The market for healthy food and and drinks in Cebu is growing as more Cebuanos become health conscious. This is the reason why more restaurants and home-based sellers focused on healthy menus sprung out and one of them is Juicyfied Healthy Cafe.
Juicyfied Healthy Cafe started their business last February 2014 selling cold-pressed juices and juice detox programs. After 8 months of operation, Juicified decided to open a cafe so that they can expand their menu and offer healthy dishes to Cebuanos. I actually tried their Juice Detox Programs and you can read more about it here.
Last October 2014, Juicyfied opened the first Healthy Cafe in Cebu to realize their vision of offering healthy meal alternatives to Cebuanos. Juicyfied Healthy Cafe’s menu choices range from healthy salads, low-calorie main courses, guilt-free desserts and cold-pressed juices. Their food menu also features organic vegetables, fresh fruits and low-calorie, high-fiber and nutrient packed ingredients such as whole-wheat flour, brown and black rice, quinoa and couscous.
We ordered most of the items on their menu during their food tasting and here are my favorites.
Herbed Chicken w/ Quinoa, Php280. Tender chicken breast perfectly seasoned with herbs and spices and served with Quinoa and steamed vegetables on the side. Quinoa is actually a seed and a great alternative for rice. It is known for its high protein and high fiber benefits.
Fried Black Rice w/ Shrimp, Php220. Sauteed shrimps served with black rice, tomato and pineapple. Black rice is rich with fiber, vitamin E compounds and cholesterol lowering antioxidants. I like how the pineapple eliminates the fishy taste of the shrimp and adds juiciness to the dish.
Shrimp Penne in Tomato Sauce, Php195. Al dente Penne pasta made with brown rice, served with home-made organic tomato sauce, shrimp and toasted wholewheat baguette.
Tuna Mango in Wholewheat Tortilla Wrap, Php175. Tuna, mango, cucumber, lettuce wrapped in a wholewheat tortilla drizzled with homemade yogurt sauce. The combination of ingredients produces a very refreshing flavors. The homemade yogurt sauce is a winner.
Wholewheat Pancake, Php70. Two piece pancakes made with wholewheat flour and topped with organic tomato marmalade and Chia seeds. I can eat this everyday for breakfast or dessert. Chia seeds are known to reduce food cravings and full of nutrients.
Juicyfied Healthy Cafe is located at the 2F of TAA Center Bldg, F Cabahug, Mabolo, near Barbecue Boss and Castle Peak. They’re open from 10AM to 11PM, Monday to Sunday. You may like their page on Facebook or follow them on Instagram to get the latest updates.