Offering a unique, and decidedly Instagram-able twist, to the traditional smoothie, smoothie bowls are the perfect option to add energy to your day. Açai bowls, an off-shoot of the smoothie bowl, consist of blended fruit and are typically served with an array of toppings. From coconut shavings to drizzles of honey, these concoctions have become a staple for many people. The açai berry has energy-boosting and immune-stimulating properties. Here are five spots around the Main Line to try both.
Located in Malvern, A&M Factory offers a variety of healthy takes on the smoothie. Açai bowls are made in a dairy-free, grain-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, cashew-free, soy-free, and GMO-free kitchen with organic products. Try verities like the Ocean View, made with coconut milk, banana, blue spirulina, stevia, vanilla and topped with mango, blueberry and jicama.
360 Lancaster Ave., Malvern, (484) 318-7537.
It only makes sense that açai bowls are featured on this menu since Bryn and Dane’s is committed to making healthy eating convenient, fast, and delicious. With over a dozen varieties—including the Mo’ Green with pineapples, mangoes, kale and wheatgrass, and the Plane Crazy, a simple mix of strawberries and bananas—there’s something for everyone.
615 N. Morehall Road, Malvern, (610) 296-5555.
If you’re looking to eat a delicious smoothie bowl and do some good for the world, then head to the Juice Merchant, which donates a portion of every sale of a juice or smoothie to Philabundance. Look for mango, acai and banana bowl options, plus coffee, protein and Hawaiian-inspired smoothies.
920 Montgomery Ave., Narberth, (610) 668-0100.
While this café specializes in raw entrees, Raw Can Roll Café also offers a variety of smoothie bowls. If you’re curious to try something cold, sweet and healthy, this is the place go. Try from over 19 smoothie bowl options you have to choose from. Try the fun Good Vibrations with apple and orange juice or water, kale, cucumber, banana and celery, or the Shamrock, made with almond milk, banana, vanilla, agave, mint and kale.
767 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (484) 580-8454.
Have your phone handy to snap a shot of your healthy treat before diving in. On the menu: superfood smoothies with ingredients like matcha, turmeric, kale and flax seeds, plus classic smoothies, acai bowls and fresh juices. We love the Awesome Acai, made with strawberries, banana, raspberry, sherbet, yogurt and acai juice.
32 Parking Plaza, Ardmore, (484) 413-2998.