Nutrition Ignition smoothie bar serves light and healthy options in downtown Suffolk – The Virginian-Pilot

SUFFOLK — After being out of city on trip for per week and indulging in too many wealthy meals, I used to be craving one thing gentle and wholesome.

Breakfast on the Diet Ignition smoothie and juice bar was the right prescription — scrumptious slightly than medicinal.

Plus, I acquired to take pleasure in doughnuts.

Diet Ignition opened in February in a blue-and-yellow brick constructing in downtown Suffolk. Inside, the excessive ceiling coated in darkish tin panels and the minimally adorned grey and cream partitions created an air of serenity as my husband and I sat at a small desk close to a sun-drenched window and lingered over our drinks.

The cafe presents low-sugar, high-protein shakes/smoothies that may be thought-about meal replacements, in addition to iced protein espresso and sugar-free teas meant to supply vitality.

Costs, whereas accessible on-line, weren’t listed on the paper menu on the counter. Dietary data, nonetheless, was. For instance, a medium (20-ounce) shake accommodates 24 grams of protein, 13 grams of carbohydrates, 9 grams of sugar and 200 energy, whereas a medium (24-ounce) tea accommodates no sugar and is below 100 energy.

I began with a medium banana nut muffin shake ($7.50), stuffed with banana taste with a touch of cinnamon. The graceful, cool drink tasted identical to its namesake muffin, solely in liquid kind.

For a caffeine enhance, a medium Marvel Lady tea ($7.50) was a marvel certainly. Constituted of a mix of strawberry, mango and orange, the tea was refreshing and barely tart.

For his breakfast, Jay selected a medium-sized fried ice cream shake ($7.50). Thicker than my banana nut muffin smoothie, this creamy, dessert-like shake featured French vanilla and cheesecake.

He additionally loved a medium iced espresso ($7.50) made with protein powder. Its three grams of sugar made the drink candy sufficient.

As a deal with, we devoured a 10-pack of gluten-free, high-protein, low-fat mini doughnuts ($8). These cute cookie-sized doughnuts with a mushy texture and barely nutty style have been made to order, served sizzling and customised with my alternative of drizzled chocolate sauce and a sprinkling of coconut flakes.

With all that protein in our programs, a number of hours handed earlier than Jay and I began to really feel hungry once more.

I received’t be ready till I’m again from one other gluttonous trip to return to Diet Ignition for satisfying smoothies and snacks that aren’t loaded with sugar.

Diet Ignition, 137 W. Washington St., Suffolk

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