LocalHood guest writers: Symphony of the smoothie bowl

Contributing writer tells us of his first time with a smoothie bowl.

Just a smoothie in a bowl? Just a smoothie in a bowl. My dear readers, it’s so much more than “just a smoothie in a bowl.” My first encounter with this new phenomenon taking the social media circuit by storm was in Bali. Quaintly positioned in the back streets of a bustling neighborhood I sat down in the cozily humid eating house, setting aside my usual pickiness I ordered the first thing I could.

As the waitress brought my bowl over, not knowing what to expect I gazed at the ever so delicately laid fruit and grains with longing eyes, I picked up the now warm spoon and began my first scoop, savoring that precious moment of anticipation before that first bite into uncharted culinary territory. Oh, what that first bite is. The fruits, lain like kaleidoscopic feathers on the wings of an angel, resting gently on the yogurt & coconut water below, flavors mingling in a seductive pas de deux.