We enjoyed an awesome night at Auckland eatery Major Sprout with Australian chef and clean living expert Luke Hines. We love his book Eat Clean With Luke Hines because it shows you how to use lots of lovely ingredients to create tasty food that's really good for you. It's all gluten-free, dairy free and refined sugar-free and Luke proves that eating this healthy should be not only nutritious but also really delicious.
We were stoked to enjoy a three-course meal at Major Sprout - a chic, botanical-filled cafe in Graham Street in the Auckland CBD. Their smoothies (did someone say activated charcoal-meets-blueberries and the as-ridiculously-good-as-its-name-sounds Peanut Buttercup, hell yeah!) were absolutely next level. In fact, their smoothie action is so smooth that Major Sprout is now a regular fuel spot for the GFU crew.
Luke's main course of grilled ginger trout with kale salad was fresh-as, followed by an out-of-this-world, too-good-to-be-true blackforest cake topped with coconut cream. The healthy dishes left us feeling clean and energised afterwards and are the perfect example of why eating food that's really good for you can also taste pretty darn incredible too. We were also stoked to be joined by our first-ever Good For You winners and to listen to the inspirational words of both Luke and Wellington-based functional nutritionist and "health detective" Shelley Gawith, whose story about her road from ill health to optimal wellness is the definition of inspirational.
We've also been back to Major Sprout numerous times since that first, heady date. We love the fact it's a little nook of goodness tucked away in an unassuming corner of the city.
Good for... Smoothie lovers (try their peanut butter one - it's basically a meal!)
Good for... Feeling fresh and clean air. The whole place is full of indoor plants that help purify the space, making it a perfect oasis from the city's hustle and bustle.
Good for... Eating with the seasons. The chefs here are inspired by nature and serve up dishes that are locally grown.
Yours in Health and Happiness, CC and KB x
Looking for more awesome clean living tips on cooking, training mindfulness and easy 'n' quick recipes? Go no further than the clever, charming yet perfectly practical Luke Hines.
For Shelley's amazing transformation and her inspirational road to recovery, check out her story.
Discover Major Sprout at 21 Graham Street, Auckland CBD.