Happy National Acai Day to our Playa bros and babes!
To celebrate our favorite fruit’s big day, we want to show our love and support to our Playa families by providing some awesome family specials that can bring some sweetness to this time of bitter quarantine.
If you’ve always wanted to learn how to build a Playa Bowl or introduce a family member to our tasty treats, here is your chance! Below are the awesome Family Packs we are providing, starting TODAY!
PLAYA FAMILY PACK DEALS:
BOWL PACK: 3 Bowls of Your Choice + 3 Packs of Playa Protein Bites
SMOOTHIE PACK: 3 20 oz. Smoothies of Your Choice + 3 Packs of Playa Protein Bites
FAMILY PACK: The At-Home Playa Bowls Family Kit! This kit builds 5 bowls, automatically includes 8 oz. of blueberry flaxseed granola, and comes with your choice of:
- 5 Bases: acai, pitaya, coconut, banana, or green
- 2 Fruit Toppings: banana, strawberry, pineapple, blueberry, or mango
- 3 Drizzle Toppings: nutella, peanut butter, almond butter, or honey
Whether you want to eat your bowls, smoothies, and bites while binge-watching Netflix or dedicate your morning to discovering the secret to creating a Playa Bowl together, this is a wonderful opportunity to unify families.
Since it’s national acai day, you may be asking a few questions — What is acai? Is it as sugar-y as people claim it to be? Where does it come from? And, HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE IT?! Have no fear! We have ALL of the answers to these questions!
Well, first thing’s first: acai is pronounced Ah-Sigh-EE!
WHAT IS ACAI? WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?
Acai is a small, purple berry native to the South American rainforests and harvested from acai palm trees. Inside the acai berry is a large seed, which is why we only consume a small portion of the berry itself. If you have not tasted acai, think of it as a blueberry with hints of cocoa. Yummy, right?!
IS IT AS SUGARY AS PEOPLE CLAIM IT TO BE? Our answer: NOT OURS!
Acai is a superfruit that is extremely nutrient dense, full of antioxidants, contains anti-inflammatory properties, boosts brain function, and aids with cholesterol levels. Despite its superhero-esque properties, many shops only provide 30% of acai pulp in their bowls, mix apple juice or banana, store it for a year, and add sugar to increase productivity.
We at Playa Bowls take pride in our product for it contains 70% pulp! We never mix it with apple juice or banana, and we never store our acai for more than 21 days.
HOW DOES PLAYA BOWLS CREATE PLAYA ACAI?
We at Playa Bowls harvest our very own acai (called Playa Acai) in the Brazilian Amazon. The berries are cleaned and sorted at our facility in Brazil. We then separate the skin from the seed, place the pulp in large, drum-like containers, and ship these containers to our partners in Elizabeth, NJ. Once it’s delivered, the raw, organic pulp is transformed into the Playa Acai. We then ship the Playa Acai to our distributor who then delivers it daily to our stores nationwide!
For more information on all things acai, check out this article Rob wrote about Playa Acai or check out the Playa Bowls Instagram highlight labeled ‘Acai.’