Spring brings a renewed focus on healthy living—with good eating and exercising habits being key elements of a successful plan. With this in mind, March has been named National Nutrition Month–a time to start learning and thinking a bit more carefully about the kind of foods you put into your body. Yoga Body Shop is proud to offer a number of healthy choices—available for pick up or deliver—at the YBS Juice Lounge and Smoothie Bar located in Johnson City.
A fan favorite is the Acai Bowl. Say it with us—Ah-sigh-EE. Acai bowls are prepared from pureed acai berries—a superfood—and served as a smoothie in a bowl topped with fruit, nuts, seeds, granola and more. The acai berry is a grape-like fruit harvested from acai palm trees, native to the rainforests of South America. The berry is high in antioxidants that help neutralize free radicals—unstable atoms in the body that damage cells, causing illness and aging. Studies have also shown that acai berries could be linked to lower cholesterol levels, better brain function and decrease colon cancer cell growth due to the antioxidant content of the berry. Lastly, acai berries are reported to contain over 44% fiber, reducing cravings and appetite, aiding in weight loss.
In addition to acai berries, acai bowls often contain other fruits like strawberries, blueberries and bananas. These fruits are a great source of Vitamin C and manganese, both of which also act as antioxidants. They are also high in potassium, which helps regulate blood pressure levels and protects against other health conditions, like age-related bone loss and kidney stones.
A Tasty Choice
While the ingredients of an acai bowl offer health benefit, its strongest asset is definitely the taste. An acai bowl looks like ice cream, and almost tastes like ice cream. When you order an acai bowl, you will not only feel good about your snack choice, you will enjoy every bite—satisfying the strongest of sweets cravings.
Not sure about the acai berry, but love the idea of a smoothie bowl prepared with the freshest ingredients? The Yoga Body Shop Juice Lounge & Smoothie Bar has you covered. Check out our smoothie bowl menu here. Need a little inspiration? Check out the YBS Juice Lounge Facebook page. Each juice, smoothie and smoothie bowl are handcrafted with the finest ingredients—no dairy, no syrups—just delicious goodness! Order for pick up or delivery today!