Balance Café is Oasis Centre’s healthy living restaurant

Balance Café is Oasis Centre’s healthy living restaurant

Organic salad combinations such as quinoa and chickpea and salmon and bulgar with chicken are firm favourites.



By David Light (senior Reporter)

Published: Wed 25 Feb 2015, 9:38 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 7:27 PM

Balance Café is Oasis Centre’s healthy living restaurant

Chances are you’ve thrown away your New Year’s resolution to get fit long ago, or (highly unlikely) you’re limping along with a few visits to the gym per week. However, dining at Balance Café at Oasis Centre means you don’t have to pound the weights for hours to burn off your meal, neither do you have to forego any of their recipes for fear of them being too calorific.

There’s also the added bonus of being able to eat in or try its new ‘Grab-and-Go’ meal counter complete with a new menu.

The new carte includes a selection of salads, fresh sandwiches and healthy treats. Custom build your salad, add in proteins of your choice and top off the creation with healthy dressings. Organic salad combinations such as quinoa and chickpea and salmon and bulgar with chicken are already firm favourites.

Balance’s regular menu is also popular for its selection of healthy food platters. 

Balance Café is Oasis Centre’s healthy living restaurant

We decided on a delivery of some of the best-selling dishes to test out the cuisine for ourselves. The feast included curry, pasta, salad, soup, cakes and smoothies. The buckwheat Bolognese wasn’t spectacular, but the Malabar fish curry was. The Indian dish combined enough spices to make up for the lack of fatty ingredients, which usually make restaurant dishes so delicious. Trying to produce enough flavour without loading up on the calorie count is a constant ‘balancing act’ and Balance does it relatively well. The trick is to go for bold flavours, or salads. The salmon salad was a prime example – light and tasty, although the steak needed a bit more doing to it to be classed as ‘succulent.’ Curries are perhaps the most prudent choice.

Whatever the outcome of your order you can be sure you won’t put on much around the hips and thighs. Even the desserts don’t offer much in the way of guilt. The chocolate cake is a solid choice. 

The Café also offers personalised meal plans based on the individual’s digestive capability and body type based on the principles of Ayurveda.Meanwhile, cooking classes at Balance Café teach members to recreate their meals in the comfort of their own homes, making it convenient for them to maintain their healthy diets round the clock.

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