The Jakarta Post
The hub boasts a practical approach to making healthy living more attainable in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Jakarta by combining food, exercise and beauty in one place. (Shutterstock/File)
A bowl of salad, though good for health, has a bad reputation for not being tasty or filling, says a chef.
Julian Ducrocq, chef and co-founder of newly opened salad bar Greenery, emphasized the importance of being creative with ingredients for a satisfying bowl. Mixing vegetables, lentils and protein not only makes a salad more filling, it also maximizes the nutritional value of a meal, he said.
"You feel full and you feel good. You can eat a lot of it and you feel good because you're getting all that vital nutrition," Ducrocq told the press when introducing Greenery, one of three stops inside health and wellness hub Senopati 41c.
The hub boasts a practical approach to making healthy living more attainable in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Jakarta by combining food, exercise and beauty in one place. Starting with a healthy diet, a fresh and colorful salad bar greets visitors upon entrance.
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Ducrocq, along with co-founders Anggia, also a chef, and nutritionist Kathy Tanujaya, collaborated on creating tasty salads using locally-sourced ingredients and homemade dressings. Salad bowls are colorful, incorporating various vegetables to ensure sufficient nutritional intake.
"The darker the greens, the more nutrients they hold," Kathy said.
The trio drew inspiration from flavors of various cuisines, including local Indonesian, Japanese, Mexican as well as Western varieties to create signature salads.
Visitors are also able to take their approach to healthy living a step further, as right next door is Breathe Studio, a yoga and pilates center.
Nadia Saphira, the co-founder of Breathe Studio, says classes offer mind and body connection for an efficient workout.
"We have many options from group pilates, yoga, high-intensity interval training, barre exercises as well as zumba," Nadia said.
For those pressed for time, 45-minutes classes are available, shorter than the usual one-hour.
For beauty touch-ups, Dandelion is also located inside the premises, offering waxing, nails and lash extension treatments. (wng)