What is a smoothie bowl?
While a regular smoothie can be slurped up with a straw, a smoothie bowl is much thicker in consistency (i.e. you’ll have to enjoy it with a spoon). One can add endless (healthy) toppings to their smoothie bowl – homemade granola, muesli, frozen fruits, raisins, nuts, acai, chia seeds…the list is endless.
Smoothie bowls are perfect for breakfast/brunch/lunch, as a post-workout meal, or even for dessert. YUMMM. So where can you get your smoothie bowl fix in Jakarta??
Located in the basement carpark of Fairgrounds, Berrywell is a minimalist health bar which serves up wholesome smoothie bowls of goodness. The smoothie bowls at Berrywell are very reasonably priced taking into account the fact that many of their ingredients are imported (e.g. acai berries are from Brazil).
There is a grand total of EIGHT tempting smoothie bowls on their menu — from Berry Well Signature (with acai, banana, mixed berries and coco water), to PB & B (with banana, peanut butter and multigrain milk), to Choco Chia Parfait (with chocolate, chia seeds, coffee, honey and multigrain milk), to Green Energy for the super health conscious (with spinach, sunkist, banana, pineapple, and multigrain milk). Sounds ah-maaazing, doesn’t it!
Apart from smoothie bowls which come in either small or regular size, Berrywell also offers actual smoothies, cold-pressed juices, a small selection of vegetarian-friendly burgers and wraps, guilt-free cakes, tea (from Lewis & Carroll) and coffee. I love it that the calorie count is displayed for all items on the menu.
I visited Berrywell with Sasha and Ivana right after our pilates session. As it was my post-workout meal, I opted for a small Amaze-Bowl (153 cal) + a Banoffee Smoothie (174 cal). The two combined were pretty filling for lunch. #NoMoreNasiGoreng #NoMorePasta
My Amaze-Bowl’s smoothie base is made up of acai, mixed berries, cranberries, banana and coconut water blended together. The smoothie is really smooth and thick – which means fruits > water was added in. It was topped up with generous portions of granola, banana, peach, pumpkin, chia seeds and grated coconut.
If you are a dragon fruit fan, you’ll love this Dragon Bowl-Z. Guarantee plus chop.
If you are spoilt for choice, you won’t go wrong with the establishment’s Berrywell Signature with acai, banana, mixed berries and coconut water as the base. And topped off with banana, kiwi, granola, chia seeds, coconut and chocolate flakes.
Am lovin’ this smoothie bowl super food. Can’t wait to check out other smoothie bowl places in Jakarta!
P.P.S.: Berrywell’s sister company, Leafwell, caters healthy meals to your doorstep. Their dishes are nutritionally counted and prepared daily using organic and fresh products.