New year, new you, new diet?
For many of us, a new year marks an opportunity to set some new goals for the year ahead. Most of which may include, a new diet, a new body and a healthier and cleaner lifestyle. Clearly, that won’t be happening here at dbites as we all believe in a little bit of indulgence here and there, as long as it’s all in moderation. Anyway, why not kick off the year with a new, clean and healthy post on the ever so popular SA owned and operated family business, Nutrition Republic. They started off as a sports supplement, health and nutrition store but now they operate as an organic espresso and elixir bar for the health conscious or even for those who just need a bit of a clean detox in their diet.
Matcha maiden; $4.00
They sure love their coffee here! Their roaster D’Angelo, one of the pioneers of coffee roasting in Adelaide, has even developed a one of a kind, organic and fair trade blend for Nutrition Republic. Pictured is one of my favourite beverages, a matcha maiden aka green tea latte using organic Japanese matcha powder which is sweetened with organic coconut sugar. If you’re after a ‘dirty’ matcha, it’s an extra $1 for the espresso shot. Nutrition Republic elixir drinks are also hugely popular with options that are super refreshing and hydrating, and others that are a lot more decadent and filling, but still all nourishing and made with predominately organic / chemical free ingredients.
Super salad; $12.00
A serving of salad and a slice of cake for our light lunch. The food at Nutrition Republic is wholesome and minimally processed, there are no artificial flavours, additives or colours, and does not contain refined sugars and processed vegetable oils. Pictured is a quinoa salad full with veggies including carrot, zucchini, cauliflower and rocket leaves, all lightly drizzled in olive oil. I actually found the olive oil to be on the ‘heavy’ side and would’ve really liked a pinch of salt just to bring out the flavours more.
We couldn’t go to Nutrition Republic and not have a taste of one of their desserts in their colourful desserts fridge.
Raw cake slice of vanilla bean and berry; $8.00
Their desserts are gluten, dairy and refined sugar free, with nearly all options being raw, vegan and Paleo. The vanilla bean and berry slice consisted of almonds, medjool dates, cashews, lemon juice, vanilla, coconut nectar, maple syrup, coconut, raspberries, strawberries and spring water. Tasty, but it got a little bit too much after a few bites. Best to share.
The cafe also has a small retail store in the back half of the cafe where customers can purchase gluten free, predominately organic items, such as healthy snacks, raw chocolate, coconut and other nutritious oils, raw ingredients, natural proteins and tonic boosters, dairy-free milks, cereal, teas etc.
Definitely worth a look if you’re after something clean, wholesome and healthy!
1/100 King William Road
Goodwood SA 5034
P 08 8377 7551