Em’ Or Skip Em?’
As I said, acai berry powder is in fact really good for you, However, what I’d recommend is that you prepare your own bowl rather than ordering one from a restaurant, unless you are clear about how they prepare the bowl. The best thing to do is to purchase a natural, unsweetened acai berry powder and add it to your normal smoothie in a blender. Be sure to keep your fruit portion sizes mindful to keep an eye on your sugar consumption.