Last weekend I decided that going forward, I’d like to try one local healthy restaurant here in Austin each week. After checking out a photo that my nutritionist posted on Instagram, I knew that my first selection would be Blenders and Bowls.
Blenders and Bowls started out as a mobile food truck in Austin, Texas. They recently opened a shop on 4th street downtown which I have to imagine will be an awesome location during SXSW.
Blenders and Bowls sells smoothies and “acai bowls”. To be honest I had never heard of an acai bowl before my nutritionist mentioned it on her blog. I always thought of acai as a powder like what I put in my green superfood smoothies.
So I took a book Linda gave me to read and headed downtown. Upon entering the Blenders and Bowls shop, I was greeted and looked at the menu (pic below). I decided on the OG which is the basic acai bowl. Honestly I had absolutely no idea what this acai bowl would taste like.
The server made the acai bowl which included: acai, strawberry, banana and honey (I went light on the honey). The small size was $7.
I grabbed a seat (they have about 6 tables) and just went for it! I have to say that I enjoyed it very much – has a taste that is similar to a very creamy soft serve ice cream. I am sure it is a perfect treat for a summer day. Honestly with this acai bowl tasting so good, I wonder why anyone eats ice cream!
I sat in the Blenders and Bowls shop for about an hour reading the book and there was a nice flow of foot traffic.
I think it would be great if they offered a smaller size as the small was huge – very similar to a large sundae at an ice cream shop. I also imagine a smaller size might get more people to try it.
I am very glad I gave this acai bowl a try. I have no idea if it should be considered a treat or if it can be a regular addition to the lineup but I enjoyed every spoonful and will definitely be going back to Blenders and Bowls!