Health shakes and smoothies are enjoying huge popularity at cafes and restaurants all over Port Elizabeth. Try our top choices this festive season:

Rhubarb and Lime

Rhubarb and Lime is a crafty retro cafe that has delicious smoothies ranging from the popular berry smoothie, made of mixed berries, 100% strawberry juice and crushed ice, to the king smoothie, which has banana, fat-free plain yoghurt and peanut butter.  The cafe at 7 Park Lane, St George’s Park, recently added pineapple and watermelon smoothies to its menu. It is open Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 4pm, and Saturday 8.30am to 2pm.

Healthy Shakes and Smoothies

South Blvd Cafe

Enjoy mouthwatering smoothies at South Blvd Cafe, next to the South End Museum at the intersection of Beach Road and Walmer Boulevard. Indulge in some non-dairy chocolate decadence with the white chocolate smoothie. Try the delicious fudge smoothie, or opt for the superb breakfast smoothie while taking in stunning views of Port Elizabeth’s bustling city life. Open Monday to Wednesday, 8am to 4pm, Thursday 8am to 9pm, Friday to Saturday 8am to 10pm, and Sunday 8am to 5pm.

Salt

Stanley Street’s Salt restaurant, which opened three-and-a-half years ago, offers a relaxed environment where patrons can indulge in the popular Lindt chocolate smoothie made with real Lindt chocolate and low-fat ice-cream. Other delicious smoothies include cranberry, strawberry and berry, all made with real fruit, 100% fruit juice and low-fat ice-cream. Open Monday to Sunday, 8am to about 2am.

News Cafe

News Cafe at the Boardwalk in Summerstrand has a variety of refreshing smoothies, ranging from the bright-green kiwi, apple, mint and cucumber smoothie to the passion fruit crush, and the ever-popular cappuccino smoothie. The cafe has a vibrant atmosphere where you can enjoy more decadent gourmet shakes like the strawberry cheesecake version, made with strawberries, cream cheese, condensed milk and tennis biscuits. Also popular is the Gummi-Berry shake with berries, bubblegum syrup and jelly babies. Open Sunday to Thursday, 9am to 12am, and Friday to Saturday 9am to 3am.

Healthy Shakes and Smoothies

Kauai

With a number of locations around Port Elizabeth and a fresh, new menu with a variety of fruit, veg and superfood health shakes, Kauai is a great choice for delicious guilt-free smoothies this summer. Enjoy the popular Tropical Greens, or try the diabetic-friendly Cacao Cream smoothie that contains cacao nibs, avocado, coconut water and xylitol. Kauai at Greenacres food court has comfortable seating and a casual atmosphere. Open Monday to Thursday 9am to 6pm, Friday 9am to 7pm, Saturday 8.30am to 5pm and Sunday 9am to 2pm.

Taste for yourself:

Rhubarb and Lime

041 373 3186

South Blvd Cafe

041 582 1559

Salt

041 582 2402

News Cafe

041 583 6660

Kauai

041 363 0541

Words and Images: Sashika Pillay

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