Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Thrive Acai Bowls & Smoothies

I recently went to what could possibly be one of my new "snack" places ... Thrive Acai Bowls & Smoothies!

So before I go into information about the local hangout, here's a little bit more about the actual acai berry - it's a purplish fruit from the acai tree that's native to Central & South America. It's growingly popular due to its antioxidant qualities and although scientists are still working on proving it, it's thought to be a "superfood", one that's beneficial in weight loss & overall good health.

When I first walked into Thrive, I had absolutely NO idea what I was in for but let me tell you - I was pleasantly surprised! Thrive has found a way to transform this rather tasteless berry (in my opinion) into a tasty concoction. Their menu is divided into two parts: acai bowls and smoothies & shakes.

Here's a list of bowls that they offer (image taken from their website):

And a look at their smoothies & shakes (image taken from their website):

I had gone there with a group of friends and we all enjoyed different things - some of us tried the bowls & others got the shakes ...

Here's a look at the Blackberry Acai Bowl that I ordered: 

This was the smallest size that they offer ... You can tell from the picture that it was still fairly large in size! It was layered with the blend on the bottom, topped with granola, and fresh fruit! I'd say that my favorite part was the blend & the fresh fruit ... probably could have done without the granola, which is completely a personal preference so next time, I'll probably go ahead and try one of the smoothies instead to see how it stacks up!

I'm excited to have found a new place to go to that I really enjoyed ... Instead of asking friends to meet me at Starbucks for a cup of coffee, I'll probably venture out and ask if they're interested in trying something new and go here!

Just for your reference, here's a look at their entire website:

Do you have a place like Thrive in your home town?