The Acai Bowl – Delicious & Healthy
As delicious as breakfast from a greasy spoon diner can be, the after-effects can trigger regret fast enough. You may spend the rest of the day feeling heavy, sluggish, sleepy, or even mild discomfort and indigestion. Let’s face it. Fried foods may taste good. Ok, amazing. Incredible! However, we pay the price for indulging in garbage. Especially in the long term.
Foods like this often make us feel worse. And over time, they can put a serious toll on our health. So if you’re a health-conscious person, you might be interested in a power-packed acai bowl. Do you want the REAL breakfast of champions? Something that will give you all the energy you need to take on the day? A light but filling mid-day snack? An acai bowl from Pola Poke can be your secret weapon.
A Power-Packed Berry Baddass
Pronounced Ah-sigh-ee, this deep purple-colored berry is indigenous to the Brazilian rainforests. Acai has many benefits and is rich in essential fatty acids omega 6 and omega 9. These fatty acids are important in helping maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Acai is ranked low on the glycemic index, meaning it is low in sugar. This is great news for people who want to avoid spikes in their blood sugar.
Additionally, acai is thought to strengthen the immune system. Acai has extremely high levels of polyphenolic compounds which may help to reduce the development of malfunctioning cells by up to 86%. Acai is also extremely high in antioxidants. Antioxidants protect against damage from free radicals, which are responsible for pre-mature aging of the cells.
A diet rich in antioxidants can be very helpful for maintaining healthy skin and hair as well as a youthful appearance. Acai has high levels of the antioxidant anthocyanin, which is also present in red wine. Anthocyanin helps to control cholesterol levels, supporting cardiovascular health as well. Acai is beneficial for the brain as well as the body.
Additionally, there is emerging evidence that acai may help to improve cognitive function and increased alertness. It is also high in dietary fiber, making it great for digestion. It doesn’t take long to figure out why Acai is a superfood, does it? And it shouldn’t take you long to understand why our acai bowls are a huge hit a Pola Poke Bowls in Reno.
The Acai Bowl Selection at Pola Poke
Our acai bowls combine acai with other healing and energizing superfood to make a plant-based meal that is nutrient-dense, largely vegan (with the exception of honey, which is optional). Unlike other food choices, you’ll find choosing an acai bowl can really brighten your mood and increase your energy.
Instead of feeling tired and sluggish after breakfast, you’ll find yourself feeling clear, alert, and energized. Our acai bowls begin with a smoothie base of acai, fresh fruit, ripe banana, non-dairy milk, and sometimes nut butter. Are you a fan of delicious toppings? You acai bowl can include delicious toppings such as nuts, seeds, granola, and fresh fruit.
We offer four different Acai bowls, each packed with more delicious super frood ingredients than the next. Let’s explore them below:
Our “Tropical Paradise” Acai Bowl
The Tropical Paradise Bowl begins with a base smoothie that is comprised of acai, dragon fruit, mango, pineapple, and coconut milk. This mix is perfect if you’re seeking a smoothie bowl that will support optimal digestion. Dragon fruit is rich in prebiotics, which feed the healthy bacteria known as probiotics in your gut. A healthy abundance of these beneficial bacteria is essential not only to optimal digestion but can even impact one’s mood or ability to lose weight.
Dragon fruit is rich in antioxidants and fiber as well, supporting regularity. Mango contains a group of digestive enzymes called amylases which assist the body in breaking down food easily. Its high water content and dietary fiber are also beneficial for healthy digestion. Additionally, pineapple is packed full of bromelain. This digestive enzyme helps by breaking down protein molecules into their building blocks; amino acids and small peptides.
Furthermore, bromelain may be able to help with low-grade pain management. If you’ve been feeling like your digestion could use a little support or if you’ve been suffering from issues such as bloating, gas, or other mild digestive issues, the tropical paradise bowl could provide a little extra digestive support in the form of natural enzymes.
Our “Berry Good” Acai Bowl
The Berry Good Bowl combines acai, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and almond base. Topped with granola, blackberries, goji berries, fresh strawberries, ancient grains, cashew pieces, and honey (or agave if you prefer a vegan alternative). This bowl is packed to the brim with beauty-boosting antioxidants.
Blueberry has been found to reduce oxidative DNA damaging, which is the leading driver of aging. Raspberries are high in vitamin C, which helps reverse sun damage caused by UV rays. Strawberries are also quite high in vitamin C. Vitamin C is important to immune health as well as helping to boost collagen production. It’s been shown to improve blood antioxidant status and decrease oxidative stress. It also reduces inflammation and improves vascular function. Don’t be surprised if you start to feel extra glowy, or turn a few more heads, after eating the beautiful berry bowl.
Our “Coco Berry” Acai Bowl
The Coco Berry Bowl starts with a base of acai, banana, blueberries, strawberries, cacao powder, and hemp milk. Toppings include granola, banana, strawberries, goji berries, cacao nibs, bee pollen, and agave syrup. Bee pollen is unique in that it contains over 250 biologically active substances. These include vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, proteins, trace elements, enzymes, and amino acids.
Bee pollen may help lower heart disease risk factors such as “bad” LDL cholesterol. Additionally, bee pollen has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that may promote wound healing. Its antimicrobial properties may also prevent wound infections. Cacao is another impressive superfood, packed with flavonoids, iron, protein, magnesium, potassium, and fiber. The flavanols in cacao support improved blood flow to brain tissue, improving brain function and focus. Cacao has 40 times as many antioxidants as blueberries and has higher levels of calcium than cow’s milk. Cacao is also known for producing serotonin, tryptophan, tyrosine, and phenylethylamine, neurotransmitters that are associated with feelings of bliss, happiness, and wellbeing.
The Coco Berry Bowl is perfect on those days where you need an extra energy boost, or when you’re immune system could use some added support. These bowls are also great to get energized for a big workout, and it’s powerful ingredients support mental clarity and focus as well.
Our “Al Nutty” Acai Bowl
The Al Nutty Bowl starts with a blend of acai, banana, strawberries, almond butter, and almond milk. It’s topped with granola, banana, strawberries, goji berries, sliced almonds, bee pollen, and honey. This bowl is a great source of protein and healthy fats. Almonds are also a great source of fiber, magnesium, manganese, and vitamin E. Bananas are a plant-based source of vitamin B6. B6 helps produce red blood cells, maintain a healthy nervous system, and metabolize carbohydrates and fat.
Goji berry, also known as wolfberry, is a bright reddish-orange berry that grows on shrubs that are native to China. They are known for giving one a feeling of well-being and calmness. Some other benefits that are commonly attributed to the goji berry include better athletic performance, better sleep, weight loss support, and immune system support. This acai bowl would be a great thing to devour either before or after a workout. It is bound to leave you feeling nourished and energized instead of sluggish.
Nourishing Our Bodies and Minds
At Pola Poke Bowls we believe in serving food that is highly sustainable, fresh, and leaves our customers feeling great. Food should enhance your quality of life, giving you the energy and focus you need to move through your day, tackling your many responsibilities, all while feeling great. That salty greasy diner food can be appealing, but the next time you want a delicious meal that won’t make you want to sleep all day, come on into Pola Poke Bowl and try one of our delicious Acai bowls. They’ll have you feeling better than ever!
Get Your Fresh Food Fix!
Pola Poke is proud to bring fresh poke, acai bowls, smoothies, and craft coffees to Reno, Nevada! We’re a locally-owned business created and operated by a Reno native. Furthermore, our palate-pleasing sustainably sourced bowls offer the perfect combo of healthy and tasty.
Customize your bowl to kick start your wellness and nutrition for the day. Choose from our menu or make it your own poke bowl with a variety of fresh, delicious ingredients. Our menu offers the perfect selection of healthy lean meats, veggies, and toppings to satisfy every fish-lover. Additionally, we’re the perfect choice for keto and protein-rich diets.
So what are you waiting for? An invitation? Well, here it is! Come join us and see why everyone in Reno is raving about Pola Poke Bowls! And if you’re too busy to come say hi, we also offer online ordering for your convenience. What more could you ask for?
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Pola Poke Bowls
3594 W. Plumb Lane Ste A
Reno, NV 89509