The raw food revolution has made its way to Cape Town, with an increasing number of people wanting to explore alternative healthy options as opposed to the usual burger and chips.

The healthy food lifestyle has become a popular trend in the city, with the organic markets, plant-based restaurants and alternative food options available.

Smoothie or Acai bowls are known for their picture-perfect appearance but are also packed with fruits, vegetables, seeds and superfoods that provide an optimum source of vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and proteins. It is an option that provides your body with a suitable amount of nutrients.

Not limited to a breakfast option, smoothie bowls also offer a healthier option for those with a sweet tooth when served with nut butter or raw cacao.

 

Here is a list of places to head to for a deliciously healthy smoothie bowl:

1.Scheckters Raw 

Scheckters Rawe is a restaurant that is known for its inventive vegan and vegetarian options along with its superfood filled smoothie bowls.

With five options of different smoothie bowls on offer that include raw organic ingredients, like the ‘Kashew King’ made up of cashews, almond butter, almond milk, dates, organic mesquite pea protein, dehydrated banana, pecan granola, fresh mango and chia seeds. It is a nutty and flavoursome dish amongst the alternative vibrant, sweet and greens only options.

Contact: 021 434

Address: 98 Regent Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town,

Website: www.schecktersraw.com

2.Nourish’d 

Nourish’d is a café and juicery located in Gardens and Observatory, it promotes conscious and sustainable living with its seasonal menu.

Freshly pressed juices and seven different options of smoothie bowls are available. The cheeky names such as ‘makin me cocoa’ and ‘bladdy blazin berries’ showcase the flavours included in the dish. The ‘Gone green’ smoothie bowl includes avocado, kale, frozen banana, hemp protein, fresh ginger, dates, homemade almond milk and topped with homemade granola.

Contact: 064 755 2431

Address: 177 Kloof Street, Ground Floor, Gardens  and 186 lower main road, Observatory.

Website: www.nourishd.co.za

 

 

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3. Raw and Roxy

Raw and Roxy is a gourmet vegan restaurant and a winner of the Condé Nast Gourmet award for the best wellness and vitality restaurant in South Africa.

It provides a fresh dining experience for all as the whole menu is vegan-friendly. A smoothie bowl available is the ‘Morning glory’  made with red berry smoothie, chia seed pudding, dehydrated granola and cashew vanilla milk.

Contact: 079 599 6277

Address: 38 Hout Street The Corner Of Hout and, Burg St, Cape Town City Centre,

Website: www.facebook.com/rawandroxy/

 

4. Wild Sprout 

Wild sprout provides a menu that is gluten free, dairy free and does not include refined sugars as it promotes balanced meals.

The restaurant was founded to create healthy treats that are packed with nutritional value. All the packaging that is used is eco-friendly, is either 100% biodegradable or 100% recyclable.

A smoothie bowl option for breakfast is the ‘Matcha magic’ that is packed with avocado, kiwi,Papaya, spinach, lucuma, banana, mint and matcha. The bowl is topped with seasonal fruit,  goji granola and cacao.

Contact: 021 007 3355

Address:  Unit f, 179 Loop St, CBD, Cape Town

Website: www.wild-sprout.co.za

 

5. Orchard on long 

Located on bustling Long Steet, Orchard on long is a café and health bar that is well known for their options of freshly pressed juice as it pioneered the juicing trend since 2013.

A smoothie bowl option to try is the ‘Acai bowl’ made up of 100% organic açai berry pulp, frozen banana, frozen blueberries, almond milk topped with orchard granola, fresh strawberries, green apple slices and dehydrated pineapple.

Contact: 021 424 3781

Address:  211 Long St, Cape Town

Website: www.orchardonlong.co.za

 

 

Picture: Facebook/Nourish’d

Article written by

Ishani Chetty

Ishani is a vegetarian who is passionate about social issues, the environment and current affairs.