29 Aug Post Yoga Eats 😋
After a yoga class, whether you leave feeling calm after yin or energized after vinyasa, the next thing on the agenda can always be food. We are spoilt around our side of town for healthy and tasty eats. Sometimes the hardest thing you’ll do is choosing where to go.
Here are some of our Bayside go-to cafes for that post yoga fuel.
You can’t really go wrong at Combi. The long list of hearty smoothies is just the beginning. We’re a huge fan of the Greenie, which is a creamy and rich combination of bananas, seasonal greens, Brazil nuts, dates, spirulina, protein powder, and filtered water. If you’re looking for something less green, the peanut butter cup is a meal on its own – organic peanut butter, banana, cacao nibs, coconut flesh, chia, protein, and almond milk. You can also get big plates of avocado toast, raw dishes, acai bowls, and salads. While they do coffee (and well), you can get any other latte as well from matcha to turmeric to beetroot.
The Little Ox
These guys are conveniently right across the road from the studio! Whether you’re going for breakfast or lunch, there will be more than one item on the menu you want. For breakfast you can keep things simple with something like Avo toast, the Green Goddess or the Jerusalem Bowl which is brown rice, hummus, avocado, beetroot, leafy greens and a poached egg. Or for something a little bit more special try the Warrior Acai Bowl, yes the name was inspired by us! And as expected they have delicious chai lattes and the best winter warmer, the Little Ox Tea. Yum!
Acai Brothers Brighton
Acai brothers – no surprises given the name – is all about the acai bowl. With about 10 different bowls to choose from, you’re sure to find something that satisfies. The original keeps things simple with acai, banana, coconut water, and buckinis. From there you can get anything from a raw Jaffa bowl, to a raw lemon bowl (our fave), and the Ain’t ‘nothin’ Butter Bowl which is topped with coconut yoghurt, cacao nibs, and raw peanut butter. You can also get your hands on smoothies, juices, coffee, chai, and raw hot chocolates.
There is a theme when it comes to healthy eating at the moment – put everything in a bowl and enjoy. Soul Press lives and dies by this rule. Their menu opens with a long list of fruity ‘superfood’ bowls. You can get something simple like the Bliss Superfood Bowl which is acai topped with caramalised buckinis, strawberries, coconut chips, and muesli, while the Hot Bowl takes things down a different path with warm spices apples and coconut yoghurt on top. The food menu is rounded out with ‘Soulfood’ like the avocado smash and a range of toasts and healthy toppings and the ‘Soulfood’ bowls which are savory healthy bowls filled with vegetables. Smoothies, juices, kombucha, coffee, and healthy coloured lattes round out the menu.
Again, the name suggests these guys like making a healthy bowl. From acai bowls to green bowls to golden fruit bowls, they’ve got smoothie bowls covered. You can also get a super healthy vegie bowl filled with green vegetables, quinoa, eggs, and seeds. Other options might include a green omelette packed with nutrients, smashed avocado, or even gluten free mango and coconut waffles.