Changi Airport and Jewel are known for being a haven for delicious food, but did you know that they also boast nutritious and appetising options for the #fitspo folks out there? In this article, we’ve gathered some of the healthier choices that are definitely worth the reduced calories.
If you’re looking to spruce up your health (as you should in these times), here are some of the noteworthy eateries worth checking out!
1. Jamba Juice
For the parfait and smoothie-loving folks, good news for you! The renowned American smoothie brand – Jamba – has finally landed in Singapore, providing even more healthy options for you to choose from when you are at Changi Airport.
The store’s menu goes beyond smoothies, so you’ll find energy bowls, and even food options such as bagels, croissants and chilled sandwiches.
The Mango-a-go-go (S$7.90 / S$8.90 / S$9.90) is one of its classic smoothies featuring a passion fruit and mango juice blend, with pineapple sherbet and fresh mangoes. For a tangy, sweet and sour combination, this is your go-to!
If you are looking for an indulgent option to treat yourself after a long day, go for the Peanut Butter Moo’d (S$7.90 / S$8.90 / S$9.90). Featuring peanut butter, bananas, chocolate powder and vanilla yoghurt, it's a sweet treat with some healthy twists!
Location: Terminal 1 Departure Hall, #02–05
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday - 10:00am to 10:00pm
2. Superfood Kitchen x The Green Bar
To all salad enthusiasts, check out Superfood Kitchen x The Green Bar for a variety of affordable salad, wrap and grain bowl options. Prices start at S$5.90 for a takeaway wrap in various flavours like Cajun Me, featuring cajun chicken and barley brown rice, or K Goddess, featuring ingredients like sous vide chicken and gochujang aioli. If you are vegetarian, don’t worry about leaving hungry because there are options for you too! You can grab a Papa Java Vegetarian bowl, which has teriyaki tempeh as its main, or just create your own bowl. Dislike cold food? Good news – these bowls and its ingredients are warm! For those who may be calorie counting or counting your macros, you can check its website to see the nutritional values of each of their signature bowls.
With an array of customisable options, design your dream bowl or wrap to suit your diet and nutritional needs. From fresh greens to delicious protein, or even the type of dressing you want, there is bound to be something for everyone.
Location: Terminal 3 Basement 2, #B2 – 25
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday — 11:00am to 9pm
3.The Salad Fork
Talking about salads, if you want even more options, you can head down to The Salad Fork in Terminal 2. There are a number of interesting salad toppings that will be sure to spice up your meals! If you’re looking for a meatless option, you can have its Pura Vida bowl for S$9.90, featuring falafel, kale, chickpeas, quinoa, dukkah and much more.
For S$12.50, you can get its Seoul-Full bowl which comes with bulgolgi beef, miso baby corn, radish pineapple kimchi and the list goes on. It is full of delicious yet nutritious ingredients that will make up a satisfying meal.
If you love mushrooms, then the Harvest Bowl for S$11.50 is the right choice for you. With basil king oyster mushrooms, kale, and quinoa, it is chock-full of superfoods to give your health an extra boost.
Location: Terminal 2 Arrival Hall, #01 – 09/10
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday— 11:00am to 11:00pm
4. Spaggie & Mee
If you’re looking for a filling meal that does not comprise mainly of veggies, but still want to stay healthy, Spaggie & Mee is a great alternative for you. Its menu consists of many variations of pasta dishes, with the option of choosing what type of noodle you want to have! You can choose the sauce base you like, and your type of noodle. Pick from normal spaghetti, special Spaggie ramen, and for the health-conscious, the zero-calories Shirataki noodles!
If you have not heard of Shirataki noodles before, it is actually made from konjac jelly, so its great for those who may be gluten or wheat intolerant.
Prices are also extremely affordable – for S$7.90, you can get its Olli Vongole, which is an aglio olio pasta with clams. There are also fusion pasta dishes such as its Love, Mentaiko, a mentaiko-based pasta with smoked chicken and an onsen egg. For the salted egg fanatics, get its Salted Tamago which has salted egg sauce and prawns.
Location: Terminal 2 Arrival Hall, #01 – 09/10
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday— 11:00am to 11:00pm
5. An Acai Affair
Health nuts unite! A nutrition-packed bowl at An Acai Affair is one to keep an eye out for if you’re hunting for healthier meals among Jewel Changi's food options.
Who says eating healthy is boring? From vibrant fruit bowls to smoothies, each item on the menu of An Acai Affair comprises the freshest ingredients such as natural granola, in-house almond butter, and organic chia seeds. In short, An Acai Affair serves sugar-free and plant-based bowls that are both low in calories and free of guilt.
The Triple A (S$6.70 / S$9.90 / S$15.50) is a healthy bowl packed generously with fruits such as banana, kiwi and blueberries, topped with nuts and a mixture of chia seeds touted as superfoods. It's the perfect booster for weary bodies in need of vitamins, minerals and fibre.
Here’s My Abs (S$9.50 / S$11.50) is a smoothie that’s equally tasty. This includes organic Acai blended with a scoop of chocolate protein, banana, peanut butter, cacao nibs and almond milk. A perfect sweet treat packed with high antioxidants, anti-ageing and weight loss properties. Need we say more?
Location: Jewel Changi Airport, #B2 – 262
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday — 11:00am to 10pm, Friday and Saturday — 10:00am to 10:30pm, Sunday — 10:00pm to 10:00pm
6. Mr. Coconut
By now, Mr. Coconut needs no introduction. One could easily stumble upon the long, snaking queues of customers at its outlets around the island.
Lately, people seem to have been going nuts over Mr. Coconut — and for good reason. Not only is it the ideal drink to combat the scorching heat, but it also makes for a healthier alternative than the usual bubble tea. For a start, coconuts are known to be high in fibre, which is great for aiding digestion. It’s also known to help boost heart health.
Just like bubble tea, you’ll get to choose your sugar level too (of course, zero percent sugar is what we recommend). Refrain from adding toppings like Gula Melaka pearls, oreo bits and Pandan Sago though; that defeats the purpose of having a healthier alternative!
Essentially, the store goes beyond just coconut juice — its menu is well-diversified to suit your indulgent taste buds. But if you’re truly looking to keep trim, go for the basic Coconut Juice (S$4.60), an intensely satisfying beverage that utilises young Thai coconuts to bring forth that fresh creaminess along with a slightly nutty and sweet flavour profile.
Location: Jewel Changi Airport, #B2 - 268
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday — 10:00am to 10:00pm
7. Boost Juice
On the topic of drinks, Boost Juice is another great alternative to sweet treats like milkshakes. As its name suggests, a cup of Boost juice goes a long way in fueling our bodies with the essential nutrients it needs. Some say it even helps with boosting your mood. Savour a range of healthy fruit blends — a popular one being the All Berry Bang (S$5) — a concoction of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, apple juice, strawberry yoghurt and ice.
Feeling lethargic? Consider the Brekkie To Go-Go (S$7) — a tasty drink of banana, toasted muesli, honey, low-fat milk, vanilla yoghurt and ice. It’ll be a much-needed energiser booster to kick start your day on the right foot. And if that’s not enough, there’s also add on options of Vitamin A & C with green tea extract. These will go far to support a healthy immune system!
Location: Jewel Changi Airport, #B2 – 261
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday — 11:00am to 10:00pm, Friday and Saturday — 10:00am to 10:00pm
8. Birds of Paradise
Birds of Paradise is a unique boutique that puts an artisanal spin on ice cream using natural botanical flavours. In fact, the owner was inspired to create flavours that are unique and healthy at the same time. Apart from the sinful classics (like chocolate and hazelnut), you’ll find other naturally flavoured desserts that are made from scratch.
The ice cream purveyors create their own premium gelato base and infuse it with various herbs, spices, fruits and flowers. With no artificial sugars and colouring, these sweet treats are healthier than what you’d normally find in other ice cream parlours.
Like its flagship store at Katong, you’ll find unique flavours at the outlet at Jewel; from the likes of fragrant Pandan and Lemongrass, to delicate fan-favourites such as the White Chrysanthemum, Lychee Raspberry and Stawberry Basil. These are priced at S$4.70 for a single scoop and S$7.70 for a double scoop. While you’re at it, consider skipping the cup — top up an additional S$1 to get a thyme-infused cone!
Location: Jewel Changi Airport, #01-254
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday — 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Yolé is the first in the world to offer a range of ice cream and frozen yoghurt without adding a gram of sugar. Not only do their flavours hold no added sugars, they’re also less in calories and fats in comparison to other froyo brands in the market.
Rather than opting for sweet toppings like syrups and chocolate chips (these bump up the sugar content greatly), a healthier bet is to pair your froyo with fresh fruits. Strawberries and kiwi, for instance, help to provide much-needed dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals. A small cup with one topping costs S$4.90, while a large cup with three toppings costs S$6.90.
Location: Jewel Changi Airport, #B2-271
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday — 11:00am to 10:00pm, Friday to Sunday — 10:00am to 10:00pm
Needless to say, you'll find a paradise for all kinds of foodies at Changi Airport and Jewel, including those who enjoy keeping track of their calorie intake!
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