As far as we’re concerned, there are some foodie trends out there that we just don’t get or would even argue are unwarranted (“food mashups” or “Cronuts,” we’re talking to you), but when the subject switches to acai bowls – which feature the superfood from Brazil – the buzz, as we see it, is 100-percent deserved. Why? For one, the acai berry has been applauded for a plethora of health benefits, but even more so, the taste of this good-for-your-body food jockeys for top position as its strongest asset. Acai is a delicious tropical fruit, and when it comes served as a bowl it makes the nightmare of waking up and facing another stressful day all that much easier. An acai bowl is essentially a very thick smoothie that’s been topped with granola, fruit or peanut butter, which is then wolfed down with a spoon. In cosmopolitan areas like Los Angeles, acai bowls can be found at most local juice or smoothie joints, but a myriad of standalone shops have sprung up in the wake of its popularity. The following spots represent our picks for getting amazing acai bowls in Woodland Hills.
Ubatuba Acai wants everyone to try this healthy and tasty treat to see what they’ve been missing, and as such, serve a dollop of frozen acai in the bottom of a bowl before piling on the toppings. The result is a refreshing and energizing snack or light breakfast meal that is positively addicting; what’s more, at Ubatuba Acai, you can choose from granola, bananas, strawberries and one other topping with your basic acai bowl. This Woodland Hills restaurant makes sure to offer the most authentic form of acai in the bowl so that every customer feels like he or she is at the beaches of Ubatuba, Brazil. Ubatuba Acai is located at 18641 Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana.
Sunlife Organics offers amazing smoothies and bowls as well as an extensive food menu, with regulars returning for such house delicacies as The Black Gold with chocolate, the Brazilian Acai Bowl and more. Sunlife Organics is one of those establishments that does a fantastic job combining two very attractive atmospheres that appeal to the average native L.A. resident – the typical Los Angeles shop that sells merchandise with simple, less obtrusive branding and the specialized vegan/gluten-free/soy-free/dairy-free diet restaurant with enough options for the most finicky of eaters. With a warm and inviting feel, you too will be right at home at Sunlife Organics, located at 4799 Commons Way Suite E in Calabasas.
Juicy Ladies was founded in 2009 to bring awareness to a healthy organic way of life, and from juices to burgers, the shop caters to a distinct vegan and gluten-free clientele and offers a menu created with nutrition in mind – without compromising the quality and taste. Furthermore, Juicy Ladies’ ingredients used in their foods and beverages are 100-percent organic and are sourced from premium local farms, yielding a one-stop-shop for healthy living to better understand their customers’ needs. The owners for two consecutive years created multiple detox programs to help guide their customers towards their goals. When it comes to outstanding acai bowls in Woodland Hills, Juicy Ladies just can’t be beat, and is located at 22423 Ventura Boulevard.
Healthy Greens remains committed to economical and ecological sustainability to prove that there is a distinct market for health and organic drinks such as superfood shakes, juices and shots, while also offering protein bowls, acai bowls and salad stackers. Healthy Greens‘ acai bowls, in particular, are delicious and serve as the perfect complement to any healthy lifestyle, and include such customer favorites as The OG Bowl (blended apple juice or soy milk, acai, banana, strawberries and dates, topped with granola, fresh banana, strawberries, goji berries and honey or agave) and the Cacao Bowl (blended guava juice, acai, bananas, strawberries and dark chocolate, topped with granola, fresh bananas, kiwi, coconut shreds and honey or agave). Healthy Greens is located at 20929 Ventura Boulevard.
A popular health craze and food trend, acai bowls are a tasty way to add some nutrition to your diet, and represents a great dessert alternative to ice cream as the perfect warm-weather treat when your sweet tooth kicks in.