You are what you eat, so the saying goes. And it's true, as our skin reflects our eating habits. Not fond of greens? Always munching on junk food? Loaded on coffee? See the effects on your skin—dry patches, itchiness, and pale color. In hopes to help more people notice and address this problem, Dr. Aivee Teo, dermatologist of the stars and President of The Aivee Clinic, launched a cafe that serves healthy, great-tasting items that suit everyone's palates.
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The cafe brings together an extensive menu of comfort food, refreshing drinks, delightful desserts, and Dr. Food, their prescription-based diet detox program. All prepared fresh in their kitchen using local organic produce, you can dine and not feel guilty at all!
"We conceptualized the entire menu by first making sure that we offer a balanced selection among the food—hence, we have comfort food, healthy desserts, and our vegan menu. Next, we focused on utilizing the best and right ingredients to ensure that we have fresh dishes with a good proportion of nutrients, and healthier ingredient substitutes. Then most importantly, we ensured that the dishes have good flavors in them—healthy but not compromising the taste," shares Dr. Aivee. Oh, and clients and ordinary diners alike are welcome to sup here—and we'll share with you their must-trys!
Take in something warm with an appetizing pumpkin soup or have a plate of refreshing salad.
Their topnotch comfort food choices include the Nori and Cheesestick Wrap, Mushroom and Basil Quinoa Pasta, Heirloom Tomato and Basil Pizza, Roast Porkloin Sandwich, Spaghetti with Meatball, Bolognese Ragu, and Hainanese Chicken Rice.
Enjoy vegan drinks such as Kaler Smoothie, Beet Me Alive Smoothie, Chocolate Overload Smoothie, and Holy Kale Juice.
Stack Me Pancakes and Waffle My Cream are favorite all-day breakfast staples here as well. [related: In Focus: What's the Perfect Breakfast?]
And do not leave without a bite of their Zucchini Cake, Flourless Chocolate Cake, Granola and Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bars.
Their detox program, on the other hand, are calorie-counted and portion-controlled healthy meals based on a diet prescription for a more individualized approach to achieve recovery, wellness, weightloss, and workout goals without sacrificing the simple joy of eating delicious food. This help in the maintenance of your treatments at the Aivee Clinic or a healthy lifestyle.
Curious yet? Drop by at the Aivee Cafe and no longer deprive yourself of good food, the healthy way.
Find the Aivee Café inside the A-Institute at 3/F, Burgos Park Building, Forbestown Road., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. For bookings, orders, or reservations for Aivee Café and Dr. Food delivery program, you may contact +632-9429574 local 102.
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