The phrase ‘healthy dessert’ strikes most people as an unachievable meal goal. However, if you have a sweet tooth, Vegas local restaurant Fruits and Roots can provide you with a dessert that will benefit your health. There are two Fruits and Roots locations in Las Vegas. One location on Sunset and the other on Blue Diamond, both of which are on the Western side of town. Each location allows for dining in, takeout, and has a drive-thru for healthy eating on the go.
This eatery offers diners many nutritious menu options such as wellness bowls, wraps, super-food soups, acai bowls (marketed as healthy desserts), and nutrient dense snacks. They also have a plethora of healthy drink selections such as cold-pressed juice, nut mylks™, wellness shots, smoothies, espresso blends, kombucha, iced tea, and lemonade.
One dessert option at Fruits and Roots is their fresh-made acai bowls. With six different options to choose from, there is sure to be a bowl to suit any craving. Acai is common in the world of health food and has grown in popularity since research on its health benefits debuted. One of the most significant benefits of acai berries includes their high content levels of anthocyanins, a form of plant antioxidants that help eliminate damaging free radicals in the body. Free-radicals are unstable molecules within the body that can damage cells, causing cancer and heart disease. These form in the body after an overabundance of UV exposure, after contact with hazardous chemicals, and when there is inflammation in the body. While free-radicals can be scary in large amounts, the antioxidants found in acai berries act as stabilizers for those free radicals, reducing the chances of developing health defects.
As someone with a sweet tooth, I am often apprehensive of healthier dessert options because I fear they will not be good. After ordering an Island Bowl™ (acai bowl) from Fruits and Roots, I was blown away by its amazing quality and sweet, decadent flavor. The base of the bowl is a thick-blended creamy mix of acai juice, banana, strawberry, and coconut water, layered on a crunchy homemade vanilla almond granola. They top this acai bowl with loads of fresh seasonal fruit including strawberries, bananas, and blueberries sprinkled with a soft, sweet coconut topping. So, in addition to the health benefits one receives from acai, the consumption of other nutrient-dense fruits packs this treat full of health advantages.
The atmosphere at Fruits and Roots is welcoming, workers are kind and well read on the well-being their food can bring to consumers. Not only does this restaurant promote healthy diets through their fresh innovative dishes, but they also promote environmental health. Dishes and drinks at Fruits and Roots are served in recyclable containers and glass bottles to be left at the door for sanitization to keep trash out of landfills, and the Earth a clean and happy place. I recommend Fruits and Roots to all diners who are seeking a dessert that is both advantageous to health and satisfying to the soul.