- On August 27, 2016
- acai, acai bowls, breakfast, healthy breakfast
When I was finishing up my sophomore year in college my parents told me they were moving to Hawaii. Since I’d been living in the Appalachian mountains of Blacksburg, VA for the past two years with brutally cold winters, this was very good news. It doesn’t really matter who you are, what you’re into, or where you’re currently living, if you get that kind of news, you start packing your bags and masterminding how to spend your days under the Hawaiian sun.
Fueling up to Ride the Waves
Lean & Hungry: My Game Plan
For two years I focused on my career in coffee, and pursed learning to roast coffee. I learned to buy green coffee directly from farms on the North Shore as well as the Big Island. Throughout all my days I kept eating those delicious acai bowls religiously. They were the perfect lightweight fuel for hiking a mountain, surfing a wave, or learning a new craft.
Bringing the Bowls to DC
At Vigilante Coffee we have always wanted the experience and products we’re providing to make our customers feel good. So, knowing this, from day one we set out to offer Acai Bowls on our menus. We began by testing it through our various pop up shops from 2013-2014. Thank you to the folks who let us go through our “research and development stage”.
Our team has worked hard to create the very best Acai Bowls that we have found, and we use local ingredients, from trusted partners, to send them over the top.
The Huffington Post called Acai Bowls “What breakfast dreams are made of…” We totally agree, and think you will too.
Homage to the Islands
Our bowls represent a piece of our history. So, we have given them names to pay respect to those long days of surfing and dreaming in Hawaii. Our Acai Bowls are blended frozen Acai, topped with fresh fruit and local granola.
DaKine: Banana, Blueberry, & Strawberry
Honu: Blackberries, Kiwi, & Coconut
Honu is the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle that symbolizes good luck, endurance and long life. We want to wish everyone luck at the start of his or her day, and know that eating healthy will bring long life.
Haole: Banana, Coconut, & Chia Seeds
A Haole is a person not native to Hawaii, a white person. Chris Vigilante was Da Kine Haole that fell in love with the islands and the culture it posses.
Mahalo: Pineapple, Banana, & Bee Pollen
Health Benefits of Acai
1. Heart Health
2. Resistant to Harmful Organisms
3. Aids in Weight Loss
4. Promotes Skin Health
5. Helps Digestion
6. Reduces Irritation
7. Improved Cellular Health
8. Immune Booster
9. Anti-Aging Effects
10. Energy Boost