Looking for a trendy, delicious and healthy meal option? Siena Fresh has you covered with their new açai bowls.
Açai (ah-sigh-EE) is a purplish berry loaded with antioxidants and vitamins. It also has only 70 calories per cup. Mix it up with other healthy ingredients and you have tons of nutrition and energy in one delicious meal.
Siena’s açai bowls are made fresh every day, and are available at Starbucks, Casey’s, and Bernie’s C-Store. They’re proving really popular, so stop by earlier rather than later in the day to get yours. The pureed açai base, peanut butter, and gluten free granola are all house made. Check out these options:
Açai base, granola, peanut butter, coconut, bananas, strawberries, blueberries
(The Siena Fresh team named this one after their Senior Director Rachel Miller, who is always encouraging new menu ideas!)
Açai base, Nutella, Fluff, graham crackers, chocolate chips, chocolate pudding, mini marshmallows
Açai base, granola, peanut butter, protein powder, flax meal, blueberries, strawberries
Açai base, granola, banana pudding, dried bananas, coconut, Siena sprinkles, fresh banana
Executive Chef Ulrich Weil tested açai bowl recipes this summer and came up with the creative concoctions that were introduced on campus in September. Sous Chef Rosie Puello-Martinez assembles the bowls each morning in the Massry kitchen in Snyder Hall, (which is also the bakery and prep kitchen for all Siena’s house-made bakery items and convenience foods such as Minute Meals and Fresh to Go.)
“The açai bowls have added a fun twist to the program, and I look forward to building more flavor combinations over time, with student feedback!” said Puello-Martinez. “Siena Fresh is my home away from home and our team is dedicated to making Siena students happy.”
Miller praised her as “tremendously gifted and truly a pleasure to work with.”
“Rosie not only runs her programs well, but consistently offers to help anywhere she is needed. She embodies the culture of the Siena Fresh team, which is one that respects our students and their needs, and is part of a campus wide family network that helps anytime, anywhere.”