6 Stunning Smoothie Bowls That Taste As Good As They Look
Guilt-free desserts might have been a myth, but we’ve uncovered a new wave of healthy desserts that breathes new life to the phrases ‘guilt-free indulgence’. Made with a whole lot of healthy ingredients and embellished with even more of these nourishing toppings, you can now enjoy a sweet treat without putting a dent in your fitness plan. And the best part of all, these smoothie bowls make for a wholesome dessert that’s as easy on the eyes as they are on your waist. So go forth and indulge (in moderation of course).
1. Project Acai
Grab the Original Flower Bowl ($6.80 for a handy size), where their signature acai base is topped with a slew of nutrients-packed ingredients like bee pollen, cacao nibs, chia seeds and goji berries. Refreshingly light and cooling, it’s like digging into a power-packed healthy sundae that doesn’t compromise on taste (and appearance).
2. Absolute Acai
If you’re as obsessed as this health superfood like us, then you’ll like the Signature Bowl ($9.50 for medium) from Absolute Acai. Their acai base comes a little runnier, which was understandable when we found out that they blend their acai with guarana base with fresh apples, bananas and coconut water to lend a subtle natural sweetness. We also like that their toppings don’t require a jaw-workout – the bee pollen, cacao nibs, various seeds, granola and coconut flakes weren’t overly crunchy and made for a healthy and easy-to-eat dessert.
Address: 3 Pickering Street, #01-38, Singapore 048660
Phone: +65 6224 4088
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 10am – 8:30pm
Okay we lied. The Cocowhip from Sarnies isn’t exactly a smoothie bowl per se, but this guilt-free, organic and vegan-friendly soft serve made from pure coconut that’s apparently 97% fat free deserves a mention. Not just because they taste good, but they look pretty drool-worthy as well. We had the Cocowhip Breakfast Bowl ($10) (c’mon ice cream as breakfast food how could we say no???), which was served in a rustic bowl piled with fruit salad, nuts and a wolfberry medley. The soft serve was mild with notes of coconut running through, perfect for an unconventional hearty and healthy breakfast/ dessert.
Address: 136 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068601
Phone: +65 6224 6091
Opening Hours: Mon – Tue: 7:30am – 10:30pm; Wed – Fri: 7:30am – 11:30pm; Sat – Sun: 8:30am – 4pm
4. A Poke Theory
A Poke Theory might be making noise in the food scene for their delicious poke creations, but their smoothie bowls are creating a quiet stir as well. To put it plainly, they look good and taste even better – at least for the Blackberry Binge ($6) that we had. You would have never guessed that the smooth creamy base was made with frozen bananas, with tart raspberries and blackberries thrown in to lend it a deep red hue. Studded with blueberries, pomegranate, cashews and quinoa puffs, you’ll want to grab of these the next time your sweet craving kicks in.
5. Seed And Soil
Taking root in the heart of Tanjong Pagar Plaza is Seed And Soil, a new-age stall dedicated to serving the healthiest and most nourishing of food. Their clean and modern interior stands out from the slew of traditional eateries in the area, while appropriately reflecting their wholesome offerings. We had the recommended Cacao Warrior smoothie bowl ($12 for large) which claimed to boost energy levels and enhance mood. Frozen bananas were blended into a creamy base with raw cacao, peanut butter and almond milk, making for a naturally smooth and chocolatey treat that paired nicely with the wide variety of toppings – from coconut flakes to melon balls.
Seed And Soil
Address: 1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, #01-22, 082001
Phone: +65 9644 0752
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 8am – 8pm; Sat: 10am – 5pm
6. Haakon Superfoods & Juice
Sure, bingsus are good. But they can get overly sweet and rich really quickly. So if you’re looking for a light alternative, try the vibrant Pink Pitaya & Chia Bowl ($12.90 for large). As part of their superfood smoothie bowl menu, their pink pitaya blend is layered with a base of chia parfait and topped with their housemade granola and fruits for a jumble of textures, making it perfect for a guilt free indulgence.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visits and paid its own meals at the stalls featured here.