An Insider’s Guide To The Best Smoothie Spots In Kuala Lumpur


Ee Lin’s health and wellbeing took a backseat when she was working in the banking industry but all that changed when she and her family relocated to Bermuda for several years. The exercise-friendly culture in Bermuda encouraged her to lead a more active lifestyle and eat better.

After moving back to Kuala Lumpur for good, she realised that there were not many allergy-friendly desserts available. To inspire others to adopt healthier eating habits, she established Freaking Wholesome, a home-based bakery that specialises in raw desserts. She started with raw cakes that were vegan-friendly, and free from gluten and refined sugar. The response was very encouraging, leading to her expanding her range of treats to include mini raw cupcakes, mini raw dessert cups, and wholesome bars.

Freaking Wholesome is a home based bakery that specialises in creating vegan and raw desserts including cakes, cupcakes and health bars. (Photo Credit: Lin Ee Lim)

As a wellness enthusiast, Ee Lin tries to eat clean most of the time and enjoys nourishing herself with smoothie bowls. Here are her top 5 places to get that fix.

Ola Bowls

Their smoothie bowls are not only Instagram-worthy but also delicious! As a peanut butter lover, I naturally gravitate toward their indulgent bowl of Peanut Trouble (peanut butter, soy milk, bananas, muesli, granola, strawberries, and pumpkin seeds), a bowl of nutty delight that is rich and creamy without being overly sweet.

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Who wouldn’t enjoy this bowl of wholesome goodness? Photo Credit: Ola Bowls)

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Aside from their delightful array of cold-pressed juices, their smoothie bowls are lipsmackingly good! My favourite is their Dragon Bowl (dragonfruit, banana, strawberries, coconut water, chia seeds, and buckwheat), and their Overnight Oats are worth trying too.

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Impressed is all about serving their diners with wholesome foods that help to cleanse the system. (Photo Credit: Impressed)

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The Good Co

Surrounded by lush foliage, this cafe with a relaxing ambient offers a selection of healthy fares ranging from soups to salad pots and sandwiches. Their Golden Bowl (a mango and banana smoothie garnished with blueberries, toasted oats, mango and banana slices, goji berries, chia seeds, and pumpkin seeds) is a must when our tropical temperature is soaring high.

Try the specialty of the season – the Sakura smoothie bowl; that will leave you wanting for more. (Photo Credit: Good Co)

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Acai Lab

What I love about this laidback kiosk is that they use frozen acai berries instead of acai powder to make their smoothie bowls. The Rio Bowl (acai, guarana, bananas, strawberries, honey and granola) is my go-to choice when I need a good dose of acai goodness!

Acai lab uses frozen acai berries with a combination of fresh fruits and nuts to whip up some mean smoothies. (Photo Credit: Acai Lab)

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Besides smoothie bowls, this kid-friendly cafe serves up great-tasting salads and wholesome kids’ meals. Whenever I need to add more greens into my diet, I would order their pretty-looking bowl of Green Goddess (spinach, bananas, and mangoes topped with granola, raspberries, almonds and chocolate shavings).

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Beside serving smoothies, Marmalade makes a good spot for some healthy eating and is also kid-friendly. (Photo Credit: Marmalade)

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 On our last Insider Guide, Violet Lim of Lunch Actually, tells us where to head to for that perfect date in Kuala Lumpur. Read: 5 Awesome Places For A First Date In Kuala Lumpur  

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