August 25, 2012
Filed Under Lake Tahoe Hot Spots
How can a tiny little berry be the most nutritious and powerful food in the world?
Now you can find out.
The Açaí Bowl @ Keys Cafe in South Shore.
It’s true. I tried it.
It gave me a boost all morning.
I don’t mean a synthesized-feeling, jittery rush that lasts a few hours. This was sustained and smooth energy that made me feel like…well – an action hero!
I had clarity to make those quick decisions. I was faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Look up. In the sky. It’s ME.
Tasty and substantial, it’s more than enough for breakfast.
A HUGE bowl of the perfect blend of Açaí (ah-sigh-ee), yogurt, soy milk, bananas, strawberries and granola – topped with fresh bananas.
But don’t believe me. Check it out yourself and you’ll see why the Keys Cafe is THE place to get started. You may be able to save the world.
Besides their signature Açaí Bowl, you’ll find even more smoothies made with real fruit, breakfast sandwiches and burritos, salads and sandwiches. Like their famous Grilled Cheese Sandwich. With Pesto. Yum. Oh yeah, and coffee.
The ambiance tops it all off in a classic Tahoe cabin. New owners, Joe and Azi, know what fuels our passion. Good food, local art, music, and free wifi Internet access.
Tahoe Keys Cafe (behind the car wash)
2279 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Shore
To go orders and catering available (530) 542-3800
Click here to visit their website
What is the Açaí berry?
The açaí berry is considered to be nature’s perfect food. Açaí (ah-sigh-ee) is the high-energy berry of a special Amazon palm tree.
Harvested in the rain forests of Brazil, açaí tastes like a vibrant blend of berries and chocolate. Açaí is packed full of antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, amino acids and essential fatty acids.
Brazilians have used the açaí berry over the years for digestive and skin conditions. There have been claims that juice made from açaí aids in weight loss, the lowering of cholesterol and an increase in energy.
What really sets the açaí berry apart from other known berries is their antioxidant substance. Studies have revealed that açaí has up to 33 times more antioxidant than red wine grapes. Research has shown that antioxidants are crucial to strengthening the body’s ability to fight disease.