The Mother City can never have too many health-conscious eateries. With the hiking, swimming, surfing and cycling lifestyle Capetonians are known for, healthier eating options is never going out of fashion.
A stunning addition is District 6’s new “The Electric” Nut and Juice Bar – draped in a gorgeous eye-catching coat of electric yellow and furnished with distinctive raw and industrial touches, this trendy cafe definitely stands out from the crowd.
The bright coloured paint is not the only thing that makes this hip eatery stand out, their menu brings us an array of healthy protein-packed nut milks and juices that are a must-try.
Not familiar with nut milk?
Nut milks are a blessing to vegans and the lactose intolerant alike. Consisting of various types of nuts, pulverised and mixed with water to create a white milk-like substance that is said to have a number of health benefits, while being a blessing to your tastebuds.
The Electric serves homemade unsweetened nut milks which offer the best of all the benefits mentioned below.
Notable delights on their nut milk bar menu include the Almond Cocoa, with almond milk, coconut oil, cinnamon, vanilla, dates, salt and cocoa or the Cashew Macha, with cashew milk, macho and maple syrup.
And if you’re in the mood for something more hearty, there are sandwiches with delicious fillings, in the form of salmon and cream cheese bagel or pastrami, pickles and mustard or mozarella, tomato and basil.
They are open for breakfast and lunch and plan to be open for longer in the summer and include a Sunday brunch we see a bright and somewhat nutty future ahead for this fun food stop.
Health benefits of nut milks include:
– Almond milk has less than half the calories of skimmed cows milk, zero cholesterol and very low in saturated fat. This is an ideal alternative for weight loss.
– Coconut milk is a great milk alternative for healthy fats that are said to increase energy and help burn fat.
– Cashew milk is packed with protein, Vitamin D, B12 and calcium.
– Hazelnut milk is a decadent yet healthy treat, rich in vitamin A, D, E and high in protein.
Pictures: The Electric