Kale Me, Maybe?

How's your week going so far? We've been lunching on these beautiful kale salads, aren't they lovely?

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This week we just had a restock on Kale, and believe us when we say this baby is VERY popular! For those who aren't in the know yet, here's a little countdown of our favourite reasons to love Kale:

  • Kale is NUTRIENT RICH - just 1 cup packs 14% of your daily calcium needs, 659% of Vitamin A and a whopping 900% of Vitamin K!
  • This dark green leafy vegetable is an excellent source of Iron, especially for vegetarians! In fact, it contains more Iron than beef
  • It is very high in antioxidants, especially Quercetin and Kaempferol. These have high cardioprotective, blood-pressure lowering, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties!
  • Kale is a great way of introducing minerals which are normally lacking in the modern diet, such as Magnesium and Potassium
  • Kale is great for weight loss - super low in calories but provides significant bulk to keep you feeling full. It also has protein and fibre which are key for losing weight!
  • We love it in almost anything - juices, smoothies, salads, wraps - even Kale Chips! Super crisp and light, this is one guilt free snack. Some people even add them in pastas, scrambled eggs and even stir fry!

Not quite convinced yet? Come down and grab some and see what the fuss is yourself! We're pretty sure you'll be the next convert ;-)

Introducing... Tofu!

Happy October! Hope it's been going well so far for everyone.

This month, we have some special surprises for you! We've unveiled the first a couple of days ago - Sofritas Tofu! We initially made with our Vegan and Vegetarian customers in mind, but after countless taste tests we're sure it'll win over our meat-lovers too ;-)

Sweet, spicy, chewy and tangy - what's not to love? And as an added bonus, did you know that tofu is one heck of a superfood?! Here are some of our favourite points about it:

  • It's an excellent source of protein, with 48g of protein for every 100g of tofu! 
  • High in unsaturated (good) fats which are great for your heart
  • Contains all 8 essential amino acids needed by the body!
  • Tofu protects against cancer and heart disease
  • Gluten free, low in calories AND cholesterol free!

Enjoy your Sofritas Tofu in a Brown Rice Burrito Bowl or a salad! Delicious and equally healthy. Take charge and boost your body today!

The Story of Guac & Go

Time flies! We are now inching closer to Guac & Go's 1st birthday. Thank you for the past 10 months of love and support, we couldn't have come this far without you!

A lot of my customers and friends like to ask me this question: How did Guac & Go come about? That's a very good question, and sometimes it's hard for me to put in words. Simply put, my partner and I saw the need for more healthy food places in Singapore. It's easy to find a salad bar these days, but we wanted to feed nutrition and good, honest meals to our customers. But at the same time, we as foodies wanted to make it a balance between clean meals and something yummy. 

Can healthy food be yummy? The general consensus is NO. How can healthy taste good! It's veggies and more veggies and it's going to be tasteless, that's why I can't keep to my diet!  But when we looked out of Singapore's healthy food places, we found so many more options. Australia's yummy fresh produce, New York's Cold Pressed juices, even healthy fast food options like Chipotle! So we zoomed in on those ideas and picked up what we liked. Kale salads! Deconstructed sandwiches! and we found the one thing that we fell in love with - Guacamole. 

With not much experience of eating guac in Singapore, we started making our own. Creamy avocados with onions, cilantro, lemon and salt. And we never looked back! We started putting it on everything and made batches and batches of it for our families and friends.  We added in new ingredients - honey, mango, chilli peppers and more. The bland tasting avocado now tasted AMAZING.

We knew guacamole tasted amazing in burritos, but how could we make this even healthier? Make it a salad! And basically, that's how it all started. We put together salad leaves, our favourite superfoods and topped it with guac. That was it!

Fast forward 10 months and we're still at it! We've now expanded our menu to have burrito bowls, homemade soups, more smoothies and we've stayed true to our guacamole. Made fresh everyday, tastes just as good as when I first made it by myself in my home kitchen.

Did you know that avocados are one of the world's healthiest foods? It's full of heart healthy oleic acid, which protects your heart from diseases. It's also said to prevent against cancer and is full of fibre! Betcha didn't think something this yummy could also be that good for you ;-)

So yep! That's how we got came up with Guac & Go. Great tasting salads made even better with guacamole.