Located just a seven-minute drive from ‘Iolani School, HiBlend Health Bar & Cafe is the best place for an ‘Iolani student to experience a healthy and refreshing snack. Focusing on using fresh, organic, and locally made ingredients, HiBlend serves salads, sandwiches, smoothies, and their best-seller: the acai bowl.
At the entrance to the cafe, a picture of the acai bowl entices customers to come in. Visitors’ expectations were high for one of Hawaii’s favorite foods, and HiBlend’s presentation was fantastic. The HiBlend Acai Bowl, priced at $11.50, consisted of abundant tropical fruits, such as bananas, fresh pineapple and kiwi, arranged over a layer of well-blended smoothie, until the bowl was almost overflowing. Strawberries and granola added a vibrant color and crunch. Aside from the regular HiBlend Acai Bowl, other variations included the Dragon Bowl and the Aloha Bowl that incorporated dragon fruit, coconut and mango.
Just like its perfect presentation, the taste of this acai bowl was splendid. At first taste, the acai bowl was too sugary and sour. However, after a few more spoonfuls, the flavor became more savory. Visiting this popular place at noon is preferable, as fewer people visit HiBlend at this time. The ambiance is equally memorable as the food, with calm music, a well-organized menu board, and good lighting.
The wonderful flavor of fruits and health benefits is an unforgettable experience to everyone who have visited HiBlend. Head over to HiBlend and try it!