While açai and pitaya bowls have been making waves in the big city for years, they are only now invading our health-conscious county. These smoothie bowls are simply frozen fruit blended and then placed into a bowl, along with toppings ranging from almond butter and bee pollen to star fruit and goji berries. At one time, açai bowls — which feature the eponymous berry as a major ingredient — were the only way to go. Now there is a veritable rainbow of different smoothie bowls to be had, from kale-infused green bowls to banana bowls and more.
If the idea of a green bowl weirds you out, have no fear: This is one super-tasty smoothie bowl. Playa Bowls’ green bowls consist of a blend of kale, coconut milk, pineapple, and banana. Our favorite option is the Pacific, which is topped with granola, strawberries, shaved almonds, and banana.
$10, Playa Bowls Pleasantville
For a smoothie bowl as visually impressive as it is refreshing, look no further than Juice Generation’s All Star Açaí. This beautiful bowl features a mix of dragon fruit and açai berry, along with passion fruit, banana, almond milk, and tour-de-force toppings of blueberries, strawberries, hemp granola, and star fruit.
$10.95, Juice Generation White Plains
Dragon fruit, also known as pitaya, is yet another red-hot ingredient in smoothie bowls. Among Westchester’s best is the Pitaya Bowl at Sobol in White Plains. This tasty creation boasts a bright-pink dragon-fruit puree topped with Sobol’s house-made granola, mango, kiwi, pineapple, coconut, and a generous drizzle of honey. Customers can also add specialty toppings, like cookie butter and chia seeds.
$10.74 Sobol, White Plains
Playa Bowls boasts a lot of tasty concoctions, but its Nica Bowl is probably the most accessible. A banana bowl consisting simply of bananas blended with honey and almond milk, this iteration is topped with cacao nibs, granola, walnuts, strawberries, peanut butter, and more bananas, of course.
$10, Playa Bowls, Pleasantville