Acai Bowls have been taken the health world by storm over the past year with the discovery of the super superfood the acai berry from Brazil
The Acai berry has been hailed the ultimate of superfoods with a wide range of health benefits such as being extremely high in anthocyanins, a form of plant antioxidant associated with the ability to lower cholesterol levels in the blood stream. University studies have even shown its benefits in fighting harmful organisms and nutritionists support its abilities in helping with weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight.
It has also been highly linked to promoting healthy skin, good digestion, boosting immunity and energy. It also has anti-aging properties and as it boosts blood circulation it has been known to boost the sex drive especially in men.
Apart from making these delicious healthy treats at home the question is where can we find them in Montreal?
The Crudessence prides themselves on serving highly nutritious, organic and sustainably sourced food, with the majority of their menu being raw living cuisine. They are currently offering an acai bowl called the 'Antioxydant' along side their other smoothie bowls. The antioxydant is made up of acai, pineapple, strawberries, mango, almond milk and a second super berry, goji.
Venice restaurant pride themselves as a clean and healthy eatery, offering the acai bowl at its finest. The ingredients include banana, chai, noix de coco and granola.
JusPur are more renown for their raw organic juices that are readily available around town. However they also offer a wide selection of acai and smoothie bowls in the main location in Outremont.
Founded in 2011, Rejuice! consider themselves the Original Montreal Juice Company, and they even offer daily home delivery of their signature raw, organic cold-pressed juices in the Montreal area. Their Tropical Acai Bowl is a must, made up of acai berries, banana, pineapple, almond milk. Topped with banana, berries, goji Berries, shredded coconut, and gluten-free granola.