All posts tagged: Vegan

The Truth about Green Juices & Smoothies

Are you always opting for a green juice or smoothie to accompany or replace your meal instead of ingesting the vegetables itself? If you are a wellness champion doing this regularly, you must read on to ensure that you are drinking the right greens for your long term health! Drinking green juices and smoothies is becoming an uptrend among health aficionados, who believe that drinking them every day or a few times each week is healthy and helps in alkalising the body. This is also especially so with numerous celebrities such as Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Blake Lively who swear by this special diet that makes them feel energised, enjoy glowing skin and shed pounds effortlessly. “Kale, celery, apple, cucumber and a squeeze of lemon. I make my own juice every day at home. It really makes a difference. I can feel my body – everything’s going to way it should and I then I don’t feel guilty if I don’t get to eat my five a day of vegetables.”[1]             …

Top 23 Vegetarian Restaurants in Singapore (you won’t realize there is no meat!)

Because of my mum’s cancer journey, I have learnt to become very picky about her food if she wanted to eat out. It is pretty hard to find fully organic restaurants in Singapore, but here are some of our top picks that try to be as clean and healthy as possible while retaining the yummy taste! 1) Afterglow Afterglow – Probably the one and only organic cafe focused on RAW food. Food is exquisitely made with intricate flavours. Good as a treat but the prices are too steep for everyday dining. We pay for effort as it does take a lot of effort to take raw food, let alone yummy raw food. My favourites – Deconstructed Sushi Bowl, Raw Lasagna and Pink Soy Latte Address: 24 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore 089131 Phone: 6224 8921 2) Real Food One of the original pioneers of real, organic, no MSG, vegan food in Singapore, Real Food is doing well with 3 outlets in Novena, Orchard Central (previously Killiney), South Beach and Central. They also 2 outlets in Malaysia! 3) Elemen One of …

Lean Bento @ Arcade

It is one thing to see your friend lose 20 kg, and it is yet another to see her open a new Bento Bar – Lean Bento – concept to help others achieve what she has 🙂 First off, I love Lean Bento’s clean and simple Japanese-inspired design which stands out among the shops in the arcade. It is a great use of space to be able to accommodate the CBD lunch crowd! While still maintaining the 500 calories per meal philosophy, using responsibly sourced, pesticide-free and clean ingredients, owners Charles Ng and Dionis Chiua have, after many months of research and experimentation, developed a variety of new tastes, textures and flavors. Being a vegan, I was so glad to hear that Lean Bento serves the Protein Garden ($12.90) – an ultra-low-calorie bento featuring shitake and shimeji mushrooms, sweet baby corn, edamame and chickpea salad, capsicum, wakame salad, cherry tomatoes, multigrain nigiri and home-made shoyu zero-carb shirataki noodles. The meal didn’t fill me up like our regular meal with high carbs but it kept me full for long because of the high fibre content. My favourite …

D’Life Bistro & Cafe @ Commonwealth Crescent

D’Life Cafe & Bistro is the latest vegetarian joint to hit the market. Only opened for 2 weeks, I am glad to see such a happening and hipster looking vegetarian joint (in an extremely old school charming neighbourhood next to famous 2 Chefs tze char!) we can hang out at! D’Life Cafe & Bistro is a lacto-ova vegetarian place that does not use onions/garlic/leek/chives/shallots. They also have some vegan options including vegan ice cream and vegan soy/almond milk coffee but the cakes are not vegan! Even though I couldn’t find any website on this new cafe, the owner was very prompt in replying to my facebook messages for reservations. The staff was also quite flexible in rearranging the tables so 9 of us could sit together. We ordered a main each, some side dishes and 3 desserts to share! All in all, we spent $145 for 9 of us which is quite reasonable for the amount of food! Enjoyed the Asian dishes very much and will try the Western dishes the next time we are …

Fried Olive Wild Rice @ Clover 8

Clover 8 Bistro Vegetarian & Vegan Dining by Miaoyi @ Kallang Leisure Park

I was so excited to visit Clover 8 last weekend, 7 days after this vegetarian & vegan restaurant at Kallang Leisure Park. Clover 8 serves Thailand, Vietnamese and Italian cuisines and also hand made vegetarian dim sum by Hong Kong Chef. Overall, within Kallang Leisure Park, Clover 8 is relatively affordable. We prefer their Asian dishes to their Western dishes. For starters, we tried their: Glutinous rice in Lotus Leaf ($4.80) – nice without being too oily! Deep Fried Cashew “Cheese” Ball ($5.80) – unhealthy but glad that there is a vegan cheese option! Toasted Ravioli ($5.80) – Don’t recommend this dish as the it was relatively tasteless and very oily! Olive Fried Wild Rice ($5.80) – One of their signature dishes and healthier option to white rice. Love the vegetarian crispy floss! Vietnam Hot and Sour Soup ($5) – Looks innocent but quite lethally hot! Pad Thai ($5.80) – Good value and decent taste for that price in a mall setting. Nasi Lemak ($5.80) – I enjoyed this dish. The mock fried fish and chilli made it …

Real Food

Real Food is arguably the leader of organic, vegetarian food in Singapore. They started in a humble space in Central, Clark Quay a couple of years ago even before juicing became a fad, and have expanded to 4 outlets in Singapore and Malaysia. Real Food café is free from processed ingredients (food grade or otherwise), artificial preservatives and Trans-fat. Real Food is a restaurant we frequent, and Eatprayflying is privileged to able to speak to Jeeyang, one of the founders who started Real Food to understand more about Real Food’s vision and journey. One reason why I support Real Food is because they support ethical farming and ethical food preparation which really stands out in the food industry. Real Food sources mainly from organic farmers and even if the farmers do not have enough scale to pay for organic certification, the partners personally visit the farms to ensure the food is REALly (pun intended :P) free from pesticides and toxic farming ingredients. They also take pains to ensure their food is as healthy as possible – the oils …

Raw burger with red cabbage and mango salsa topping, 195B

Top 8 Healthy Organic Vegan Restaurants/ Cafes/ Wellness Centres in Phuket

Since we are vegans who try our hardest to be as raw and organic as possible in Singapore, we extended our hunt to Phuket for healthy, organic food and these are our top 8 #eatclean yummy picks! 1) We Café We Café is set up right next to a famous hydroponic farm – this is as fresh as it gets!  We Café serves healthy juices and smoothies, as well as salads, sandwiches, pastas. I requested a fresh avocado cocoa soy shake which they specially made for me even though it wasn’t on the menu! There is also a small grocery section that sells fresh organic produce and all products are grown according to strict agriculture practices. Address: Chaofa West Road, near the intersection with Khwang Road Tel: 076 521 670, 081 328 1352 Opening Hours: 0730 – 2000 2) Atsumi Raw Café The Atsumi Raw Café serves lovingly prepared raw vegan and raw vegetarian desserts and mains as well as an amazing selection of juices and smoothies. Wherever possible, they use locally sourced and organic ingredients. They …

Raw vegan cheesy kale chips

Recipe: Raw Vegan “Cheesy” Kale Chips

We are in the midst of creating healthy snacks for ourselves, so after experimenting with raw vegan chips a few times, this is the recipe that creates the most cheesy, yummy kale chips that even non-veggie lover friends and family are raving about (and ask us to make more of!) For health benefits of kale, you can read here on http://www.well-beingsecrets.com/! Raw Vegan “Cheesy” Kale Chips Serves 4 usual people, or 1 if you are perpetually hungry like us 🙂 Ingredients: 2 bunch kale – wash and dried 1.5 cup – raw cashews (pre-soak 8 hours to activate) 1 tomato 1 red bell pepper – seeds removed 2 clove garlics – peeled 2 lemons – peeled 1/2 cup nutritional yeast – add more if you like cheesy flavour 2 tablespoon nama shoyu (or soy sauce if cannot find nama shoyu) 1 tablespoon coconut or olive oil Add a dash of any herbs which taste you like e.g. thyme, lemongrass Process: Soak raw cashews with distilled/filtered water in a small bowl and let the cashews soak for at least 8 …

Fit Fot Life Event Invite

Event Invite: “Living Foods for Breakfast” Lesson Session 2

*Special treat for Eatprayflying readers – read on for more details* Back by popular demand (the last learning event was fully booked!), Eatprayflying celebrates our 1st anniversary by presenting to you “Living Foods for Breakfast” event again. As I written in my previous entries, living raw food full of enzymes is very important for our health. So this is an opportunity to learn to make Raw, Living Foods – Juice, Smoothies, Ice Cream – for breakfast! There will also be a juicing demos to teach us how to make yummy green juices. Date: 18 Oct 2014 (Saturday) Time: 2-4pm Speaker: Jonathan, has been vegetarian for the last 16 years. He is a Healthy Lifestyle Ambassador with passion for juicing, living foods, fitness, yoga and natural healing. Location: Fit for Life Centre (Address in image above) Price: $18 for 1, $24 for 2 And only for all of you Eatprayflying readers, simply quote #Eatprayflying when registering for the event to get an exclusive freebies: 1) You will get the Colon Health Handbook worth S$12 free for attending the event. 2) When you …

Hypothyroidism Recovery without Conventional Medication – Testimonial

Kickstarting my health transformation series with my father in law’s testimonial on not relying on medication for Hypothyroidism. In April 2014, he was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, with TSH , Thyroid peroxidase Ab and Thyroglobulin Ab all above normal range. He had feel feeling fatigued for some time despite exercising very regularly. He was advised to start going on thyroxine medication to curb the symptoms. Hypothyroidism – Before. Blood test report on 11th April 2014 After doing some research, we advised him to try to avoid taking the thyroxine because the body might adjust by producing even less hormones if we artificially supply the body with thyroxine. We challenged him to be a raw, vegan diet while combining with wearing some negative ion clothes. He changed his lifestyle for the subsequent 8 weeks: Breakfast: Raw Vegetable and Fruit blend Lunch: Salad Dinner: Raw Vegetable and Fruit blend/Salad Daily: Wheatgrass shot Wearing Negative Ion Singlet (10,000 negative ions/cc air) and sleeping on the Negative Ion Bedpad (100,000 negative ions/cc air) We expected the TSH reading to improve, but …