The Harvest Bar
15030 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
This past beautiful Sunday, I spent a good amount of time at The Harvest Bar, a little establishment tucked away in the heart of Sherman Oaks. I enjoyed sitting outside with our amazing Cali weather, eating awesome Acai bowls. How could something so good be so healthy!? But it truly is.
The Harvest Bar focuses on fast-casual superfood recipes. This place is my go-to when I’m on the go and I’ve got a sweet tooth. I’ll stop here on my way to the nail salon because it gives me the satisfaction of eating ice cream or gelato, but without the guilt. Not only do I not feel guilty, but I actually feel good eating it because I know that each of the ingredients have essential nutrients.
The concept came about when founder Aric Haut, a former sports software developer was traveling in Brazil, and noticed Acai stands on every corner serving a similar snack. His vision was to bring this idea to life in a way that is quick, healthy, and delicious. Well, he nailed it.
These acai bowls are awesome creations with high-quality ingredients that complement each other so well. These super-foods are literally some of the healthiest and most nutritious foods on our planet, like cacao, goji berries, and bee pollen.
First up, we tried the Super Greens and PB & Banana Acai bowl. I wanted to try the Super Greens because I was curious to see how they could make a blend of organic acai, kale, spinach, spirulina, banana, dates, chia seeds, and apple juice taste good. “Was it tasty?” you ask. Yes, Yes and Yes!! The acai blend was a dark, rich, green hue blended to smooth perfection. Aside from the color, you would never guess that you are eating vegetables. Topped with pumpkin seeds, strawberries, banana, pineapple, bee pollen, and goji berries.
The second acai bowl is one of their most popular, called the PB & banana. This one is made from organic acai, peanut butter, banana, hemp protein, dates, and hemp milk, topped with granola, banana, seasonal berries, and cacao nibs. This and the other extremely popular bowl, Super Protein, have the same base, but it’s the toppings that make them different. I can see why they’re so popular, jam packed with protein but delivered to you in a delicious form. Even though the bowls are pretty big, I felt so light after eating it.
Next up was the Butter Coffee…that’s right, you heard me. Coffee mixed with clarified butter and coconut oil. You might think that combo to be strange, I would have too 6 months ago, but a while back my mother kept harping about this thing called the Ketogenic diet. On this diet, you are allowed to, if not recommended to have butter in your coffee. Nevertheless, I was so curious to try this, even though I’m not on that particular diet. Oddly enough, it was actually quite tasty. Not sure if I would recommend this unless you are on that diet, but if you are impartial to the extra calories and want it for the creamy coconutty flavor, than go for it. Still, I have to point out that this is the first place I’ve come across to actually accommodate this new diet trend.
Last but not least, and probably the thing that Haut is most excited for are the savory hot bowls that are rolling out. The bowls consist of cooked quinoa, topped with various vegetables. These hot bowls (along with most of their menu items) are totally vegan! The ingredients are so fresh. It’s truly the perfect meal after a great workout. What I’m most excited for the curry bowl they are coming out with soon. So there’s your scoop on The Harvest Bar. And just for my audience, if you mention “Foodecall” at the cash register, you can buy one bowl (hot or cold bowl) and get one free! But hurry this deal will only last for two weeks from the date of this post. Don’t forget to leave a comment and tell me what you think about it
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