A AI ADDICTION
THIS EARTH DAY, THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON THE KING OF BERRIES AND THE STAR OF MIAMI’S MUST-TRY A AI BOWLS.
This Earth Day, the spotlight is on the king of berries and the stars of Miami’s must-try açai bowls.
If you have yet to taste the mouthwatering Brazilian superfood açai, you’re in for a treat. Turned into a meal, the berries have become a Miami delicacy: a thick smoothie, topped with anything from oatmeal to granola to seasonal fruit, and ready to be eaten by the spoonful.
Anytime EDM sensation Steve Aoki is in the 305, he makes sure to stop by his family’s juice bar for liquid fuel, like the pure Brazilian açai bowl, with your daily serving of blueberries, strawberries, and banana. 95 SW Eighth St., Miami, 305-3734630; bluetreejuice.com
HIDDEN GEM: CARROT EXPRESS
Since 1994, Carrot Express has been paving the healthy way in Miami with wholesome foods that don’t skimp on flavor. Exhibit A: roasted granola topped açai. 1755 Alton Road, Miami Beach, 305-535-1379; thecarrotexpress.com
SILVER BULLET: DIRT
Tart, juicy mango, half a Bulletproof Ball (made with plant protein and cacao), and chia seeds set Dirt’s açai bowl apart from the rest. 232 Fifth St., Miami Beach, 305-7638548; dirteatclean.com
A AI A DAY: JUCY LU
Apple juice is the secret sweet ingredient in Jucy Lu’s bowl, made with house nut milk and packing all the usual suspects. 2621 NW Second Ave., Miami, 786-536-2575; jucylu.com
INCREDIBLE HULK: JUGOFRESH
For an açai bowl on steroids, try either the banana, kale, and spirulina-packed Verde or the Unbelievabowl, a mouthful of raspberry, avocado, tocotrienol vitamin E powder, almond milk, raw and manuka honey, cinnamon buckwheat granola, mulberry, blueberry, blackberry, kiwi, and hemp seed. 222 NW 26th St., Miami, 786-472-2552; jugofresh.com
HAVE IT YOUR WAY: JUICENSE
How many açai combinations can you concoct? Find out with Juicense’s customizable power bowls, which let you change your berry blend daily. 2992 Mcfarlane Road, Miami, 786-409-2371; juicense.com
POST-YOGA: LOVE LIFE WELLNESS CENTER
Yogis gather at this wellness center for its myriad classes and its all-vegan organic café. What’s better than hot yin followed by shavasana? An unsweetened açai bowl finished with goji berries. Namaste. 584 NW 27th St., Miami, 305-456-4148; lovelifewellnesscenter.com
Jugofresh’s Sunset Harbor açai bowl, with Brazil nut crumble, banana, raw honey, seasonal fruit, coconut flakes, and cacao nibs.