With​ ​a​ ​plentiful​ ​supply​ ​of​ ​exotic​ ​goodies​ ​and​ ​no shortage​ ​of​ ​creative​ ​interpretations​ ​on​ ​traditional cuisine​ ​right​ ​at​ ​your​ ​fingertips,It’s​ ​not​ ​hard​ ​to​ ​have​ ​a wildly​ ​healthy​ ​life​ ​in​ ​Bali. The small​ ​town of Canggu lies about​ ​20​ ​minutes​ ​from​ ​the​ ​bustling​ ​streets​ ​of​ ​glittering​ ​Seminyak,​ ​and​ ​while​ ​it’s​ ​harmoniously inhabited​ ​by​ ​tourists​ ​and​ ​locals​ ​alike,​ ​it’s​ ​beautifully​ ​padded​ ​by​ ​fields​ ​of​ ​green​ ​rice​ ​padi’s​ ​and fringed​ ​with​ ​coconut​ ​and​ ​frangipani​ ​trees.​ ​If​ ​Bondi​ ​and​ ​Byron​ ​Bay​ ​had​ ​a​ ​bronzed​ ​love​ ​child, Canggu​ ​would​ ​be​ ​it.

Almost​ ​unbelievably,​ ​it’s​ ​easier​ ​to​ ​eat​ ​in​ ​Canggu​ ​if​ ​you’re​ ​​vegan,​ ​meat​ ​free,​ ​dairy​ ​free,​ ​gluten free,​ ​or​ ​have​ ​any​ ​other​ ​type​ ​of​ ​dietary​ ​requirement. And the​ ​most​ ​prominent​ ​trend​ ​in​ ​Bali right now? ​the​ superfood ​bowl.​ ​On​ ​a ​recent​ ​trip​ ​to​ ​Bali​ ​we ​got​ ​up​ ​close​ ​and​ ​personal with​ ​the​ ​best​ ​bowls​ ​on ​the​ ​island.​ ​Our ​favourite​ ​spots​ ​for​ ​blissful​ ​bowling​ ​below:

​Betelnut​ ​Cafe​ ​-​ ​​60​ ​Jalan​ ​Pantai​ ​Batu​ ​Bolong,​ Canggu

Being​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​pioneer​ ​western​ ​eateries​ ​in​ ​Canggu,​ ​Betelnut​ ​has​ ​been​ ​getting​ ​it​ ​right​ ​for​ ​a long​ ​time.​ ​Their​ ​menu​ ​is​ ​a​ ​tapestry​ ​of​ ​dishes,​ ​offering​ ​wraps,​ ​burritos,​ ​rice​ ​paper​ ​rolls​ ​and​ ​curries.​ ​A ​local favourite​ ​is​ ​the​ ​Raw​ ​Gado​ ​Gado​ ​Bowl.​ ​Gado​ ​Gado​ ​is​ ​a​ ​traditional​ ​Indonesian​ ​dish which​ ​is​ ​usually​ ​comprised​ ​of​ ​green​ ​veggies,​ ​some​ ​tempeh,​ ​a​ ​boiled​ ​egg​ ​and​ ​satay​ ​sauce​ ​to taste.​ ​Betelut’s​ ​interpretation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​dish​ ​honours​ ​its​ ​healthy​ ​simplicity​ ​by​ ​providing​ ​lots​ ​of veggies​ ​both​ ​cooked​ ​and​ ​crunchy​ ​in​ ​a​ ​warm​ ​Indonesian​ ​style​ ​salad.


Shady​ ​Shack​ ​​-​ ​57​ ​Jalan​ ​Tanah​ ​Barak,​ ​Canggu  

Shady​ ​Shack​ ​doesn’t​ ​actually​ ​sell​ ​meat on their menu, ​making​ ​it​ ​a​ ​firm​ ​favourite​ ​amongst ​vegetarians​ ​and​ ​vegans alike. The​ ​menu​ ​is​ ​abundant​ ​in​ ​healthy​ ​and​ ​creative​ ​food​ ​options​ ​including​ ​a​ ​Vegan​ ​Cheeseburger, Raw​ ​Cakes​ ​and​ ​Zucchini​ ​Lasagna.​ ​Our​ ​favourite​ ​bowl​ ​on​ ​the​ ​menu:​ ​The​ ​Nori​ ​Bowl . If​ ​you ​love​ ​Japanese​ ​food​ ​then​ ​this​ ​is​ ​a​ ​great​ ​reminder​ ​of​ ​the otherwise​ ​elusive​ ​(in​ ​Bali)​ ​grab​-​and​-​go​ ​hand​ ​roll.​ ​Packed​ ​with​ ​Coconut​ ​Rice,​ ​Edamame, Seaweed,​ ​Tofu,​ ​Ginger​ ​and​ ​Purple​ ​Cabbage​ ​with​ ​a​ ​Miso​ ​dressing​ ​it’s​ ​very​ ​unique,​ ​yet​ ​satisfying pairing.



Sprout​ ​Cafe​ ​-​ ​18A​ ​Jalan​ ​Raya​ ​Semat,​​Canggu  

Sprout​ ​Cafe​ ​is the​ ​pick​ ​of​ ​the​ ​bunch​ ​for​ ​it’s​ ​perfect​ ​symmetry​ ​in​ ​familiarity,​ ​wholesomeness and​ ​execution.​ ​Choose​ ​from​ ​any​ ​three​ ​salads​ ​like;​ ​Stir​ ​Fried​ ​Tofu​ ​&​ ​Broccoli,​ ​Lentil​ ​&​ ​Haloumi Salad,​ ​Kale​ ​&​ ​Chickpea​ ​Salad,​ ​Couscous​ ​Salad​ ​and​ ​they​ ​come​ ​combined​ ​in​ ​a​ ​bowl​ ​that​ ​I’m pretty​ ​sure​ ​would​ ​be​ ​better​ ​reserved​ ​for​ ​a​ ​family​ ​size​ ​salad​ ​at​ ​dinner.​ ​Speaking​ ​of​ ​dinner,​ ​you won’t​ ​need​ ​any​​ after this bowl.


Nalu​ ​Bowls​ ​-​ ​88​ ​​Jalan ​Batu​ ​Mejan,​ ​Canggu 

You​ ​probably​ ​can’t​ ​visit​ ​Indonesia​ ​without​ ​diving​ ​into​ ​the​ ​colourful,​ ​fruity​ ​bliss​ ​of​ ​a​ ​Nalu​ ​Bowl. Inspired​ ​by​ ​the​ ​surf​ ​culture​ ​of​ ​Hawaii​ ​a​ ​Nalu​ ​Bowl​ ​is​ ​a​ ​smoothie​ ​bowl​ ​using​ ​tropical​ ​fruits​ ​as​ ​it’s key​ ​ingredients​,​ ​usually​ ​topped​ ​with​ ​more​ ​of​ ​the​ ​same.​ ​In​ ​Bali,​ ​smoothie​ ​bowls​ ​in​ ​all​ ​their creative,​ ​rainbow​ ​beauty​ ​are​ ​everywhere.​ ​My​ ​favourite​ ​Nalu​ ​is​ ​The​ ​Uluwatu​ ​for​ ​its​ ​bold combination​ ​of​ ​Dragon​ ​Fruit,​ ​Banana​ ​and​ ​Papaya​ ​but​ ​others​ ​feature​ ​the​ ​ubiquitous​ ​super​ ​berry Acai​ ​berry​ ​or​ ​the​ ​hate-to-love​ ​Kale.


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Jess Matthews

Jess Matthews is a writer with a uniquely hybrid style. Calling on her background of music journalism, lifestyle blogging and a professional interest in marketing and communications she's become a subtle influence in the realm of relationship, self love and dating advice. Jess' exhaustive search for a harmonious balance in life is ongoing and she enjoys yoga, and Aperol Spritz equally. Jess is currently undertaking studies to become a professional relationship coach. You can read her personal forays into the world of self seduction, dating and love at JLM.