Vegan Acai Bowls – The Perfect Healthy Choice

By October 7, 2020Blog
Vegan Acai Bowls - The Perfect Healthy Choice

Vegan Acai Bowls, the perfect healthy choice for your next breakfast, brunch, or afternoon treat. Vegan acai bowls are packed full of nutritious ingredients. Acai bowls are rich in antioxidants, full of delicious flavor, and will leave you feeling energized for the day ahead. As a vegan, it can be hard to find breakfast options that are healthy and delicious (and don’t involve you trying to cobble together random items from the side menu into a meal). And trust me. I know this all too well.

I was on a vegan diet for more than a year long, long ago. And I have to say, I’ve never felt better. It was an amazing time in my life and I felt super energized and healthy all the time. At first, it was a bit tough to break through the “all you can eat is salad” myth. Additionally, I was not a huge fan of vegetables at the time. There were some I was ok with and others I had no interest in. And while I’m no longer a vegan, I came out of the experience having sampled a vast array of vegetables and dishes that I had never heard of or never tried before. And now, I’ll eat any veggies. I love them all.

I’m telling you this because there’s more to a vegan breakfast than just fried potatoes and tofu scramble. While meals like that are delicious, they can leave you feeling a little sluggish and dehydrated after eating. Too many salts and oils are never a good thing. However, acai bowls have the opposite effect. Because they are jam-packed full of superfoods they leave you feeling energized, focused, nourished, and balanced. If you’re on a vegan diet, you have to try our delicious vegan acai bowls.

What is Acai? 

Pronounced ah-sigh-ee, acai is a deep purple-colored berry that is indigenous to the Brazilian rainforest. Its health benefits are extensive and absolutely mind-blowing. Acai contains essential fatty acids omega 6 and omega 9. These play an important role in helping to maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Additionally, acai berries are low on the glycemic index, meaning they won’t spike your blood sugar, protecting you from a mid-afternoon blood sugar crash. Additionally, there’s emerging evidence that Acai strengthens the immune system, and helps protect the body from disease. This is due to its high levels of polyphenolic compounds. They may help reduce the development of malfunctioning cells by up to 86%.  

Because of acai’s high antioxidant levels, it is very beneficial for maintaining healthy skin and slowing the aging of cells. Acai’s high levels of the antioxidant anthocyanin, which is also present in red wine, help to control cholesterol levels, contributing to heart health. These anti-aging benefits extend to the brain as well as the body. Acai may improve cognitive functioning and increased alertness. Its high fiber content is beneficial for digestion. Clearly, acai has a rightful place in the arena of superfoods.

Vegan Acai Bowls

Our Acai bowls combine this amazing superfood ingredient with other delicious and healing plant-based foods to provide you with a nutrient-dense, vegan breakfast that will leave you feeling energized and clear-headed. Acai bowls begin with a smoothie base of acai, fresh fruit, ripe banana, non-dairy milk, and sometimes nut butter. Like topping things off? Our smoothie base is served in a bowl and covered with toppings such as nuts, seeds, granola, and fresh fruit. Talk about delicious! Holy moly!

Frequently, these toppings are arranged into beautiful designs. If you’ve ever spent any time on Instagram, and you’re a food enthusiast, you’ve probably been amazed by some of the creative presentations of acai bowls that exist in the world. The creative possibilities are endless. At Pola Poke Bowl we offer several acai bowls that will delight our vegan and non-vegan customers alike.

Our Vegan Acai Bowls Will Bowl You Over!

Tropical Paradise

Our Tropical Paradise Acai bowl starts with a base of acai, dragon fruit, mango, pineapple, and coconut milk. This combination of ingredients is a powerhouse when it comes to supporting healthy digestion. Dragon fruit is rich in prebiotics, which feeds 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.

Properly absorbing protein is super important for vegans, so this digestive supporting bowl is a great way to kick start a healthy gut. Topped with granola, blackberry, pineapple, coconut, hemp seeds, and agave syrup, this bowl will transport you to an island paradise.

Berry Good

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 (don’t worry, you can swap out for agave if you prefer). This bowl has lots of health and beauty-boosting benefits. Several studies suggest that blueberries reduce oxidative DNA damage, the leading driver of aging and cancer.

Combined with the fact that acai contains twice as many antioxidants as blueberry…this bowl is an antioxidant extravaganza! Raspberries are high in vitamin C, a necessity for collagen production and reversing sun damage caused by UV rays. Strawberries are another beauty-boosting ingredient that’s high in vitamin C. And we all know vitamin C is important to immune health. It’s been shown to improve blood antioxidant status and decrease oxidative stress. It also reduces inflammation and improves vascular function. These are all great ingredients for supporting plumb, vibrant, happy skin. Needless to say, after the Berry Good bowl, you’ll be glowing like you just came from a relaxing day trip at a spa.

Coco Berry

The Coco Berry bowl is an energy boost and then some. It 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. Normally this bowl contains bee pollen. However, bee pollen may be omitted if you aren’t comfortable eating bee-based products. As a vegan, this is a no-go. Just make sure to let your server know you’re on a vegan diet if you order this bowl. They’re happy to help you craft the perfect bowl.

Additionally, cacao is packed with flavonoids, iron, protein, magnesium, potassium, and fiber. All essential health-boosting nutrients are very important to include in a vegan diet. Furthermore, the flavanols in cacao support improved blood flow to brain tissue, improving brain function. Furthermore, cacao has 40 times as many antioxidants as blueberries and has higher levels of calcium than cow’s milk as well. Take that lactose! Cacao is also known for producing serotonin, tryptophan, tyrosine, and phenylethylamine, neurotransmitters that are associated with feelings of bliss, happiness, and wellbeing. This bowl would make a perfect botanically-based pre-workout treat. It would also make great fuel for projects that require a lot of mental energy and focus.

Al Nutty

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. The last two ingredients can be omitted or substituted if you aren’t comfortable eating bee-sourced ingredients. Again, just let your server know. Ask any questions you need to. It’s no trouble at all. We want you to enjoy every bite of your delicious vegan acai bowl.

This bowl is a great source of protein and healthy fats. Almonds are a great source of protein, 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. In turn, your body gets a much-needed energy boost.

Additionally, the Al Nutty is a great choice when you’re craving a breakfast that is a little more filling and will give you sustained energy for hours. This bowl would make a great after-workout meal. Our Pukka organic herbal teas are a great compliment to our acai bowls as well. With a tea blend formulated for energy, optimized digestion, immunity, and more, Pukka teas can enhance the benefits of your acai bowl even more.

The Perfect Place for Vegan Dining in Reno

As you can see Pola Poke Bowls has great vegan breakfast options that are chock full of health-enhancing, plant-based ingredients. Modify our bowls to suit any diety needs. Our goal is to provide you with the healthiest possible meals. We also believe that healthy food should be a feast for the senses. Our bowls are beautifully composed works of art. In other words, they look as good as they taste.

We understand how hard it can be to find an abundance of healthy, interesting, delicious vegan options when dining away from home. While you are visiting, check out our veggie poke bowl menu. We have lots of vegan lunch and dinner items available too. At Pola Poke Bowls we are happy to serve our vegan and vegetarian customers. We do our best to provide you with plenty of meal options and we know you’ll love them all.

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. Does it get any better than that?

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?

Enjoy Fresh Poke in Reno

Pola Poke Bowls
3594 W. Plumb Lane Ste A
Reno, NV 89509
(775) 683-9901


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