Bowls? They’re a big deal in the food world, and the reasons are varied. Sometimes, just one ingredient on its own doesn’t have much appeal but toss some together and suddenly you’ve got a vibrant, varied potpourri that looks (and tastes) delicious.
While many bowls that you might see focus on lunch or dinner type of entrees—noodles plus protein, for example—there are plenty of options to start your day and to have a filling midday meal or snack, too, that don’t involve a starch or a meat. Take, for example, a crazy-good-for-you acai bowl.
Acai is a fruit that’s native to South America; while it’s intense in its dose of antioxidants and other vitamins, it doesn’t store well on shelves, which is why you won’t find it fresh. Instead acai is powdered or pureed, and then added to smoothies, drinks, and, of course, bowls. How can you max out your acai bowl’s healthfulness? This graphic offers some ideas.