Lucky enough to spend my holidays in Byron Bay, I have been enjoying the many encounters with healthy/green/organic food and juice places. Today I discovered the ‘perfect’ (well, in my opinion) cafe. This wonderful place is called ‘The Naked Treaties – rawganics living food, loving vibration’. Raw, organic, vegan, fair-trade, gluten free, dairy free, sugar free and handmade, this place portrays Byron in a nutshell! As a matter of fact, this food brand was hand created in Byron Bay ‘with blessings and love’. I am referring to it as a brand because any cafe can actually stock and sell some Naked Treaties products.
As you walk past the cafe, it is simply hard to resist to have a quick wonder around. The laid back, colourful decoration is very inviting. Once you are in the shop it is even harder to walk out without trying something (if you are able to make a decision on what it is you would like to have as you may be overwhelmed by the range of choices!) Some of the things which may attract your senses include the raw chocolate bars, the fridge full of delicious looking food (including salads, muesli, fruit salads, etc) or, of course, the array of juices and smoothies available.
I decided to have the ‘I am compassionate’ green superfood thick shake which comprised of (Zesty Vanilla Lime Pudding) Lime, Avocado, Banana, Greens, Almond Milk and Cinnamon. The drink was delicious. Quite strong in cinnamon flavour which I particularly enjoyed. However, I did find it quite substantial and since I already had a green smoothie that morning I may have overdosed on bananas and rich smoothies which made me feel a bit too full!
I feel like I should have opted for the kale pizza instead which incorporated a safran and flax seed base with kale, tomatoes and olives topped with a yogurt and cashew dressing (YUM)! Mum bought the family some raw chocolates which were incredibly tasty. I had the ‘bounty’ one which was a pure coconut mixture covered with dark raw chocolate. Other flavours included cranberries, sneakers (caramel and almond) and praline with macadamia – DELICIOUS!
Here is a photo of my mum sitting down in an outside area of the cafe where her and I enjoyed relaxing while I drank my smoothie :)