Healthy desserts: myth or magic? #AugustBergInsiders
Looking for a guilt-free #FridayTreat? We've got you covered.
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, staying somewhat healthy may pose a challenge to you. “Healthy desserts” may sound like a myth, with all the insta-worthy desserts you see everywhere, loaded with tons of sugar and calories.
The thought of dessert shouldn’t fill you up with guilt. Call up your friends and indulge in these sweet treats together without compromising your health (and theirs). But remember, moderation is key!
Warning: There are NO acai bowls in this article.
1. All The Batter
First on the list is All The Batter - the first and only avocado-themed dessert and brunch cafe in Singapore. Their menu boasts everything-avocado: from savoury toasts to sweet treats like cakes, pastries, milkshakes, you name it. They also have vegan & egg-free, gluten-free, non-dairy, and diabetic-friendly (made with Low Glycemic Index sugar) options for those with dietary restrictions.
If you love avocados, this is the cafe for you.
Must-try dessert: The Avocado Rhapsody (also available with organic, low-GI sugar)
Address: Adelphi Park, 17 Jasmine Road S576585
Thursday & Friday (Lunch & High-Tea), 1230pm-430pm
Saturday & Sunday (Brunch & Desserts), 11am-730pm
Address: Anchorpoint Shopping Centre, 370 Alexandra Road #B1-46 S159953
Monday to Sunday, including Public Holidays, 1130am-930pm
Closed on Thursdays
2. Birds of Paradise
This one’s for the east-siders.
Birds of Paradise creates premium gelatos inspired by the botanical flavours of nature. You won’t find the conventional vanilla or chocolate here. Instead, they use only natural (no artificial sugars and colourings) and botanical ingredients like fruits, flowers, pods, herbs, and spices found in Southeast Asia. Pair their gelatos with their signature thyme-infused cone and you’re good to go!
Must-try dessert: Their freshly-made thyme-infused cones (skip that cup, only for an additional $1!)
Address: 63 East Coast Road #01-05, Singapore 428776
Opening Hours: Tuesdays to Fridays, 12pm-10pm
Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm-1030pm | Closed on Mondays
Address: Jewel Changi Airport #01-214/215/216, 78 Airport Boulevard Singapore 819666 | Opening Hours: Daily, 12pm-11pm
3. Delcie’s Desserts and Cakes
Delcie Lam believes that desserts can be enjoyed without guilt. Delcie's is the only bakery in Singapore that has been awarded the Healthier Choice Bakery certification by the Health Promotion Board. Rightfully so, as they specialise in vegan, diabetic-friendly, baby-friendly, keto, low-carb, and gluten-free cakes to cater to those with allergies, dietary restrictions, and the health-conscious.
Want to have your cake and eat it too? Head on over to Delcie’s for some guilt-free treats.
Must-try dessert: Keto rocher chocolate. Move over, Ferrero rocher!
Address: 34 Whampoa West #01-83, Singapore 330034
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 11am-8pm
Public Holidays, 11am-3pm | Closed on Mondays
4. Smoocht (formerly Brownice)
Formerly Brownice Italian Vegan Ice Cream & Kitchen, Smoocht prides itself in being the only “r’ice cream” in Singapore. That is, ice creams made from organic crystal brown rice. Everything in their menu is plant-based - from ice cream to pizzas.
You’d be happy to know that all of their r’ice creams contain only 80 to 140 calories. That’s a third the calories of regular ice creams!
Must-try dessert: Matcha waffles!
Address: 8 Sin Ming Road #01-03 Singapore 575628
Opening hours: Sundays to Thursdays, 12pm-10pm
Fridays and Saturdays, 12pm-1030pm
Address: 319 Jurong East Street 31 #01-58 Singapore 600319
Opening Hours: Sundays to Thursdays, 12pm-9pm
Fridays and Saturdays, 12pm-930pm
5. The Living Cafe
The Living Cafe serves raw, organic food free of dairy, red meat, refined sugars, additives, and preservatives. Not completely meat-free, they offer a small amount of white meat and fish in their menu. Housed in the Balanced Living wellness centre, it is a one-stop centre for food, holistic health products and consultations, yoga and meditation, workshops, and many more. Think of it as THE place for everything health and wellness-related.
They also serve organic wine and beer. Who’s to say a drink or two isn’t good for you?
Must-try dessert: Raw blueberry “cheesecake”
Address: 779 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269758
Opening Hours: Mondays and Tuesdays, 10am-7pm
Wednesdays to Fridays, 10am-8pm | Saturdays and Sundays, 9am to 8pm
Last orders are 30 minutes before closing time.
So what are you waiting for? Give yourself the gift of time to indulge in these guilt-free treats. Tag us on Instagram @AugustBergOfficial and share how you're spending your Friday night.