One could argue that (although few), Kauai always had vegan menu items. But they were the kind of menu items that needed to be “veganised” without any reduction in price. I am so happy to announce that Kauai has finally kept up with the worldwide vegan trend and has added two specifically vegan items to their menu. It’s a great start, and we need to show our support because as the demand grows, so will the supply. Let’s do it!
I was fortunate enough to receive a voucher from Kauai to try out the new items:
- Plant Power Salad – lentils, avo, cashews, orange, green beans, cabbage, rocket, curried sunflower seeds, kale, greens, vegan almond butter dressing (R85)
- Nature’s Protein Smoothie – vegan protein, hemp seeds, spirulina blend, banana, pineapple, coconut milk, pressed apple juice (350ml R47, 500ml R55)
Here’s what I thought…
The Nature’s Protein Smoothie was a treat! The pineapple, coconut milk and pressed apple juice make it sweet, balancing out the (usually overpowering) tastes of the spirulina and hemp seeds. I always battle to enjoy anything with spirulina, and this solves my problem because, as we all know #superfood.
The Plant Power Salad was perfect, only AFTER I had mixed in the vegan almond butter dressing a little more thoroughly. There are a LOT of leaves – but once sufficiently coated in the dressing, the flavours blend together beautifully. It’s SUPER healthy and definitely going to be on my list of “go-to meals”.
Overall – it’s thumbs up to both! Maybe a little pricey if you’re looking for a cheap lunch (as it totals R132 if you have the small smoothie), but delicious nevertheless. If you leave your comments below I’ll add some of them to the review – let’s get a community opinion going on this.
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