Complete abstinence from sweet treats is a blasphemy. We are all-too familiar with the “I will not give in to my sweet tooth anymore!” – only to subconsciously reach for some chocolates within the next hour.
Fortunately, with the introduction of superfoods (the likes of Acai (ah-sah-ee) berry) into the realm of food, our lives are now healthier and sweeter. With the inclusion of acai bowls and smoothies into our everyday meals today, you can now enjoy a sinfully-sweet indulgence without fretting about the calories.
Here are 8 best acai bowls and smoothiess in Singapore for a sweet but completely guilt-free treat!
1. Project Acai
As one of the pioneers of the superfood scene in Singapore, Project Acai is dedicated to serving superfood bowls and smoothies.
Their acai bowls typically come in three sizes, with prices ranging from $6.80 to $14.50.
If you intend to go all out on the healthy path, grab their signature Original Flower Bowl. It features their signature acai base which is generously topped with nutrient-packed ingredients such as chia seeds, bee pollen and goji berries.
In addition, Project Acai serves up a variety of Acai smoothies if you happen to be short on time and need a drink on the go.
You can even purchase their exclusive Organic Freeze-dried Acai powder or Sambazon Superfruit Packs to blend your own smoothie or make an acai bowl at home!
Address: 27 Lor Liput, Holland Village, Singapore 277738
Opening hours: Daily, 11.30am – 10pm
2. Haakon Superfoods & Juice
The Scandinavians are notable for their clean eating habits and Haakon Superfoods & Juice attempts to bring this culture across the vast oceans to our small Singapore island.
Here is where you can find Scandi-inspired acai bowls and superfood smoothies!
For an immunity boosting superbowl, you should absolutely order up their vibrant Pink Pitaya & Chia Bowl.
With the Pitaya superfood as the main star of the show, it is blended with chia seed parfait for that lighter smoothie texture. Finally, it is topped with passion fruit and granola so that you can indulge in this delicious bowl of healthy goodness, guilt-free!
3. Absolute Acai
Another dedicated Acai cafe partaking in the quest to deliver healthy eating is Absolute Acai.
Strategically located within the Central Business District, Absolutely Acai caters to working executives who need a quick and healthy grab and go during lunchtime.
For an acai and fruit-infused power bowl, order The Brazilian Bowl, which is available in three size; Small ($5.90), Medium (S7.90) and Large ($11.90).
It comprises of Absolute’s signature acai blend that is made up of 100% pure organic acai, apples, blueberries and other fruits. It’s topped off with bananas, granola and a drizzle of honey for that added crunch and sweetness!
If you are the slightly picky-eater, Absolute Acai also has the option of customising your own Acai bowl. Starting from just $4.90, you can choose from their selection of dry, fruit and superfood toppings to pair with their acai blend.
4. Seed and Soil
If you are rushing for time, Seed and Soil is your one-stop solution for a quick grab and go.
This healthy joint offers cold pressed juice for an instant healthy fix. Likewise, you can “upgrade” your juice into a meal by combining it with other whole fruits and superfoods such as chia seeds and goji berry.
Their signature Superfood Sprinkle Acai Bowl will certainly pack a nutritional punch to your diet.
Consisting of Seed and Soil’s homemade Rawnola (Oats, Dates & Coconut) blended with pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, goji berry and other protein and omega-3 rich ingredients, this is certainly one powerful smoothie bowl.
5. A Poke Theory
A Poke Theory has been stirring up some waves in the food scene with their poke bowl creations. However, their smoothie bowls have recently been creating a quiet stir as well!
Their superfood smoothie bowls are suitable for either breakfast or as a dessert. Either way, they will no doubt a punch in taste and nourishment for your body.
For a BERRY healthy bowl, you should definitely go for their Blackberry Binge. Their smooth creamy base is made up of bananas, blackberries, raspberries and soy milk. Topped with blueberries, pomegranate, quinoa puffs and roasted cashew, you will want to get this the next time your sweet cravings kicks in!
Moreover, all of their smoothie bowls are affordably priced at $6, which definitely beats a pint of ice cream anytime.
A Poke Theory
Address: 27 Boon Tat Street, Singapore 069623
Opening hours: Mon to Fri 11am – 6pm; Sat 10am – 4pm (Closed on Sun)
6. Super Loco
Though Mexican fare is the primary cuisine here at Super Loco, their brunch menu certainly takes the #eatclean movement very seriously.
If you are a die-hard acai fan but tired of the typical smoothie bowls, then Super Loco has got you covered.
Start your day on a clean and healthy note with Super Loco’s Acai Super Bowl.
It comprises of creamy acai smoothie dressed with chia seeds, mango chunks, blueberries, quinoa and crunchy bits of granola. Sprinkled with coconut for a delectable finishing touch, it is almost as if you are having gelato itself – but without the calories of course.
7. Park Bench Deli
Park Bench Deli might be known for their bursting-with-meat sandwiches but they have recently expanded their menu to include a healthy dose of acai!
With their promising over-the-top sandwiches, you can definitely expect no less from their acai bowl as well.
Advertised as a smoothie, Park Bench Deli’s Acai Bowl is more of a meal with only one standard size at $10.
They boast acai from Sambazon – the supposed main brand that specialises in this organic fruit. Their bowls are generously topped with healthy ingredients such as as fresh fruits, coconut flakes and chia seeds.
With the presence of almond and honey granola, this will no doubt give that added crunchy and sweet kick.
8. An Acai Affair
The latest kid on the block is none other than An Acai Affair!
Located in the east, An Acai Affair is set to revoluntionalise the #eatclean trend with their delectable acai bowls and fruit smoothies.
Unlike the rest of the stores, An Acai Affair focuses SOLELY on using acai in their smoothie bowls.
Their Signature Acai Bowl – Tropical Coconut Bowl no doubt stands out from the other specialty stores with the use of an actual coconut husk as a bowl. Despite the relatively small portion due to the coconut husk, expect generous toppings of fruits the likes of pineapple, kiwi, blueberry as well as granola and even wolfberries.
These delectable acai bowls and smoothies show that sweet treats are not all about weight-inducing and artery-choking desserts.
Not only do these healthy acai bowls pack a powerhouse of nutritional value, but they also offer an equally luscious and sweet flavour as well! So the next time you feel a strong food craving for something sweet, head down to these spots for some delicious acai bowls and smoothies.
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