Day 319/365: Sugarleaf Makati Intimate Banquets and Healthy Dine-in Meetings

Day 319/365: Sugarleaf Makati Intimate Banquets and Healthy Dine-in Meetings

November 16, 2011

Make your office meetings, family gatherings like reunions, baptismals, bridal & baby showers & other special events more meaningful by feeding your guests with foods that nourish.

Going beyond the typical fare of hotels & restaurants, Sugarleaf…foods that nourish, a healthy-eats, and supplements from, resto-store along Wilson Street, Greenhills and now in the central business district of Makati City now offers a menus which is truly organic & natural.  And because of the absence of artificial preservatives & chemicals, aside from feeding, the food is naturally detoxifying, beautifying & weight-loss inducing!

Now isn’t this a fantastic gift to guests and colleagues?  They’ll surely ask for seconds & talk about it after your gathering.

Sugarleaf Makati Healthy Dine in

With prior notice, Sugarleaf can be reserved for private gatherings of up to 30 to 50 pax* (Greenhills & Makati*)  for  for intimate family & company, office activities & even nights out with friends!

We can create sets from our menu selection and/or create special dishes to suit your taste & preference.  You may even customise your menu with dishes that detoxify, anti-oxidize (“youthen”-ing food), promote weight loss, etc.  All great tasting of course! – from soups to salads, main courses to desserts & drinks.  All the foods are also naturally low in cholesterol & fats, high in fibre, and low-glycemic (suitable for diabetics).  The Sugarleaf team can also give a short talk about food being consumed and give tips on healthier eating, living.

Please call 385 0387 or 0917 837 4257 or email for more information.

For Makati Reservation, we can set-up tables at the 3rd/4th level of Medicard Lifestyle Center depending on your needs.

What’s More? Free Parking is available!

See you at Sugarleaf branches!

Sugarleaf Makati Healthy Dine-in Interior
Sugarleaf Makati 2F Healthy Dine In












Day 316/365: Pacquiao-Marquez III Controversial Match @ Medicard Lifestyle Center

Day 316/365: Pacquiao-Marquez III Controversial Match @ Medicard Lifestyle Center

November 13, 2011

It was my first time to watch a live telecast of Pacquiao’s boxing fight. Thanks to Medicard Lifestyle Center in Makati for converting their grand lobby as a viewing facility for their partners and guests. And being a new home of Sugarleaf, we were able to served their guest with Organic Coffee and Fresh Juices courtesy of Matstone Philippines. Great refreshing and healing concoctions of Malunggay-Pineapple and Sayote-Cucumber-Yacon!

How was the fight? From Round 1 to 7 and based on how the camera is being rolled to capture each punch, I know it was Marquez whom I truly admire on how he counter attacks and made his connecting punch a success. Round 8 to 12 is a mix of Pacquiao and Marquez punches but in favor of Marquez as how it was being covered by media. And yes, being totally ignorant on the boxing rules and how it is being scored, in my eyes and “connecting punch” points, the winner should be Marquez. However there are professional judges who were all there watching and observing each punch, moves, and attacks. The boxing rules applies and based on my research, this is how it works (c/o

The Four Components of Boxing Scoring

Scoring in professional boxing is rather subjective in nature. Controversy seems to arise after every close bout, and official scorers are often scorned by viewers that deemed the fight far from close.

Three ringside judges score bouts based on four factors:

1. Clean punching: “Clean” punches are punches that land on the face/side of the head and the front/side of the torso.
2. Effective aggressiveness: A boxer demonstrates this trait when he consistently and successfully moves forward in a controlled manner.
3. Ring generalship: The judges favor the fighter who controls the pace and style of the bout.
4. Defense: Boxers that skillfully incorporate defensive maneuvers receive credit in this area.

Professional bouts are scored on a round-by-round basis, and judges are supposed to assign their scores with each of the above factors equally in mind. It shouldn’t come as a shock, though, that certain judges favor certain characteristics. In any circumstance, the four criteria are used – in addition to knockdowns and committed fouls – as a way of assigning points under the 10-point Must System.

Medicard Lifestyle Center -Makati

Ten-point Must System

Judges use the 10-Point Must System in professional bouts. This system assigns ten points to the winner of each round. The loser receives nine points for a close round, eight points if he was knocked down or dominated, and seven points if he was knocked down twice. If a round is even and neither boxer was knocked down, both boxers receive 10 points. If each boxer was knocked down once, the knockdowns are disregarded and the winner of the round receives 10 points, while the loser receives nine points.

The boxer with more accumulated points at the end of the match is the winner, as long as two of the three judges are in agreement. The four possible decisions of a bout that goes the distance are as follows:

Unanimous decision: All three judges score the same boxer as the winner.
Split decision: Two of the three judges score in favor of one boxer, who is declared the winner, despite the fact that the third judge ruled in favor of the other boxer.
Majority decision: Two of the three judges score in favor of one boxer, who is declared the winner, despite the fact that the third judge ruled the contest a draw.
If at least two judges have the match as tied, then a draw will be declared. Also, a draw occurs if one judge has one winner, another judge has a different winner, and the third judge has a draw.

A bout can also be stopped earlier than the scheduled duration due to Knockout (KO) or Technical Knockout (TKO). Once a boxer gets to his feet after being knocked down, he must be approved to continue by the referee. If the boxer is unable to recover from the knockdown within ten seconds, his opponent wins by way of knockout. A referee can also choose to stop a fight at any point to protect a boxer from severe injury. In this case, the boxer loses by Technical Knockout.

Pacquiao-Marquez Part 3

Medicard Lifestyle Center -Makati
Medicard Lifestyle Center -Makati

Respecting the Decision

Professional boxers train for months in preparation for a bout. A controversial decision can be devastating for a boxer who’s trained hard and feels he has won the bout. Keep in mind that the judges are only human, and are contracted to score the bout as fairly and honestly as possible.

Professionals, in most cases, have already participated in a significant amount of amateur matches and understand there is a possibility of disappointment. They focus solely on fighting to the best of their ability, and try to take the decision out of the judges’ hands. If you are dominant in the ring, there is less of a chance that you will be disappointed and confused by the decision. Professionals know they must train hard to improve their skills so that they can be confident of the decision before it occurs. They hope the match won’t have to come down to a decision, and instead focus on knocking out their opponent.

Well, now we understand how he won the fight. He is aggressive in his attacks, his style conquers the ring, and definitely a very good defense in spite of those “connecting punches” of Marquez as what we’ve watched based on a “camera’s perspective”. Now I am curious to know if the camera man is a Mexican 🙂

Anyway, great match! and very cool place to watch it! Thanks too to Sole Academy for their loot bags and raffle prizes!

Sugarleaf Makati Dine in Healthy Shop

Kudos to you Manny Pacquiao! Pinoy Rules! Congratulations!

Day 314/365: Sugarleaf, A Haven of Health rises in Makati City

Day 314/365: Sugarleaf, A Haven of Health rises in Makati City

November 11, 2011

Auspiciously healthy was the best way to describe 11-11-11 at 11am when Sugarleaf formally opened the doors of its second branch in Makati City, bringing its unique take on healthy eating and living to denizens of the central business district with healthy habits and supplements from brands like healthyusa. A partnership between Sugarleaf, Inc. and the MEDICard Lifestyle Center, the haven of health is located at the ground and second floors of the beautiful new building at the corner of Paseo de Roxas and Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue in Urdaneta Village.

It offers the full product and service line of its Greenhills branch: a healthy, great tasting menu optimising organic, natural ingredients and super food, Goody Kefir probiotic food and drinks, low glycemic desserts, non-dairy coconut kefir ice cream, organic produce, mini-mart, deli and lifestyle and wellness events.

(L-R) Lexi Schultze, Anton Diaz, Luis Montoya, Rman Lorenzo, Marjoree Cabral-Lorenzo

ANC host Lexi Schultze and popular blogger Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet cut the ceremonial ribbon together with officers of MEDICard and Sugarleaf.  Sanctuario de San Antonio parish priest reverend father Joel Sulce blessed the premises and afterwards, guests enjoyed healthyummy cocktails prepared by Sugarleaf’s co-owner Gina S. Yambot.It was a happy gathering of loyal patrons, MEDICard directors and management represented by the

Montoya family Dr. Nicky, Atty. Jon and Engineer Luis Montoya, and Makati residents excited that organic and natural products will soon become more accessible.

Ifick Philippines set up a photo booth where attendees gamely posed for souvenir photos.

Lexi Schultze of ANC and Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet

The Ribbon-Cutting, Blessing Menu

Sugarleaf’s best-selling turkey waldorf and smoked salmon sandwiches, Goody beef, crabstick and mango wraps were served complemented by fresh organic salad and Sugarleaf’s signature vinaigrettes and authentic Goody Kefir dressing.  Goody Kefir mango-banana smoothies  refreshed as well as nourished guests who were more than happy to have seconds.

Guests couldn’t believe that the decadent pastries served were healthy and low-glycemic.  “Baked heathier” is Sweety Pies’ motto using wheat flour and coconut sugar, healthier alternatives to refined white flour and sugar.  Raw nuts, fresh and dried fruit, superfood and Goody Kefir provide nutrients and beneficial probiotics good for digestion.

Medicard Lifestyle Center Lobby

The Store

Sugarleaf at the MEDICard Lifestyle Center features a sizeable retail section occupying the ground floor of the two level space.

Organic produce from certified high- and lowland farms, home-made dressings, natural and organic food and non-food products, local and imported superfoods and a lot more.

Jello’s Coco-Kefir Ice Cream, also served at the dining room upstairs is also available for take out.  Most flavours are vegan for lactose intolerant customers.  Texture and nutrition are not sacrificed as coconut milk and coco-kefir provide creaminess and beneficial probiotics.

Sugarleaf Healthy Shop
Sugarleaf Healthy Dining
Anton Diaz and Marjoree Cabral-Lorenzo
Amador Madamba of Mens Health and TV-Host /Actress Angel Jacob
(L-R) Dr Nick Montoya, Alfredo “Kokoy” Reonisto, Aristotle Salas, Rman Lorenzo
Sugarleaf Makati Team

Partners in Good Health

The event wouldn’t have been complete without the support of Sugarleaf’s loyal partners which provided nutrition and education as they shared their great-tasting and healthy products as well as their knowledge to visitors eager to learn the health benefits of each item at the store and in the menu.

Suchero provided the best natural sweetener to complement the free-flowing premium Arabica coffee served by Roaster Juan.  Suchero couple Joey and Arnee Villa and Terri Reyes of Roaster Juan were present to support the event.

Matstone slow juiced a healthy detoxifying blend of malunggay, pineapple and lemongrass, a perfect pre-cocktail drink for the healthy food that followed.

La Moderna Bakery of Guagua, Pampanga recreated some of its artisan pastries using coconut sugar: Sans rival, San Nicolas, masa podrida, sampaguita and gorgoryas.

Now open  at the G&2F of the MEDICard Lifestyle Center at 51 Paseo de Roxas corner Senator Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City!   Tel 892 7323. Like us on Facebook Sugarleaf Foods That Nourish and follow us on Twitter @sugarleafph.  Initially open Mondays to Saturdays, 8am-7pm. Please bear with us during our soft opening phase.

Sugarleaf’s first branch is located at the ground floor of the Health Cube Building, 226 Wilson Street, West Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila.  Open 8am-10pm Mondays to Saturdays and 8am to 2pm Sundays.  Tel (63 2) 385 0387, Fax (63 2) 661 6639 or mobile (63 917) 844 7593 or (63 917) 837 4257.  Email:

Sugarleaf Opening Photo Gallery

Sugarleaf Makati Opening

See You at Sugarleaf!!!



Day 308/365: Sugarleaf Makati Opening Soon!

Day 308/365: Sugarleaf Makati Opening Soon!

November 5, 2011

Your Haven Of Health

Recognising the clamour for a one-stop shop of healthy food items in the metropolis, Sugarleaf debuted in West Greenhills, San Juan in February 2011 followed by Urdaneta Village, in Makati by November 2011.

Living up to its mission of providing “foods that nourish” Sugarleaf features Healthy Picks, a mini-mart of locally-sourced produce from certified organic farms, which is the main ingredient of the restaurant’s all-day dining menu.

All items are available for take away and delivery.  A cozy dining area of up to 30 persons is available for intimate events such as reunions and meetings.

A wide selection of natural and organically-produced goods from the Philippines and overseas include free-range chicken, eggs, pork, yoghurt, kombucha, highland coffee & rice, natural sweeteners, home-made dips & dressings, air-dried tea, snacks among others.  Raw and super food ingredients for vegetarians and raw foodies are also available.

Local & imported super foods such as chia, maca, acai & raw cacao are available as well chilled & frozen, smoked & cured fish, meat & turkey, US-origin dried fruits, raw nuts.

Other exclusive product lines are available complementing Sugarleaf’s all-day dining menu:

  • Goody Kefir pro-biotic foods and drinks (from raw cow’s milk and coconut milk)
  • Sweety Pies…baked healthier is a range of high-fibre, low-glycemic desserts
  • FruitLife and TeaLife organic, natural and probiotic teas and juices (Coming Soon)
  • Jello’s Coco Kefir Ice Cream pro-biotic-rich and mostly vegan (dairy-free) frozen confections

Health and wellness talks, seminars and workshops go beyond food and complement the Sugarleaf experience.

Sugarleaf is named after stevia, a plant whose leaves possess an intense sweetening capability.  Though somewhat controversial in its earlier years, stevia is totally safe and is highly regarded because it has anti-oxidant properties, has zero calories, and doesn’t affect blood sugar levels.

Sugarleaf imbibes sweetness, happy thoughts and feelings linked with healthy living and organic lifestyle.

Healthy Is The New COOL!  Healthy food can be hip, young, delicious and great enjoyed with friends and family.


Sugarleaf Makati

Day 224, 225 /365: Birthday Wish and Sugarleaf PhotoShoot

Day 224, 225 /365: Birthday Wish and Sugarleaf PhotoShoot

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August 13, 2011: Day 224 – Happy Birthday Suzette!

A Birthday Wish

Today is your day, and you’re wished the best,
I hope you celebrate it, with a lot of zest.

For today though you are a year older,
Store away your many wishes, until you feel bolder.

So let the drums roll and horns toot,
Now make a wish for a lot of loot.

Beautiful Happy Birthday

Happy birthday on this beautiful day,
There’s so many things, I just want to say.
You inspire many, with your thoughts and actions,
We’re all so grateful, for your calm reactions.

Happy birthday on this beautiful day,
You’ve always been there, when we needed you to stay.
Kindness and thoughtfulness is your forte,
Our love for you, we wish to convey.

Happy birthday on this beautiful day,
We wish you the best, without any delay.
Hope you enjoy it, from beginning till end,
Here’s a hug and kiss, we’re ready to send.

Day 224/365: Suzettes Birthday

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August 14, 2011: Day 225 Sugarleaf Product Photo shoot

Sugarleaf Photoshoot

Sugarleaf Product line & menu

Healthy Picks (certified all‐organic produce) Literally from alugbati to zucchini, Sugarleaf’s Healthy Picks ships farm fresh froduce with the stamp of approval from the Organic Certification Council of the Philippines. Product availability dependent on seasonality, transport and weather conditions
Fruits – Banana • Blueberry • Chico • Lemon • Lime (dayap) • Orange • Papaya (fresh & green) • Passionfruit • Pineapple
Star apple (caimito) • Strawberry • Watermelon • and more!
Herbs – Basil • Dill • Lemongrass • Marjoram • Mint • Oregano • Parsley • Rosemary • Tarragon • Thyme • and more!
Vegetables – Alfalfa sprouts • Alugbati • Amte • Arugula • Bell pepper • Bittergourd (ampalaya) • Brocolli • Brussel sprouts • Cabbage • Calunsay • Carrots • Cauliflower • Celery • Chayote fruit & tops • Cherry tomato • Chinese kale • Chives • Cucumber • Eggplant • Fennel • Ferns (paco) • French beans • Gherkins • Ginger • Horseradish • Hot pepper fruit & leaves • Leeks • Lettuce (fancy & iceberg) • Madeira • Magic beans • Mixed greens • Moringa (malunggay) • Mushroom shiitake • Okra • Mustard • Pakchoi (pechay) • Peas garden, lapad & salad • Polunchai • Potato • Radish cherry, Korean, red & torpedo • Rhubarb • Romaine • Saluyot (jute) • Spinach New Zealand • Squash blossom & fruit • String beans (sitaw) • Sugarbeet • Swamp cabbage (kangkong) • Sweet potato sprouts & tuber (camote & camote tops) • Tamarillo (Spanish tomato) • Taro dried leave, stalks & tuber (laing) • Tatsoi • Tomatoes apollo, cherry, marimar & native • Upo (bottle gourd) • Violet • Watercress (tansoy) • Wombok (Chinese pechay) • Wheat grass • Winged beans (sigarillas) • Yacon • Yellow ginger (turmeric) • Zucchini • and more!

Healthy dairy
Cottage cheese • Fresh milk (cow, carabao, chocolate) • Yoghurt (plain, classic unsweetened, blueberry, mango, pineapple, strawberry)

Deli – frozen & chilled items
European & American cured & smoked products – Norwegian salmon • Blue marlin • Gluten—free turkey ham with Bifidus (probiotics) • Iberico Belota chorizo
US-origin raw nuts – Almond • Macadamia • Pistachio • Walnut
Mindoro cashews (slightly toasted)
US-origin dried fruits – Blueberry • California raisin • Cherry • Cranberry • Prunes • Sultana
Wheat breads (preservative- and bread conditioner-free) – Baguette • Ciabatta • Classic bagels • Raisin bagels
Organic meat & poultry – Dressed chicken • Dressed duck
Home-made dips, dressings & sauces – Vinaigrettes: blueberry • mango-orange • organic passion fruit • strawberry • thyme Dips: classic kefir • garlic kefir • honey mustard • lemongrass
Arugula pesto • Basil pesto
Healthy icy, creamy confections – Guagua sorbetes (Filipino ice cream), sherbet: ebun buro (salted egg), malunggay (moringa), red munggo (mung bean) (Filipino ice cream) & buco-dayap sherbet • Suchero sorbetes • Kefir sherbet: choco-berry, mango & vanilla • Frozen wheatgrass shot

Air‐dried tea • Banana chips • Chicken eggs • Coco nectar & sugar • Dried herbs • Highland coffee & rice • Honey • Kombucha (fermented tea everage with probiotics) • Salted duck eggs • Sea salt • Stevia • Tamarind soup mix • Vegetable noodles & chips • Yacon extract

Butchie’s Recipes
Barquillos • Gorgoryas • Sampaguita • Mamon tostado • Masa podrida • San Nicolas • Pampanga gift items: Allies Peanuts, Native tsokolate, Wow Bawang (garlic chips), kasoy (cashew nuts) & Mani (peanuts)

Acai powder • Chia (seeds & powdered) • Kelp noodles • Maca powder • Raw cacao nibs • Raw cocoa powder

For special order
Coconut & water kefir • Organic pork cuts • Non‐GMO tofu • Nut butters (almond, cashew & pili) • Soy milk

Other products
Gardening kits & tools • Kombucha starter kits • Mt. Pinatubo ash-glazed ceramics (benefitting indigenous peoples from Region III) • Mosquito repellent patches • Organic compost • Organic multi-purpose cleaner & laundry bar • Plants • Seeds • Soap • Art, bags, wood & handicrafts (benefitting disabled people)

Workshops & other services
Healthy cooking, eating & wellness workshops • Nook with books & reading materials • Organic farming, gardening
workshops • Recipe forums, sharing & testing • Source procurement • Wifi

Day 225/365: Sugarleaf Foods that nourish