The newly opened @Blend eatery on The Palm Jumeirah takes pain to cater to the calorie-counting Dubai diner. In the cosy nautical-themed haunt, you’ll find smoothies, salads, and wraps, all dedicated to providing you with a guilt-free meal. The restaurant, which was established by Malak Al Habib, Mohammed Al Sadiq, and Karam Al Sadiq, was created to “replace visits to fast-food joints with a more meaningful and satisfying meal while staying tuned in to urban and social trends.” Al Habib explains, “We’re taking healthy eating to the next level, not just by providing residents with fresh meals to improve their overall lifestyle, but also by educating our customers about every single ingredient that goes inside their meal.”
This is achieved by listing all calories, ingredients, and macros on the menu alongside recommendations of the best times to consume each meal. For example, alongside the ‘Beach Bod’ smoothie entry, which is a blend of strawberries, peanut butter, almond milk, banana, and protein, is a line that reads, “Another blend rich in antioxidants. Strawberries are also rich and beneficial in protecting against free radicals from the sun’s UV rays. If you’ve had an outdoor workout, this smoothie is for you.”
The smoothies range from wellness to fitness to dessert options, with the 168-calorie ‘Greenometer’ featuring green tea, kale, avocado, apple, and cucumber and the 435-calorie ‘Cheat Day’ smoothie mixing up a more sinister combination of Nutella, coffee, and banana. Whether you choose to make yours a liquid meal or a healthy addition to your main dish, you have the option of adding supplements such as beauty collagen, creatine, vegan protein, electrolytes, probiotics, an immunity booster, or glutamine to up the health anti.
Not a smoothie person? Create your own salad with @Blend’s different base options, such as the ‘Power Snap’, which includes celery, sugar snap peas, arugula, carrots, and red onion, or the ‘Greenhouse’, which features endives, mixed leaves, lettuce, pear, and broccoli. Alternatively, opt for one of the signature wraps, such as the Thai tuna wrap, or start your day with healthy oatmeal pancakes.
Shoreline Beach Club 4
The Palm Jumeirah
Tel: (+971) 4 514 8966