At Millie’s Living Café
I love this time of year in Lynchburg because there are promises of spring everywhere. A lot of us tend to cook lighter meals, eat more raw foods, and focus on a healthier diet as summer approaches.
One of my favorite places to eat clean but easily fill up and fuel up is Millie’s Living Café in Wyndhurst, which opened in April 2015. “The inspiration has been the fact that there were little healthy options in Lynchburg. I had always wanted a café within our store (Health Nut Nutrition) and the passing of my mother in 2012 inspired me to go forward and name it after her,” said owner Dave Thomas.
Thomas has always lead a healthy lifestyle. But after spending some time in California, he got a few ideas that he brought back to Lynchburg and incorporated into the Millie’s menu. The plant-based options are endless and delicious, but the top seller and my personal favorite is the dragon bowl.
Thomas describes the dragon bowl as “a superfood smoothie bowl. It includes fresh frozen fruit featuring the superfruit pitaya (aka the dragon fruit), strawberries, banana, almond butter, and plant protein powder blended together and topped with granola and more fresh fruit. It is naturally sweet with no added sugar or other processed ingredients; it is low in calories and super healthy. It is heart healthy, fiber rich and high in antioxidants.”
And so, so tasty.
You can get the same flavorful sweet treat in smoothie form, just ask for the Pitayalicious.
By RACHEL DALTON