I finally discovered Acai Bowls…

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& they’ve changed my life. 

What I’m about to tell you may come as a bit of a shock. In fact, you might want to sit down…

Okay, here’s goes:

I am actually addicted to fruits & vegetables.

Told you it would be shocking. No, my diet doesn’t exclusively consist of deep fried desserts. I really do love fruits & veggies & it’s actually extremely difficult for me to find a vegetable that I don’t love. Crazy, I know.

Now, I’ve heard about these acai bowls for awhile now… The healthy breakfast craze taking over every hipster hood in Southern California. But I never got into them because I just didn’t see the need to spend 10 dollars on what it appears to be a glorified smoothie parfait thing.

Mark my words. These bowls make smoothies look like cups of milk. You have an acai base (basically an extra thick smoothie) which is then topped with fruit, nuts, granola, coconut, chocolate, you name it. If you can think it, you can add it. My personal preference is almond butter. I never, ever thought almond butter would be good in a fruit smoothie, but it’s actually on another level of delicious-ness. I have yet to attempt making these heavenly creations at home simply because I’m lazy. Plus, the girl at the juice store does such a good job… I would never want to insult her. But you can buy acai berries at the store, even though they are native to Brazil. In America, they’re sold in bags in the frozen section. Nearby to the ice cream, but not too near that you’re tempted to splurge on some chocolate chip cookie dough. (Totally OK if you do, though).

My favorite juice spot in LA is Kreation, but I don’t shy away from any shop that knows how to properly prepare an acai bowl. The best thing about these suckers is that you get what you pay for. It’s so filling & satisfying & it’s healthy, which is actually important for me.

… I gotta balance out the donuts somehow, ya know?

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