Spirulina: Acai’s Yummy, New, Blue Cousin

Although spirulina has been recognized by health enthusiasts as one of the “world’s most popular supplements” for it’s bountiful nutrients and antioxidants, many people have yet to experience the delightful flavor of spirulina firsthand. In some ways, spirulina is reminiscent of acai. Both foods are healthy, flavorful, and primarily served in chilled bowls packed with additional ingredients like bananas, strawberries, chia seeds, raw cacao nibs, and more.

Despite sharing many of the same qualities, spirulina has been unable to match acai step-for-step as healthy eating trends continue to go viral. You might even say that spirulina is a somewhat rare commodity, which is why Kaia Bowls, the premier acai bowl restaurant in Clearwater Beach, is proud to not only serve spirulina bowls, but also educate our customers about the extensive health benefits of this scrumptious blue superfood.

Fruit, Vegetable, or Something Else Entirely?

There’s one main reason why many people have never heard of spirulina — it’s neither a fruit nor a vegetable. Spirulina is actually a cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae. It’s safe to eat and has been utilized as a food source for centuries, mainly due to its 60 percent protein content and excellent source of beta-carotene, gamma linolenic acid, and various vitamins and minerals. As a result, you would be more likely to find spirulina in your local health food store, rather than a grocery chain, but that doesn’t mean it’s lacking in flavor!

How’s It Taste?

It can be hard to define the flavor of raw spirulina since it’s flavor profile is largely neutral. That said, when combined with other fruits, spirulina takes on the sweetness of its accompaniments, which leads to some truly fascinating flavors. At Kaia Bowls, spirulina bowls have been an instant hit. Some of our customers have even remarked that the taste of spirulina reminds them of cotton candy! Plus, the bright blue hue of blended spirulina gives it an attractive appearance that simply begs to be eaten. After all, when food is visually appealing, it tends to taste better. 

What Comes in a Spirulina Bowl?

Our spirulina, pitaya, and acai bowl restaurant in Clearwater Beach serves three signature spirulina bowls designed to satisfy even the pickiest palate. Each bowl includes spirulina, banana, pineapple, vanilla protein, coconut milk, and granola. You can also customize your own spirulina bowl, but we recommend starting with one of the following:

Whichever bowl suits your mood, there’s no doubt that you’ll enjoy indulging in one of our delicious spirulina bowls. If you find acai accessible and pitaya pleasurable, you’re sure to find spirulina spectacular!

Are you looking for spirulina, pitaya, or acai bowls in Clearwater, FL? Discover a healthy taste of paradise at Kaia Bowls! For more information, please call (727) 223-3073 or submit our contact request form.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute health advice and is not intended to be a substitute for professional dietary counsel.