Best acai bowls in Miami
Arguably the best acai bowls in the city come from GreenLife, where the ingredients are fresh and organic and the combinations inspired. And although GreenLife has nine kinds of acai bowls, a must-try (and the most Insta-worthy) is the Dragon Bowl Pitaya ($10.99), which comes in a brilliant pink color. Toppings include organic granola, coconut shavings, bee pollen, bananas and dried cranberries. Don't take it to-go. The store’s cute decor only adds to the experience.
This Miami Beach shop is tiny but bursting with personality. It's got plenty of options for vegans or the average Joe just looking to eat clean. But there are treats, too. Craving chocolate but want to keep your diet in check? The Chocolate Bowl ($10.50) is a perfect choice. Acai is blended with raw organic cacao and banana then topped off with even more banana, coconut shavings, honey and organic cacao nibs.
If you’re in the Downtown area and happen to be craving some healthy (but delicious) food, check out Ten Fruits. The acai coco bowl ($10) is always a safe and filling bet. Acai is blended with banana, blueberry, coconut water, soy milk and palm sugar before being topped with coconut granola, banana and coconut. Good service and a calm atmosphere make this casual juice bar an ideal place for lunch. Plus, they deliver.
Jugofresh is known as the place to detox deliciously. Whether you’re starting to get the sniffles or you had a long weekend of fried food, the juice bar has something for you. For an extra-wholesome acai bowl, opt for its Sana de Rana, chock-full of ingredients you’ve probably never heard of but that will make you feel 100 times healthier. The winning combination features almond mylk, banana, apple, coconut meat, almond butter, tocotrienols, spirulina, maca, mesquite, chlorella, raw honey, crunchy superberry coconut cashew topping and bee pollen. The best part? It’s pretty damn tasty.
The newest plant-based café inside the 1 Hotel South Beach boasts a wide range of smoothies, which can be turned into bowls for an extra $4. For the acai lovers out there, we suggest the One, combining acai, banana, strawberry, blueberry, spinach and kale. Pack on the nutrients with a selection of a la carte toppings ($3 each), such as reishi mushrooms (an immune-boosting superfood rooted in traditional Chinese medicine) and moringa powder (a nutritional supplement derived from the horseradish tree).
This South Beach café serves organic health food in a casual atmosphere. There’s no shortage of bowls and toast to get you through breakfast. Looking to fuel up post-workout? Dig into the PB Energy bowl ($10.95): a blend of acai, banana and peanut butter that’s finished off with strawberries, (more!) bananas, granola, goji berries, almonds and cacao nibs. Don’t let the healthy ingredients fool you—this is one hearty meal.
Redboost’s dairy-free acai bowls were created by a registered dietitian to provide balanced macronutrients with lower-than-average sugar contents (25 grams of sugar or fewer, while most bowls clock in at 60 to 90 grams). Gracing the menu are popular flavors like Bananalicious (banana, strawberries, cinnamon, vanilla protein and almond milk) and Tropicana (acai, mango, pineapple, avocado, vanilla protein and coconut milk)—all for $12.
This apothecary-themed café let us in on the secret to their addictive bowls: house-made almond milk as the base for their acai bowls. Plus, all ingredients used are organic and nothing on the menu contains sweeteners or artificial syrups. New to the acai game? Easy in with the Alpha, a healthy blend of acai, banana and a pharmaceutical-grade protein powder—which tastes as good as it is good for you. For a Caribbean spin on the classic combination, try the Beta, which features acai, pitaya, banana, mango and spirulina.
This Downtown café’s whimsical acai bowl is served in a ceramic emoji bowl (think winking and kissy faces). Inside is a decadent creation made of premium acai, coconut flakes, granola, strawberries, blueberries and European dark chocolate flakes. This one gets our vote for the best breakfast that doubles dessert.
Purple Orchid’s DTX Bowl starts with a typical blended base of acai, pineapple, banana, coconut water and honey. But they add a surprising special ingredient, activated charcoal, which, according to some sources, may help cleanse the body and help with intestinal issues. Order it topped with banana, granola, strawberry, pineapple, coconut, Goji berries and your choice of honey or agave.