NFL Mom Launches Acai Bowl Business In Middle River – CBS Baltimore

MIDDLE RIVER, Md. (WJZ) – Throughout his football career, Deonte Harris always had to have his favorite fruit-based bowls and smoothies to get him through his workouts.

“He had a trainer who introduced him to smoothie bowls, açaí bowls,” said Lisa Harty, his mother.

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But when he moved from Middle River to New Orleans to become a wide receiver for the Saints, he couldn’t get the type of bowls he liked.

“We couldn’t find it the same way we could get them here. Like, they would add coconut milk or almond milk, and we didn’t like it that way,” Harty said.

So Harty started making inventing new recipes for her son to make.

But they become than just a meal for her son.

“I had a neighbor… ‘Can I get a bowl? Are you selling bowls?’ ‘No, I sell cakes. I don’t sell bowls.’ So then I finally said, ‘OK, I’ll sell you a bowl,’” she recalled.

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