Are Acai Bowls healthy or super-high carb desserts?
Some of these bowls and smoothies are turning into 22 – 32 tsp sugar in your bloodstream.
You will definitely get a SUGAR HIGH – Beware! What follows is a sugar low, and food cravings.
Eating some of these bowls and drinking some of these smoothies is like drinking 2-3 cans of COKE!
Sabotaging Health and Wallet
Acai Bowls and Smoothies from the take-out place are sabotaging your health and dumping huge amounts of sugar into you while taking $8-10 out of your wallet.
You can go eat a nice salad with chicken for a lot less.
Having an occasional acai bowl is a treat (maybe, for some) otherwise you are fooling yourself. If you consume one of these bowls you have consumed a day’s worth of carbs from fruit, seeds, nuts, cacao nibs etc. while you are missing out on getting quality animal protein and healthy fats that are needed for nourishing meals.
Jamba Juice Junk
The bowl pictured above has the following ingredients:
Strawberries, Açaí Pulp, White Grape Juice Concentrate, Ascorbic Acid + Citric Acid (usually from GMO corn) Vitamin E [A-Tocopherol]), Blueberries, Bananas, Soy milk, Rice Sweetener, Sugar, Whole Organic Soybeans, Soy Protein Isolate, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla Flavor, Other Natural Flavors, Carrageenan, Rolled Oats, Evaporated Cane Juice, Sunflower and/or Canola Oil, Rice Flour, Pumpkin Seeds, Flax, Oat Syrup Solids, Molasses, Sea Salt, Cinnamon, Blueberries, Honey, Shredded Coconut.
If your source is something link Jamba Juice then you can count on getting lots more than a sugar high as they use plenty of low quality ingredients like:
- GMO Soy
- (MSG) Flavors
- Trans fats (mono- and di-glycerides)
- Cheap, synthetic vitamins
Take a look at your favorite Acai bowl or smoothie.
How many carbs? (divide by 4 = tsp of sugar you are consuming). Look at all the ingredients.
Sorry to ruin it for you, but its about your health and recognizing marketing spin!
Examples of Carbs in Acai Bowls and Smoothies
- Planet Smoothie Small Acai smoothie: 58 grams carbs
- Robek’s 16-oz Acai Especial Bowl: 130 grams carbs
- Jamba Juice 22 oz Acai Super Antioxidant: 89 grams carbs
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