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We’re all on a never-ending quest to try to be our healthiest selves. For some of us, that includes good workouts that make us stronger and challenge us. Many people pursue other things, such as hobbies or volunteer efforts, to create a rush of feel-good endorphins that come with the spirit of shared experience and a widening circle of friends.

And health for some of us, that includes adjusting our diets to pursue the right combination of foods that deliver nutrition and other benefits. (And of course: Health can and should include all of those things.)

One of the most unique things to hit the food and health scene in the last few years has been the creation of bowls. Bowls are simply that a big vessel that’s used to create a unique and interesting meal that hits all the nutritional sweet spots.

Bowls, of course, aren’t really that unique think about ramen-based meals that you might order at an Asian restaurant or even a bowl of spaghetti. They’ve always been there, but people are ramping up their approach to make them beautiful, flavorful, and nutritionally awesome.

When it comes to breakfast, a bowl-based approach has meant kicking out boring cereal in favor of something more unique and satisfying. That has often included a fairly new ingredient: acai.

Acai Bowl Nutrition Facts
For a Serving Size of 22 oz (616g)
Calories 370 Calories from Fat 90(24.3%)
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
Saturated fat 2g
Sodium 0mg 0%
Carbohydrates 66g
Net carbs 60g
Fiber 6g 25%
Glucose 43g
Protein 4g
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs.

Acai is actually a berry, but because it doesn’t have a shelf life worth mentioning, it’s often powdered or pureed to be able to be used as a smoothie-like base in a bowl. There are some interesting ways to take advantage of the acai berry and some must-consider tips to ensure your acai bowl doesn’t bust out of its health focus to be something that’s filled with calories or other bad stuff. This graphic offers some ideas for you to put to use today.

Açaí Bowls 101: How to Make Your Next Bowl a Healthy One