Saturday, October 12, 2013

{Places}: Thrive Acaí Bowls! Weird but tasty..

So today in Tempe, I had a relaxing day that included having some Acaí bowls with Xazmin one of my AZ/MN friends. The day started out preeeeeety late. Why you may ask? Because Elizabeth and I had a solo karaoke night (as in just us...) during which we sang various 90's songs and danced like maniacs until about 1:45 AM. 

We literally sat on the couch singing/dancing from 11:00 till 1:45 am. It was EPIC. Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, NSYNC, the backstreet boys and MANY MORE made appearances last night.... Ahh... It was hilarious. That's what happens when Marilyn is in Utah for the week. :) just kidding. We so do that every night!


Anyways. I went to be laaaaate so I got up lateeeee. Plus it was Saturday. So I got up all excited to see Xazmin. We made plans to meet at Thrive! Acaí bowls and smoothies. I had never heard of an Acaí bowl.

 It's weird because the people here for the most part are super overweight and obese. But then you get around ASU and there's a whole bunch of healthy stuff and people EVERYWHERE. I mean, I actually had a SALAD for dinner and liked it. And if you know me you know that's like... Not even.. Just no. People here are weird though indeed. 

It was pretty good. What it is is Acaí sorbet blended with protein powder, nut butters, chocolate and/or fruit (so it's a little soupy) and then piled high with a WHOLE LOT of granola and the freshest fruit ever. Like guys I haven't eaten a banana in almost 15 years and I LOVED IT. The banana was so fresh it was white.



I got the chocolate walnut (blended with chocolate and pecan butter) Except I made them turn it into chocolate pecan because I'm difficult and I despise walnuts with a passion. Xazmin got the regular Acaí bowl, which had Acaí sorbet blended with fruit topped with granola and more fruit. She liked mine better and I liked hers better... Mine was too grainy and not fruity enough. 

They are definitely healthier than going and getting frozen yogurt. Even with fruit toppings. They are packed with protein and antioxidants and are super filling!

They run pretty cheap considering how much you get. I got a small and the bowl was HUGE. So big I couldn't finish it. The smalls run about $4.50-$5.25 but I mean they are huge so I would say that's cheap. I could have easily shared it. **CHEAP DATE ALERT!** ;)

Note: they also sell smoothies, I just haven't tried them. Based on how fresh the fruit was though, I would definitely order one up. Here's a menu, hopefully it's big enough that you can read it! If not, it's on their website.



Location: 

NW Corner of Southern and McClintock
1726 E. Southern Ave
Tempe, AZ 85228

Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-9pm

Saturday:9am-5pm

Sunday: CLOSED


NW Corner of Southern and McClintock
1726 E. Southern Ave
Tempe, AZ 85228

(480) 730-3557

Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed Sundays

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NW Corner of Southern and McClintock
1726 E. Southern Ave
Tempe, AZ 85228

(480) 730-3557

Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed Sundays

thrivecornerb1
Price: $
Website with menu:
http://www.thriveacaibowls.com 
(just copy/paste the URL)

I will definitely be making another appearance there. It was quite tasty!

Have a good Sunday everyone!!



Nat

1 comment:

  1. So I saw this link posted on your Instagram account and thought I'd give it a little look, lol :)
    Just wanted to clear that up, I'm not stalking you or anything... btw, those shoes look fab on you right now... hee hee
    I know I've passed by Thrive a few times, I'll have to check it out some time!

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