In the last few years the popularity of health shakes and smoothies have been increasing, with more convenient locations available to choose a healthy drink alternative. The city has a number of local and international health bars and cafés providing not only healthy but great-tasting health shakes. With the warmer seasons on their way, we set you up with the best places in Jozi for summer smoothies.
Taste the Vegie Milkshake at Good Stuff Café Maroelana
Situated off Garsfontein Road, Good Stuff Café has a minimalistic, mainly white, spacious interior with an outdoor patio overlooking the garden, offering a relaxed environment to tuck into a healthy shake. The bright-pink Vegie Milkshake, made with carrot, beetroot, apple, ginger and vanilla ice cream, contains healthy enzymes to give your body a boost. The health shakes are made from idividually quick-frozen (IQF) – a technique where fruits frozen for a short period, to seal in vitamins and minerals. Close to the economic hub, this café is a gathering spot for lawyers, sales reps, moms, gym fanatics and book-club-goers.
Try Açai Strawberry at Sano Parkview
Sano Juice and Smoothie Bar, a Spanish brand, opened in Parkview in December 2014. Offering smoothies made with real fruit sourced from local farms, this store has a beach bar atmosphere where people gather for a refreshing after-work drink. Taste the Açai Strawberry, made with apple juice, banana, strawberry, açai and strawberry sorbet. Açai berries originate from the Amazon rainforest and are full of anti-ageing antioxidants. The team at this store is enthusiastic about health and serving customers best-quality products with a smile.
Enjoy the Caribbean Green smoothie at Boost Woodlands
Straight from Australia, Boost Juice Woodlands is a health bar specialising in smoothies as a convenient healthy option for people on the go. Try the Caribbean Green, a guilt-free energy-boosting smoothie made from mango, passion fruit, banana, spinach, mango nectar, coconut milk, coconut water and ice. This health bar has a high-energy atmosphere with vibey music. The team aims to educate people on healthy living with great tasting, healthy food and drinks.
Sip on a Strawberry Stinger at Kauai
Kauai Menlyn has been a mainstay in health for almost 20 years, serving fresh, nutritious real fruit smoothies. This fast-casual restaurant will soon undergo a brand refresh from store design to menu and customer experience. The ingredients are to become the hero of the decor, providing colour against the black-and-white-themed new-look store. Enjoy a Strawberry Stinger, made with strawberry, banana, apple juice and low-fat frozen yoghurt. This smoothie is nutrient dense and energy packed, with no additives.
Taste for yourself:
Good Stuff Café
012 346 7727
076 410 9899
012 994 4002
012 368 1197
Words: Lisa Dewberrry