The Mad Beet

Over the past two years my lazy Sundays have been dedicated to one thing and one thing only: acai bowl breakfasts on the beach. Now I’m not talking about any old acai bowl, oh no. I’m talking about rich organic acai blended to perfection, topped with ever-crunchy granola, juicy strawberries, banana slices, and a dollop of creamy peanut butter. While you may have had this combination before, I promise you the Beyoncai bowl does it better–much like the icon it was named after.

This one-of-a-kind treat can be found at the Mad Beet in Pacific Beach, where creativity flows out of the blender and onto the walls. From Jennifer Cantalopez to Green Latifah and Billy Ray Citrus, you will not be disappointed by the selection of fresh fruit blends and even fresher puns!

I love taking my Beyoncai bowl to-go so I can enjoy it with my toes buried in the warm sand at the beach. Between the sweet taste of the honey drizzle and the salty air of the ocean, there’s no better way to unwind.

Making it to the beach before the acai melts, however, is a bit of an adventure. I like to use the Mad Beet’s call ahead service so that my bowl is ready and waiting for me by the time I get there.

Traffic on Garnet Ave can be a little tricky, so this tends to be a two-person operation. The best way to go about it is to have the driver pull up to the store while the passenger jumps out 007 style to retrieve the acai. Then, it becomes a race against the clock to find beachside parking before the bowl melts. While this may sound stressful, it’s all in good fun. No matter how long it takes, or how melted your bowl gets, I promise your granola will be safe from sogginess. It’s just that good.

Next time you’re considering laying in bed and watching Netflix while spooning off-brand cereal into your mouth in the dark on a Sunday morning, don’t. Instead, enjoy a little sunshine and vitamin sea paired with the best acai in town. You won’t regret it!

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