Health

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PITAYA :

Pitaya was first discovered in Central America centuries ago and has traveled to all corners of the globe.  Early missionaries brought Pitaya to Asia where it has since been renamed and is more commonly known as Dragon Fruit. Pitaya is an exotic low sugar fruit and an excellent source of antioxidants, magnesium, vitamin B and fiber.  Pitaya’s natural color is vibrant pink.  Not only is Pitaya delicious but also in a Banzai Bowl makes for a meal that will leave you with enough energy to conquer the day! It’s Organic!

ACAI (AH-SIGH-EE):

Acai is an indigenous berry commonly found in the rain forests of the Amazon. It is one of the healthiest berries you will ever find – so antioxidant-rich it is known as a healing, immune-stimulating and energy-boosting fruit. Some of Acai’s amazing health benefits include: a source of healthy omega fatty acids, high in anthocyanin’s which improves heart health, helps digestion, promotes skin health, aids in weight loss, increased energy and stamina, anti-aging effects and high in Vitamin C. Who wouldn’t want to have all those amazing health benefits in a bowl of deliciousness? At Banzai Bowls there is a long list of options to blend Acai with a variety of fruits, vegetables and other delicious additives. Or if you want 100% acai then you can order the ‘Shoyo Bowl’!   Surely you will be satisfied and feel healthy if you eat a Banzai Bowl from the Original Banzai Bowls morning, noon or night! It’s Organic! We are open until 8pm and close Sundays at 7pm!

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HEMP MILK:

Hemp milk is a non-dairy beverage that is smooth and creamy with a nutty flavor. Made from the hemp seed, it’s a great source of plant-based nutrition including Omega’s 3 and 6 and essential amino acids.  Hemp milk also includes these healthy nutrients: Vitamin A, D, E, B12, folic acid, magnesium, iron, zinc and all 10 essential amino acids. Hemp Milk is a great choice to add to any Banzai Bowl.

BEE POLLEN:

Bee pollen is the pollen ball that has been packed by worker honeybees into pellets.  It is considered one of nature’s most completely nourishing foods as it contains nearly all nutrients required by humans. Bee pollen is richer in proteins than any animal source. Other health benefits that adding bee pollen to a Banzai Bowl can give you are: enhanced energy, skin soother (irritations/psoriasis/eczema), it can boost your respiratory system (helps with asthma), treats allergies, good for your digestive system, immune system booster and supports cardiovascular system. A sprinkle of bee pollen on a Banzai Bowl will do your body good. At Banzai Bowls we locally source our Bee pollen! It is raw!

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GOJI BERRIES:

Goji berries are the most nutritionally dense fruit on Earth. Native to the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet and Mongolia, the goji berry is now grown in many other countries as well.   They grow on an evergreen shrub found in temperate and subtropical regions. They contain compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and have long been used in traditional Chinese medicine. Goji berries are very high in vitamin C and have 15 times amount of iron than spinach. Goji berries are said to aid in the treatment and/or prevention of health issues including: Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, fatigue, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and liver disease. Adding goji berries to a smoothie or a Banzai Bowl is a great way to boost your day in a healthy way!

MACA:

Native to the Andes Mountains, maca is the super food of one of the oldest civilizations on earth – the Incas and Peruvians.

It’s a root, high in vitamins, it improves blood flow, is an energy booster, helps restore red blood cells, balances hormones and boosts libido. For centuries people have been using it for everything from enhancing their fertility to boosting their immune system, but most people simply love the non-caffeinated burst of energy they get from putting maca in their smoothies or bowls. With no toxicity levels and rich vitality benefits, anyone can consume maca – kids, pregnant women, nursing women and the elderly. Adding it to a Banzai Bowl will surely give you more than enough energy for a days work or play -whatever it is on your to-do list for the day!

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HEMP PROTEIN SEEDS:

Hemp is an excellent protein source for vegetarians and vegans. Hemp, which has been consumed for centuries, contains several essential nutrients for the body. Foods can be classified as complete, partial, or incomplete sources of proteins. In order for a food to be classified as complete, it must contain all eight essential amino acids. Hemp is considered a complete protein because it contains all 8 essential amino acids to meet the bodies needs. Other health benefits include: easy to digest (unlike soy & whey protein), dissolves easily so it’s readily accessible for the body to use, a source of good fats, heightens and maintains energy and is an anti inflammatory. Adding hemp to your Banzai Bowl is a great choice if you have just worked out or plan on working out!

CHIA SEED:

Aztecs first used chia seeds. The Chia seeds that Banzai Bowls uses are 100% certified organic, kosher, non-GMO, gluten free, vegan and raw. Chia seeds are known as a super seed. They are super energizing, high in omega’s, fiber and protein rich. Athletes, hikers and health enthusiasts use chia seeds. Additional health benefits include: regulates blood sugar, helps against heart disease and type-e diabetes and high in calcium (bone health).

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CACAO NIBS:

Cacao nibs are nature’s chocolate chips – peeled and crumbled from whole cacao beans. Crunchy cacao nibs provide pure chocolate flavor and they’re a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber.   Try adding them to any Banzai Bowl for a chocolaty flavor that you will love. Hint: paired with fresh raspberries is a Banzai Bowl made in heaven.

GRANOLA:

A good granola on your Banzai Bowl is a must. At Banzai Bowls our granola is a hemp flaxseed granola that is Gluten free, nut free and rich in fiber. The ingredients in our Granola are known to help prevent heart disease and type-2 diabetes and lower cholesterol. The crunch with the smooth Banzai Bowl goes together like bread and butter!

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HONEY:

Banzai Bowls is proud to use raw honey from a local bee farm! Honey contains nutrients and enzymes that have a variety of health benefits and medical uses. Manufacturers process most of the honey you find in grocery stores. But many people do not know that heating the honey removes any unwanted crystallization, therefore, removing and destroying many beneficial antioxidants and bacteria in the process. This is why we use raw honey to top each and every bowl. It’s the best! Raw honey is a good source of antioxidants, which help to protect your body from cell damage due to free radicals. Free radicals contribute to the aging process and may also contribute to the development of chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Raw honey is also filled with Phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are compounds found in plants that help protect the plant from harm. They also provide both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, which help you maintain good health. Each Banzai Bowl is made with a whole lot of love and topped with the best honey for your body!

FLAX SEED:

Flax seeds are nutritionally unique and offer us health benefits not found across the board within the seeds food group. They have a combination of 3 features that are a factor in unique health benefits. Flaxseeds actually come out number one as a source of omega-3s! The second unique feature of flaxseed is its lignans. Lignans are fiber like compounds. They also provide antioxidant protection due to their structure as polyphenols. The third unique feature is their mucilage or gum content. This refers to the water soluble, gel-forming fiber that can provide special support to the intestinal tract. Because of these 3 amazing benefits flaxseeds are believed to provide your body the following benefits: cardiovascular benefits, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, cancer prevention and digestive health. An excellent choice to sprinkle on your favorite Banzai Bowl or add to your favorite smoothie!

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PEANUT BUTTER:

Peanut butter is good for your health – it is high in protein and the healthy oils help with weight loss, diabetes and even Alzheimer’s disease. Other reasons you may want to add peanut butter to your favorite Banzai Bowl is because your heart loves peanuts, it may reduce colon cancer in women, prevent gallstones, lower type 2 diabetes and it is high in valuable nutrition. At Banzai Bowls our peanut butter is all natural. Peanuts and salt that’s all! It is made without hydrogenated oils and 0g of fatty acids. Don’t think peanut butter is just for school lunches! Friendly suggestion: If you love peanut butter order the Da Kine!

ALMOND BUTTER:

Banzai Bowls almond butter is just roasted almonds! The almonds are carefully roasted and then ground into a sweet creamy spoonful spread. This gentle processing allows the almonds to maintain their nutritional value. All –natural, smooth and unsalted and non-GMO! Among nuts, almonds are the most nutritionally dense. One tablespoon of almond butter contains as much protein as you get from the same quantity of meat. It is an excellent source of fiber, which helps digestion and nourishes tissues. For all you almond butter lovers out there order the Ala Moana bowl and you will be beyond satisfied!

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ALMOND MILK:

At Banzai Bowls our almond milk is made from real California almonds. It is a delicious creamy alternative to dairy and soymilk – since our shops are dairy and soy free! It is a lactose free milk alternative with no saturated fat and no cholesterol, it’s calcium enriched and contains half the calories of 2% milk. Add it to your favorite smoothie or Banzai Bowl for a creamy smooth flavor!

COCONUT MILK:

Coconuts are highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals including iron and phosphorus. Unlike cow’s milk, coconut milk is lactose free so can be used as a milk substitute if you are lactose intolerant! Try something new by adding tasty and nutritious coconut milk to your Banzai Bowl or smoothie. It is fortified with the proper balance of magnesium and Vitamin D for optimal calcium absorption.

HINT: We hear that coconut-consuming cultures around the world have lower incidence of heart disease than Americans.

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POMEGRANATE JUICE:

Our pomegranate juice is antioxidant rich, 100% juice, fresh squeezed/not from concentrate, has no preservatives or artificial anything, no sugar added, is organic and kosher. It is prepared from premium, organically grown, tree-ripened fruit. Pomegranate juice is a rich source of vitamin C and antioxidants, not to mention fiber and anti-inflammatory properties. Studies show that drinking pomegranate juice can help protect against disease, like certain cancers and Alzheimer’s. Pair your favorite Banzai Bowl or smoothie with pomegranate juice for a healthy boost to your body!

GUAVA JUICE:

The guavas that we use for our juice at Banzai Bowls are sun-ripened to perfection and full of essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals. We use a 100% fruit juice that is low in fat and rich in Vitamin C, which makes it a perfect choice for your favorite smoothie or Banzai Bowl. 100% natural, pasteurized, no preservatives, no sugar added, no artificial colors, naturally low in fat and very low in sodium. Drinking guava juice may be known to assist in weight loss, prevent diabetes, improve eyesight, prevent certain cancers and provide the immune system a huge boost in antioxidants. HINT: Adding guava juice and cacao nibs to any Banzai Bowl or smoothie are SO good!

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PINEAPPLE JUICE:

Banzai Bowls uses 100% pineapple juice from the 50th state! It is non-GMO and an excellent source of vitamin C, A & E. It is naturally sweet and kosher. Additional health benefits include: anti-inflammatory properties, anti-cancer properties, heart benefits, cataract prevention and asthma prevention. Pineapple juice is loaded with benefits and it’s delicious too! Adding pineapple juice to your favorite Banzai Bowl or smoothie will leave you feeling like you are on a tropical island! – Our favorite place to be!