Food trends come and go – cronuts, cupcakes, bacon everything – and many that add inches to our waistlines and little more in the grand culinary scheme. Then there are açaí bowls, made from tropical berries jam-packed with health benefits. In the U.S., açaí berries come as a frozen puree, rather than the whole fruit. When made into a thick-smoothie format and bowled like an ice cream sundae, it's a healthy and delicious breakfast choice or anytime snack. Top with fixings to your heart's content, and enjoy. Here are the trend-setting, health-conscious eateries to get 'em.Read More
Super Bowls: Where to Find Açaí-Packed Breakfasts
The delicious, nutritious way to start your day is scattered around Denver.
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Denver's first cafe dedicated to açaí super fruit features a wide variety of clever takes on the breakfast in a bowl. Some of the highlights include the Summit Seeker with chia seed, golden flax seed, soy milk and topped with berries, granola and honey. The Sweet Tooth bowl includes cocoa.
Honor Society Handcrafted Eatery
In step with the new fast-fancy trend, Honor Society starts the day right with a healthful option alongside some of the more indulgent breakfast items. The açaí bowl – served all day – starts with housemade açaí blend topped with granola, strawberries, blueberries, banana, goji berries, organic coconut shavings, and locally sourced honey.
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This Highland's popular brunch hangout is the perfect place to try an açaí bowl. Here, the antioxidant-packed bowl is topped with house-made granola, toasted coconut, bananas, strawberries, and blueberries.
Vitality Bowls Superfood Café
Specializing in the nutritional powerhouse made from a thick blend of the Amazon's antioxidant-rich açaí, Vitality Bowls in Cherry Creek packs a punch with taste and nutrition all in one. Try one of the sweet or savory varieties alongside a fresh juice or smoothie.
Amidst Etai’s fresh artisan breads and baked goods, salads, sandwiches, full-service coffee and fresh juice bar, health-conscious but hungry visitors can get in on the açaí trend with the bowl of Brazilian açaí, bleded fruit, Udi's original granola, fresh fruit, a dollop of greek yogurt and mint.
If fitness and food are two of your passions, you're in the right place at Cafe Velo when you find yourself in Colorado Springs. Two sizes of açaí bowls are available for both breakfast and lunch. The puree is made with guarana, fresh banana, blueberry, soy, and apple juice and topped with strawberries and granola or hemp seeds.
Nekter Juice Bar
The Popeye açaí bowl at this Greenwood Village spot comes with a combination of savory and sweet, with banana, spinach, house-made vanilla cashew milk and agave nectar spice.
A little ways out of town, find new-to-the-scene GoodBird Kitchen, where they serve up "the next big hipster food."
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