Sweetgreen Names a Delicacy After Naomi Osaka for a Good Cause

Published 05/20/2021, 10:30 AM EDT
Naomi Osaka of Japan in action against Coco Gauff of the United States of America in the Women’s Singles Round three match on Arthur Ashe Stadium during the 2019 US Open Tennis Tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on in Flushing, Queens, New York City. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)


Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka has become an inspiration to millions at 23. Moreover, her continuous on and off-court heroics have brought the Japanese star enormous popularity and made her a global icon.

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Above all else, Osaka acknowledges the power of the stage she has and aims to utilize it to help others. Accordingly, she has now decided to undertake another noble cause.

Mar 29, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Naomi Osaka of Japan hits a backhand against Elise Mertens of Belgium (not pictured) in the fourth round in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
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Sweetgreen to introduce The Naomi Osaka bowl for a noble cause

The reigning Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka has now partnered with America’s favorite salad restaurant chain, sweetgreen. They both will jointly support and help the American Asian Foundation raise equity in the AAPI (Asian American/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy) community.

For this cause, sweetgreen will launch The Naomi Osaka bowl, an adaptation of the Japanese star’s actual meals. Interestingly, Osaka herself designed the bowl along with culinary experts from sweetgreen.

The bowl includes warm quinoa, baby spinach, cilantro, tomato, tortilla chips, raw carrots, goat cheese, blackened chicken, avocado, lime-cilantro jalapeño vinaigrette, and sweetgreen hot sauce. Her fans won’t have to wait long for this delectable item as sweetgreen will introduce the bowl on their menus from May 20.

Most significantly, 100% of the earnings from the Naomi Osaka bowl will aid in improving access to healthy food in AAPI communities.

Along with helping the cause, the buyers can also indulge in a healthier lifestyle with Osaka’s bowl. Thus, it is likely that the salad bowls will start selling like hotcakes.

Besides that, the 23-year-old has also started a Play Academy for girls in Japan. Her main objective is to help young girls with everything to pursue their careers in sports.

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Osaka’s chances at the French Open 2021

Tennis-wise, Osaka hasn’t had a good couple of tournaments due to them having been on a clay surface. However, she is looking forward to doing well in Paris at the French Open 2021.

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Tennis -WTA Premier 5 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 12, 2021 Japan’s Naomi Osaka in action during her second road match against Jessica Pegula of U.S. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

But it is unclear how much her one win in Madrid and opening match loss in Rome would affect her mindset. Given the nature of the clay surface, she might have wanted to spend a few more match hours on it to improve her chances. It remains to be seen if she can produce magic in Paris this year.

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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