How lucky am I to have been able to spend a month in Bali doing yoga and sampling Ubuds best breakfast bowls?! Every time one came to the table I was taken back by how beautifully it was presented and how fresh it tasted.
Here are my top 5 recommended!
Bowl: Macchu Picchu Cacao Smoothie Bowl
I have stared with my absolute favourite! This restaurant was just beautiful; so much greenery hanging and a glass kitchen so you could see the chefs cooking away. Made from raw magnesium-rich cacao mixed with coconut milk and other amazingness, then topped with banana, chia seeds, goji berries, strawberries, shredded coconut and homemade granola. To say it was divine would be an understatement!
Restaurant: Queen Acia
Bowl: you guessed it….acid bowl!
Having driven past this place for the first week wondering if it was ever going to open, you can imagine our delight when it finally was. Lucky for us we were the 2nd customers so got ours on the house! I chose to have traditional acia topped with passion fruit, papaya, dragon fruit stars and coconut. It was the perfect lunch time snack.
Bowl: Traditional Balinese breakfast bowl
Now this one was a bit of a daring choice for me, especially when they had other delicious sounding smoothie bowls on the menu, but I defiantly did not regret my choice! It was a cold rainy day in Ubud and I really fancied something warm to heat me up. This bowl was made of Balinese black rice which were soaked in coconut milk and palm syrup. They were then cooked and topped with caramelized banana. Comfort food at its best!
Restaurant: Ubud Yoga Centre
Bowl: Dragon Bowl
This bowl defiantly gets first place for presentation! Served in a fresh coconut, this bowl was a mix of blended coconut water and dragon fruit, topped with banana, strawberries, goji berries, cashews and shredded coconut. The other best thing about this bowl, being able to scrape the insides of the coconut to mix in the sweet coconut flesh!
Restaurant: Monsieur Spoon
Bowl: Morning Breakfast Bowl
This was a beautiful little French bakery which had a really sweet little courtyard out the back. The smoothie part of the bowl was dragon fruit and coconut water and then I had it topped with banana, strawberries, gojis, coconuts, chia seeds and granola.
Although these last two bowls sound similar, they each had an individual taste and texture to them. What I love about dragon fruit bowls is the vibrant colours and incredible freshness of the fruits!
As I sampled these, my husband tasted some of the other treats on offer so if you need any other recommendations let me know 🙂