This one’s an oldie but a goodie, and these days Kauai is firmly on the superfood bandwagon, so hemp seeds, nut butters and kale, plus a host of others feature on their smoothie menu. You can even have vitamin C-enriched smoothies if you’re feeling a bit under the weather. Our favourite is a toss-up: either the Acai-Me with açaí berries, blueberries, strawberries, pressed apple juice, coconut shavings, honey and mint or the Coffee Date with espresso, banana, dates, frozen yoghurt and milk.
Situated in the Muldersdrift area, Leafy Greens Café is the perfect place to perch yourself on the terrace under the sun and sip on a refreshing smoothie. We love the almond butter smoothie, which is made with raw, stoneground almond butter, pea and hemp protein powder, bananas, dates, maca, mesquite and lemon. It’s as good as it sounds and the health benefits are endless! If you want to add a superfood booster to your smoothie there are plenty to choose from, like baobab, which contains vitamin C, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium and fibre, or lucuma, an antioxidant fruit that contains vitamin B and is also an immune booster.
How about a meal in a glass? If you’re on the go, a smoothie from Fruits & Roots is just what you need to keep your energy levels up. Their Raw Jungle Protein Smoothie is made with banana, pineapple, coconut milk and spirulina – what more could you ask for? Want to consume your veg, fruit and protein all in one drink? Then the Peaceful Warrior Smoothie is for you with avocado, spinach, spirulina, banana and whey protein.
This café is known for their smoothie and juice bar, so they’ll certainly sort out your smoothie craving. Pick a base ingredient for your smoothie and add any of their extras. We vote for the Soul Mate base, which is made with strawberries, non-dairy frozen yoghurt and strawberry juice. To that, we’d suggest adding some macadamia nut butter, baby spinach (you won’t even taste it, we swear!) and some whey protein powder. Now, doesn’t that sound delicious?
Feeling a little low on energy? Then your body definitely needs a healthy burst of vitamins, minerals and enzymes! At Bliss Juicery, they offer 100% natural, cold-pressed and oh-so-delicious juices, smoothies and wellness shots to fuel your body. For a delicious green smoothie, the Alkalising Green is a must! It's jam-packed with spinach, cucumber, pineapple, apple, coconut water, mint and avo. And for something sweet, Berry Glow is delicious – mixed berries, banana, coconut water and coconut. Yum!
This home-style eatery is a great place to pick up a smoothie. Whether you want to sit down and enjoy it or grab it as an on-the-go snack, it’s completely your choice. Their Get Up and Go smoothie is made with oat bran, mango, low-fat yoghurt and honey and will work well for breakfast. Or how about their classic Peanut Butter and Banana made with low-fat yoghurt, peanut butter, frozen banana and honey? Yum!
Boost Juice Bar has been around for quite some time, and not only does it have a great selection of juices but it also has a lot of delicious smoothies. A few of our favourites include the populars: Mango Magic, All Berry Bang, Berry Crush and the refreshing Tropical Pina Colada. But if you're trying to watch your figure and don't want anything that's overloaded with calories, then check out their equally as delicious Calorie Counter options.
If you're in Bryanston and need a quick fruity smoothie fix, then Pureberry is just the spot you need to visit. Yes, they offer detox packages and fresh, raw juices... but the smoothies here are awesome. Take your pick from their list of super and fruit smoothies that are perfect for a pre- or post-gym treat. They also have moreish super shakes. We recommend is the Blueberry Baby – blueberries, frozen yoghurt and milk, packed with antioxidants.
You don't need to leave home to get your hands on a delicious smoothie. You can have them delivered straight to your home and make them yourself. We absolutely love the Blendid DIY frozen smoothie packs. There's a fruity combination for every taste. All you have to do is add your favourite smoothie pack to your blender, add the liquid of your choice, blend for half a minute and BOOM... delicious smoothie on the go!
There you have it, our picks of the best smoothies in Joburg. If you think we've left anything out, just say the word – we want to hear your thoughts!