If you’re in a hurry and need something healthy, Boost Juice is always a great choice. While it might be tempting to load up on a calorie-heavy smoothie, Boost offers stacks of healthy juices. Some are even loaded with vegetables that will help you tick off your two-and-five. Plus, there are two handy locations in Paradise Centre, one on Cavill Avenue (next to Grill’d) and the other on the corner or Cavill Avenue and Surfers Paradise Boulevard.
If you’re hankering for a burger you don’t need to break your healthy eating promise – just visit Grill’d. Opt for grilled chicken or the healthy fried chicken on a LowCarb SuperBun and skip the extra fries.
Sometimes healthy eating is all about simple swaps. At Guzman y Gomez you can switch white rice for brown, skip the cheese and ditch the tortilla for a burrito bowl. The taste? Just like the made-to-order Mexican you know and love.
Whoever said you don’t make friends with salad hasn’t tried the leafy line-up at Paradise Centre. At Grill’d find grilled chicken with goat’s cheese and pomegranate with a blood orange and beetroot dressing, or a superfood salad with chicken, avocado, fresh basil, grated carrots and beetroot. Guzman y Gomez also tops tasty salads with its succulent beef or chicken, and Love Italy has fast and fresh salad options (if you can look past the pizza!).
Start the day on a healthy note with an acai bowl from Charlie’s Café. The restaurant, which started life as a sandwich bar in 1976, offers a full breakfast menu, so sway your eyes away from the eggs benny and towards the refreshing, antioxidant-filled acai bowl. Here it’s topped with seasonal fruit, granola, coconut and chia seeds.
If you walk into Crepe Addict you’ll have to focus. Ignore the sweet Nutella crepes, pancakes and waffles and instead opt for a savoury crepe or omelette. Just ask them to be light handed with the cheese!