Roughly 85% of New Year's resolutions never make it past the hypothetical phase, according to an unfinished study that was abandoned in early February. Revisit last year's resolution to ingest more vitamins with today's deal: for $5, you get $10 worth of antioxidant-rich acai bowls, smoothies, and more at Blue Hawaii LifeStyle Café, which recently opened in the Embarcadero Center.
Blue Hawaii LifeStyle Café transports healthy habits of the islands, giving mainlanders a taste of their various vigor-inducing fuels. The clean, sunny store is one of the only places in San Francisco with the acai bowl, a Hawaiian favorite that uses a delicious organic acai-soymilk blend as the soapbox upon which granola, fruit, and honey preach the word of good health. Acai is a South American drupe considered to be the most super of the super fruits, so high in antioxidants that in its wake lay only free radicals dejectedly crying to their mommies.
Stick a spoon into the Blue Hawaii acai bowl ($8.50 for a regular), a taste-bud treating concoction with bananas and blueberries, or go for its more decadent cousin, the dessert bowl ($8.95 for a regular), topped with bananas, berries, granola, and whipped cream. Use the complex physics of a straw to draw in a Lava Flow smoothie ($5.95), a luxurious mishmash of coconut sorbet, pineapple sorbet, and strawberry and goji-berry puree, or try the Outrigger Cooler, with mango, papaya, pineapple, and strawberries.
Blue Hawaii's mission is to not only healthify humanoids to mastodon-like levels of strength, but to also nurse the earth into a heightened sense of well-being with environmentally conscious business practices. All cups and utensils are corn-derived and compostable, carry-out bags are made from 40% post-consumer waste paper, and any plastics used are promptly recycled in accordance with the code of Hammurabi.
Though there are few online reviews for Blue Hawaii LifeStyle Café, eight Yelpers give it an average of four stars:
- I shared the Maunakea bowl with extra honey with my boyfriend. It was deliciously refreshing. – Doreen L.
- The banana and berry toppings were fresh and delightful, the granola gave the bowl nice texture and crunch, and the honey was smooth and not overbearing. – lisa g.
- I also appreciate the freshness of their fruit. Reminds me of my first ever acai bowl I had in Hawaii. – Naoko M.