Acai Bowls at Henry's Sweet Retreats

With 3 teenage/early twenty-aged daughters, Acai bowls have become a “thing” in our house. They’re healthy, good to eat and provide a little bit of sweetness. We like them so much that it seems like every trip we take, or place we go, we seek out Acai bowls! We noticed however, that there we no Acai bowls in Bethesda! Because I own a sweets shop, and because everyone in my family wanted me to fill the need for Acai bowls in Bethesda – we decided to offer the healthy alternative to a mid-day snack (or anytime for that matter). Equally important, we wanted to cater to all those Bethesda people who don’t eat sweets! While we can’t imagine a life without sweets, we did want to offer a healthy option!  After several months of trying recipes, figuring out serving sizes, containers and marketing material, we finally did it!

Acai Bowls are now available at Henry’s Sweet Retreat – and boy, are they good! Come in and find out for yourself!

We offer not one, but FOUR different Acai bowls. In fact, we have four unique recipes for the bases and each bowl includes different toppings.  They are all healthy, and delicious alternatives to a meal or snack. Please check out our delicious Acai bowl concoctions below.

Size: We have two sizes of Acai Bowls.

  • 10 oz, for $8.50, and
  • 15 oz, for $11.00


This is my favorite with the sweetness of berries and banana. It’s crunchy and deliciously refreshing!

Base: Organic Acai, strawberries, blueberries, banana and pineapple juice

Topping: homemade granola, banana, strawberries and blueberries


This bowl is a favorite of runners, hikers, and gym rats. It’s a great picker-upper!

Base: Organic Acai, banana, apple, greek yogurt base

Topping: coconut, pepita seeds, blueberries and banana


Appropriately named, nut lovers are crazy about this bowl. The combination of nuts, oats and almond milk hit home!

Base: Organic Acai, mixed berries, banana, rolled oats and almond milk

Topping: toasted almonds, banana, blueberries and agave


This bowl is a kid favorite, though plenty of adults enjoy too! The benefits of acai, blueberries and peanut butter are hard to resist!

Base: Organic Acai, blueberries, banana, and almond milk

Topping: banana, homemade granola, coconut, chocolate chunks and peanut butter

Want more? Everyone has a favorite, but adding toppings make it your own. Pick your bowl and let us know if you want to add any of the following:

Extra Toppings: coconut, peanut butter, homemade granola, chocolate chunks, Pepita seeds, goji berries, strawberries, blueberries and banana   $.50 each

Be the first. Tempting, right? Come on by the store and select a bowl. You’ll see why we love them so much! And then go back and tell your friends and neighbors. We sure appreciate it.

Patty Craver
Owner, Henry’s Sweet Retreat