I recently visited La Juiceria Superfoods at Verve® Shops Mon’t Kiara, there also have another branch in Avenue K. If you’ve ever been to Goodness Greens Cafe in TTDI you can expect a similar menu.
Select from an array of vegan Soups, Signature Salads, Superbowls, Wraps, Pastas, Supersnacks, Smoothie Bowls and of course Power Breakfasts. Alternatively, should your taste buds feel especially creative you may opt for Build-Your-Own Gourmet Salads. All to be paired with their signature cold-pressed juices, Organic Coffee or Premium Tea.
The restaurant operates from 8.00am – 10.00pm daily. In Conjunction with Marie Claire’s 31 days transformation this January, one of my New Year’s Resolution is to start eating healthier. I wasn’t going to go on a crash diet, I wanted a lasting resolution, so instead of cutting out certain foods I am going to try healthier menu options and see how I feel after that.
I often feel tired, sleepy and lethargic after my lunch break. I find that this is due to rich, fried foods or foods high in carbohydrates. For example I know the foods that will put me to sleep right after lunch, char kuey teow, banana leaf rice, pasta carbonara, fried chicken (KFC), nasi lemak all these foods makes me feel lethargic after lunch. I find that I was more energetic fuelling on just coffee and an empty stomach. Then I started to be more selective of the foods I would consume during lunch, and also cut my portions in half. I find that this really helped me to keep my energy levels high all day long. So when I tried out the new La Juiceria Superfoods cafe you can say, I found my perfect balance.
Acai Berry Bowl 449.7 kCal
Prior to my visit to La Juiceria Superfoods, as ashamed as I am to admit this, I have never tried a smoothie bowl. Yes, I saw the Instagram posts, the craze went on for months. But I never got around the trying it. Boy, was I missing out. I must say I’m a non-believer in healthy foods, always thinking in my mind that it won’t taste good. I was expecting a sour low fat yoghurt with some fresh fruits on top kinda taste. And I was wrong. It’s like ice-cream in a bowl, cooling with every mouthful, you’ll want to keep going back for more. They blend Acai Berry from Brazil, bananas, virgin coconut oil, La Juiceria Almond Mylk, and maple syrup together to create a smooth texture. The Acai bowl is topped with fresh strawberry, bananas, cacao nibs, premium granolas, bee pollen, desiccated coconut and chia seeds. It was heaven and I was addicted, much like the hundreds of #smoothiebowl photos I saw on instagram..
Organic Coffee Americano
I’m a coffee drinker, and when I was asked if I wanted coffee or juice? I jumped at ordering an Americano. My hot Americano was served with a side of chlorophyll water. I usually drink my coffee with sugar, but since no sugar was serve I decided it’s ok to go without sugar and enjoyed the taste of the pure coffee. Summer from La Juiceria explained that chlorophyll water aids in digestions and gets rid of coffee breath. It sure did the work as I had fresh minty breath afterwards.
The Herb Chicken Brekkie is a signature dish. This wholesome breakfast has a great combination of chicken breast with seasonal herbs, sunny side up egg, roasted baby potatoes, high fiber bread and salad. The power breakfast is accompanied by a side salad – cherry tomatoes, cauliflowers, sweet potatoes and warm Thai red coconut curry. This was delicious, and really filling that between the 2 of us we only managed to eat half. The grilled chicken was tender, and marinated very well.
The Bangkok Salad 339 kCal.
I hate how when you’re eating healthy all you can eat is salad. After a while it starts to get boring and I’ll start feeling like i’m on a rabbit diet. But the Bangkok salad totally changed my perception of salads, and it made me rethink that I might be the one ordering or preparing the boring tasteless salads. This salad was delicious, the dressing was rich and creamy, the roasted pumpkin was tasty paired with the red curry dressing it was the perfect salad.This is La Juiceria Superfoods’s Signature Salad, tossed together freshly with ingredients such as grilled chicken thigh, romaine lettuce, red cabbage, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, carrots, roasted pumpkin, fried shallots with red curry dressing. This is the best salad i’ve ever eaten.
The Nasi Lemak Wrap 635 kCal
Their delicious healthier version, the Nasi Lemak Wrap contains grilled chicken thigh, kampong egg, ikan bilis, cucumber, Quinoa, tomatoes, Japanese cucumber, nuts, Romaine lettuce and virgin coconut oil. To add in that extra kick, they included an authentic side serving of sambal, nuts and ikan bilis.
This is a stella dish, one that I crave. The wrap taste exactly like nasi lemak. The crunchy ikan bilis, sambal, bolied egg and cumber slices were the perfect combination. I loved it soo much I went back twice that week to buy the wrap. The protion is big, so I had half a wrap for breakfast and half for lunch. It kept me full all day, and eating this version of nasi lemak made me feel energetic all day. The food releases energy slowly,making me more active, and feeling fuller for longer.
If your like me and never been a fan of healthy food you have to pay La Juiceria Superfoods a visit. I promise you, you’ll be surprised by how delicious the food is, and it will change your outlook of healthy eating. Go on give it a try this year.
Some of the health benefits of Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah):
1. A type of wholegrains. It provides essential vitamins, minerals (especially, manganese, phosphorus, copper, magnesium, zinc) and fibre, which keep us fuller and more satisfied. It also help to regulate the digestive system and prevent constipation.
2. Gluten-free. It has higher amount of antioxidants compare with other gluten-free grains, such as rice, corn, potato flour.
3. One of the few plants provides complete protein, containing nine essential amino acids. (100g cooked quinoa provides 4.4g protein)
4. Diabetes friendly grains – low glycaemic index
La Juiceria Superfoods
G-2 Verve Shops Mont Kiara,
No 8, Jalan Kiara 5, Mont Kiara
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 8.00am – 10.00pm daily
Tel: +603-6206 1663
Avenue K Shopping Mall
C-15, Concourse Level,
156, Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 7.00am – 10.00pm