You haven’t ordered one of Steam Energy Cafe’s acaí bowls yet because you don’t know how to pronounce it? Calm down. You’re not alone.

Acaí (articulated ‘ah-sah-EE’ for those who wish to avoid embarrassment) is the queen of all superfoods. Once betrothed to the smoothie, this tasty Brazilian fruit is packed with antioxidants, calcium, fiber, and heart-healthy fats. We know these vibrant violet bowls have been crowding your Instagram feed with what can only be described as a sister to sorbet. Thanks to Niche, now they are accessible in Worcester.

Steam Energy Cafe’s Tropic Thunder acai bowl

Steam’s Tropic Thunder acaí bowl marries mango, pineapple, and cold pressed apple juice topped with housemade (gluten-free) granola, honey, pineapple, goji berries, and shaved coconut. Order a 20 oz. peppermint tea to prime your brain for a magical morning. Mint is both chipper and soothing when paired with punchy citrus and tropical fruit. The cooling qualities of peppermint will suit your frozen acaí bowl while maintaining the temperate warmth required to avoid an ice cream headache.

If you don’t have time to linger then, order a fruit-forward Berry Banana Colada with your tea and make haste. There’s plenty of parking if you need to grab and go, but Steam’s wifi is free, so have at it! The smooth combination of strawberry, banana, pineapple, and coconut water will prove easy to take on the road.

If clean living is in your sights this month, we urge you to fit Steam’s herbal tea, smoothies, and acaí bowls into your routine. (Relax. They’ve got caffeine and bacon for the rest of us.)

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Spavia Natick, MA