Enjoy the delicious health benefits of this superfood by celebrating National Acai Bowl Day!
History of National Acai Bowl Day
Originating in the country of Brazil, the acai (also spelled as açaí or assaí, and pronounced ah-sigh-EE) bowl is made from the acai berry as well as a few other ingredients based on preference. Acai berries are considered to be a superfood that have been used by tribes of the Amazon rainforest for thousands of years! But they’ve only recently come into popular use in other places throughout the world.
For many people, acai bowls might feel like a very recent creation, but they have actually been around for approximately 40 years. These bowls got their start in the US in the 1980s when a Brazilian family who ran jiu jitsu gyms, the Gracie family, began serving them. As the fitness boom continued to grow, the deliciousness and power-packed punch of acai bowls grew in popularity as well.
In the 1990s, after three friends returned to California following a trip to Brazil, they founded a company together to share what they had learned. Sambazon is dedicated to making foods and beverages based around their new favorite superfood: acai berries.
National Acai Bowl Day got its start in 2013 when Sambazon decided it wanted to raise more awareness about the delicious and healthy attributes of this amazing superfood. So National Acai Bowl Day was established to offer more people the opportunity to learn about and enjoy health benefits by adding an acai bowl to their diet on a regular basis.
How to Celebrate National Acai Bowl Day
Celebrating National Acai Bowl Day comes with a few simple and easy ways to enjoy the day, including some of these ideas:
Enjoy an Acai Bowl
For those who have never tried one, what could be a better day to start on a new health adventure than on National Acai Bowl Day?! This simple food is easy to build and enjoy, whether purchased at a health food bar or restaurant, or assembled at home. Over the past decade or so, acai bowl restaurants and bars have popped up in various spots. They can also often be ordered at smoothie bars or natural food stores that have prepared foods sections.
Make Your Own Acai Bowl
One delicious way to celebrate National Acai Bowl Day is to start making the acai bowl a part of your regular diet. It makes a great breakfast or lunch. Include not only acai berries but also other fresh fruits like strawberries, bananas and blueberries. Add some yogurt, granola, chia seeds and nuts and enjoy!
Learn Health Benefits of Acai Bowls
National Acai Bowl Day is an ideal time to get more educated about the reasons why the acai bowl is such a healthful addition to any diet. Consider some of these healthy traits of the acai bowl:
Loaded with antioxidants
Clean up those toxins with the antioxidants in these acai berries.
Acai berries may help to reduce aging in the brain cells that minimizes function.
Rich in nutrients
Acai bowls contain all sorts of healthful nutrients such as fiber, vitamin C, potassium, manganese and more.