I have to admit that I've been indulging myself with burgers, pizza and ice cream these past few days that I even felt my waistline widen. It's such a perfect timing that Spanky invited me for a healthy meal at Sugarleaf located at the ground floor of Medicard Lifestyle Center. Belonging to a family that's highly prone to heart disease, I find Sugarleaf very intriguing especially since I can't recall enjoying anything healthy while eating out.
I had the wrong first impression that Sugarleaf serves vegetarian dishes. When in fact, Sugarleaf serves healthy food that optimizes organic ingredients and super food which includes free range chickens and other meats, Goody kerif probiotic food and drinks, low glycemic desserts and non-dairy coconot kefir ice cream.
Sugarleaf Makati is composed of three floors. The ground floor is where the mini mart is located. You can purchase organic and other healthy food products such as Jello's ice cream, bath & body products and more.
The dining area is found on the second floor. The place is a bit plain but suitable for a quick meal. Aside from the tables, there' a counter and a chiller full of healthy desserts.
|♥ Free-Range Chicken (238 php)|
|Smoked Fish (238 php)|
|Crabstick & Mango (188 php)|
|Norwegian Smoked Salmon & Dill (158 php)|
|Turkey Waldorf Sandwich (208 php)|
|♥ Iberico Joselito Belota Chorizo (228 php)|
|♥ Garden Greens (238 php)|
|♥ Mango with Organic Pesto (148 php)|
|Jello's Coco Kefir Ice Cream|
Good Kerif Chia Smoothies and Organic Soya Milk Shakes
|♥ Mix Berry Goody Kefir-chia Smoothies (150 php), Choco-Banana Organic Soya-Chia Milkshakes (150 php) and Strawberry Organic Soya-Chia Milkshakes (150 php) (left to right)|
Unlike the Organic Soya-Chia Milkshakes which is thick and creamy, the Goody Kefir-chia Smoothies selection is in puree form. I personally like the Goody Kefir-chia Smoothies more because I find it refreshing to drink. Although these are delicious and I would certainly want to try more of them, I have to admit that it is a bit pricey for a beverage.
We were given a sample of their Malunggay-Pineapple-Lemongrass Juice which embodied a yellow greenish color. Many would be wary of this color right? Especially when they hear the word "malunggay". =p So, how did it fare?
Here are my friends' impression upon tasting:
B: It tastes... "healthy"
S: Right... It does taste "healthy".
You probably could sense what they meant by it. Although the juice tastes sweet with the dominant pineapple flavor, our tastebuds cannot deny that there is still a hint of bitterness from the malunggay and the distinct taste of lemongrass. I don't mind the faint taste of bitterness though. I am used to bitterness since I enjoy black coffee and I drink bitter-gourd extract when my sugar level reaches its limits. =D
Sugarleaf offers various workshops related to food and health. Don't forget to check their facebook fan page for updates.
Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Sugarleaf offers great food that's unbelievably healthy. The quality of the ingredients are top notch. I would certainly want to dine here again when in the area. It's sometimes relieving to eat healthy foods like this. You should try it too! I want more of their Jello's Coco Kefir Ice Cream too! I really couldn't get enough of those.
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MEDICard Lifestyle Center,
51 Paseo de Roxas corner Sen Gil Puyat,
Makati, Metro Manila
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Sun: 8 am - 2 pm
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