5 Superfood Smoothie Bowls To Try This Summer
1/5 Acai Now
This Brazilian brand has taken over Instagram feeds with their photogenic acai bowls, the most popular being the Starry Fantasy—a gorgeous, galaxy-inspired swirl of pink and blue thanks to the superfood berries and butterfly pea, respectively. Other ingredients include coconut milk, blueberries, protein powder and cashew nuts, and you can also have their acai in the form of ice cream cones instead of in a bowl.
Acai Now, Shop 5A, UG/F, Cheung Fai Building, 45-47 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong; +852 9189 0927
Packed with more superfoods than you can pronounce, the smoothie bowls at Supabowl are especially popular on Instagram. Make your own bowl, or go for the crowd favourite Cocobowl as it comes in a freshly husked coconut shell that you can either keep as decoration (after scooping the meat out) or boil in soup (without the shell).
Topped with strawberries, banana, blueberries, coconut flakes, kiwi and more, be sure to ask for a drizzle of their homemade almond butter for a shot of natural, good-for-you protein. Almond butter is a good source of healthy monounsaturated fats, vitamin E and magnesium, which boosts heart health by promoting the blow of blood, oxygen, and nutrients. It also keeps your blood sugar stable so you can avoid that mid-afternoon crash.
Supabowl, Shop A1, 5 Swatow Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, supabowlhk.com
3/5 Be-Juiced + Bar
A long-time favourite for Hong Kong smoothie bowl lovers, Be-Juiced offers acai bowls on the icier side made with frozen acai pulp, fresh banana and apple juice. Choose from a variety of toppings such as bee pollen, goji berries, chia seeds, cashew nuts, hemp seeds and more, in addition to fresh fruit.
Acai berries come from the Amazon rainforest and are loaded with antioxidants—even more than their berry counterparts: blueberries and cranberries. Other benefits include increased energy, immunity, mental function and libido—so get ready to burn some extra calories.
Be-Juiced + Bar, 45 Peel St, Central, Hong Kong, bejuiced-hk.com
4/5 Infiniti C By October
This blue-themed gluten-free cafe is staying on brand with their blue acai bowl, which gets its luminescent shade from spirulina. The cool treat is stopped with fresh kiwi, strawberries, dragon fruit and blueberries as well as a smattering of toasted coconut.
Infiniti C by October, Shop A, G/F, Western Street 38 King's Hill, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong; +852 2468 2848
5/5 Elephant Grounds
A regular haunt for breakfast and brunch hunters, Elephant Grounds' smoothie bowls make a light alternative to their heartier selections. The acai bowl features house-made blueberry yoghurt, granola, banana, strawberry, blueberries, almonds and coconut flakes.
Elephant Grounds, various locations