Smoothie Bowls

What's great about a smoothie bowl:

Spilt Milk

Spilt Milk, situated in Melville, is home to some of the best smoothie bowls. This amazing spot serves a good variety for you to choose from. One of our favourite bowls is The Nutty Professor, which is packed with protein and added cashews for crunch and texture.

Details: No. 1, 7th Street, Melville, Gauteng | https://www.facebook.com/Spilt-Milk-Social-Cafe-9-934385313426148/ |

Food Bowls

Kauai

Inspired by the tropical islands, Kauai bursts with character.

Their food bowls are packed with flavour, especially their Peanut Butter Berry Smoothie Bowl. Made with peanut butter, blueberries, banana and coconut milk, this is simply delicious.

This is just what you need to start your day on the right note.

Details: Various areas, Johannesburg, Gauteng | https://kauai.co.za/  | [email protected] 

Smoothies

What's great about a smoothie:

Boost Juice Bar

Boost Juice Bar is one of the best smoothie bars in the city. Their smoothie menu is packed with a variety of delicious fruity smoothies.

Grab something as a treat after a good workout. They have so many options to choose from, you will be spoiled for choice.

Details: Various areas, Johannesburg, Gauteng | http://boostjuice.co.za/ | [email protected]

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Fruits And Roots Health Store

Fruits and Roots Health Store is a great spot for getting the best smoothies. This store is all about wellness, making sure that their menu items are packed with natural ingredients.

They encourage everyone to lead a healthier and greener lifestyle. If you are looking for super foods, this is the place to find it.

Details: Hobart Corner Shopping Centre, Hobart and Grosvenor Roads, Bryanston, Johannesburg, Gauteng | https://fruitsandroots.co.za/ | [email protected]

Kauai

Not only can you find amazing smoothie bowls at Kauai, but it is also one of the best places to indulge in either a creamy or fruity smoothie. They have a generous menu that has something for everyone. Their options are not only delicious, but healthy too.

Details: Various areas, Johannesburg, Gauteng | https://kauai.co.za/[email protected]

See the battle between smoothie & juice bars in Joburg.

So, what is your choice: a smoothie or a smoothie bowl? Let us know in the comments section below!

Juice

Bliss Juicery

Bliss Juicery is situated at the Colony Centre in Craighall. This juice spot is the epitome of clean, fresh and detoxing juice. They make use of the freshest ingredients for their delicious drinks.

While they specialise in juices, they also offer milks and smoothies. With the wide variety on offer, you can enjoy a tasty, healthy and fueling drink at any time.

Details: Colony Centre, Ground Floor, 345 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall, Johannesburg, Gauteng | http://www.blissjuicery.co.za/ | [email protected]

Pureberry

Pureberry specialises in both juices and smoothies. Their focus on clean food helps their customers build a healthier lifestyle.

This is a great spot to get a post workout drink.

Details: Shop 14, Bryanston Shopping Centre, Sandton, Johannesburg, Gauteng | https://m.facebook.com/PureberrySA | [email protected]

One-Juice

One-Juice supplies organic juices for kids, adults, for detoxing and so much more.

They pride themselves in using quality ingredients that nourish your body. One-Juice also offers a bulk cleanse box of multiple juices.

One-Juice aims to provide healthy choices that develop healthier skin, immunity and wellness.

Details: 4th Avenue and 10th Street, Parkhurst, Johannesburg, Gauteng | https://one-juice.com/ | [email protected]

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Fruits And Roots Health Store

Fruits and Roots creates food and beverages that are packed with natural ingredients.

This spot is encouraging people to lead a healthier and greener lifestyle with their wide range of meat-free, gluten-free and super-food options.

Details: Hobart Corner Shopping Centre, Hobart and Grosvenor Roads, Bryanston, Johannesburg, Gauteng | https://fruitsandroots.co.za/ | [email protected]

Kauai

Kauai is one of the best places to indulge in either a creamy or fruity smoothie. They have a generous menu that has something for everyone. Their options are not only delicious, but healthy too.

Details: Various areas, Johannesburg, Gauteng | https://kauai.co.za/ | [email protected] 

Boost Juice Bar

Boost Juice Bar is one of the best juice and smoothie bars to grab a tasty and healthy beverage.

Boost makes delicious smoothies and juices. They have many options to choose from, so you can try something new every time you visit.

These smoothies are a great reward after a gruelling workout.

Details: Various areas, Johannesburg, Gauteng | http://boostjuice.co.za/ | [email protected]

Check out the battle between smoothies & smoothie bowls in Johannesburg.

Do you prefer smoothies or juices? Let us know in the comments section below!

Kauai Meets Pick 'n Pay

Kauai, South Africa’s leader in healthy food, has extended its brand into retail with the launch of an innovative frozen product range in partnership with Pick n Pay, which will be in stores from January 2020.

The partnership combines Kauai’s 23 years of experience as the leader in healthy food, with Pick n Pay’s heritage as a trusted retailer, to make healthy eating more accessible to a broader range of customers.

The Pick n Pay powered by Kauai frozen product range was developed to meet the growing demand from customers seeking healthier ready-to-eat meals that they can conveniently enjoy at home.

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About The Range

The new range includes a variety of healthy frozen smoothies, already available in-store, with frozen meals and side dishes available from January 2020. The range will include some of Kauai’s top-selling meals and smoothies, like the Strawberry Stinger smoothie and Butta Chicken Bowl.

Explains Dean Kowarski, CEO of Real Foods, the holding company of Kauai: “There is a major global shift as consumers seek out healthier, natural food options which are both affordable and convenient. We’re also seeing a shift towards more plant-based and vegan options. Our 23-year heritage positions us well to respond to this trend. We see our partnership with Pick n Pay as a natural extension of our commitment to making healthy eating accessible to more consumers.

“This new partnership comes on the back of an exceptional year for our group. We have just opened our 160th store locally, launched new stores in the Netherlands and Thailand, and have plans for more stores in Asia-Pacific and Europe.”

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Real Foods CEO Dean Kowarski

Pick n Pay, which recently relaunched its Livewell range to include easy-to-read labels for smarter, healthier food choices, says that it wants to make healthier eating easier, more accessible, and more desirable. The Pick n Pay powered by Kauai range is the latest addition to the Livewell range consisting of over 600 products.

“Healthier food shouldn’t be seen as boring or less tasty. The new range will offer our customers a delicious, yet quick and easy healthy meal option,” says Nicki Russell, Head of Innovation and Trends at Pick n Pay.

Kowarski says Kauai will bring its expertise in flavour-packed, healthy food to the growing frozen foods category, in line with frozen foods innovation in other markets. “This is a completely fresh take on frozen – it’s everything consumers love about Kauai’s delicious meals and smoothies, but with the convenience of being able to enjoy them at home whenever they want.”

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The restaurant-quality meals and smoothies can simply be taken out of the freezer and cooked or prepared from frozen in the quantities they choose, so there is no wastage.

Like the menu in Kauai stores, the ready-to-eat frozen range avoids additives, preservatives, artificial colourants or and flavourants. “We only use free-range chicken and eggs, aligned with our commitment to responsible sourcing.

“Globally, the frozen foods category is seeing renewed interest and innovation as freezing is a natural preservative, meaning it doesn’t require the addition of artificial preservatives. Newer, innovative frozen food products, such as the Pick n Pay powered by Kauai range – are taking advantage of this to develop healthier, natural meals and drinks that are free from additives, yet still deliver on taste and nutrition,” concludes Kowarski.

For More Information

For more information, visit kauai.co.za.

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Tea lovers can now become their own mixologist, thanks to the Bubble Tea Online Shop. Whether you're interested in brewing your own special blend of ice tea or crafting a refreshing Matcha Freezo, this store has everything you need!

What is Bubble Tea?

Just in case you didn't know, Bubble Tea is a Taiwanese drink made popular in the 80s. This tea delight has gradually spread its goodness across the world ever since. The South African selection of bubble tea varies slightly from the original, however. According to the Bubble Tea Online Shop, South Africans prefer the iced tea bubble tea variety over the traditional milky Taiwanese recipe. Our version is also commonly made with bursting boba bubbles made from a seaweed extract (a gel-like skin) wrapped around a flavoured juice. Classic bubble tea is topped with sweetened tapioca pearls.

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Let's Get Bubbly

Making your own bubble tea is actually a lot simpler than you may think. The Bubble Tea Online Shop has almost every ingredient you could imagine to craft your own version of the iced milky tea. Their range includes Rooibos-infused iced tea syrups, tea powders, tapioca pearls and boba bubble toppings. If you are planning to go all out bubbly, Bubble Tea Online offers fully loaded starter kits. Their website also features helpful tips and recipes to get you started.

To make a simple infused iced tea bubble tea, you will need:

Method:

  1. Add 50 ml of your choice of Rooibos Infused Syrup to 200 ml- 300 ml of water in a 500 ml glass/ jar and stir.
  2. Add 1-2 table spoons of your choice of toppings to your Rooibos Iced Tea.
  3. Top with ice.

* To cook the tapioca pearls, add 1 part tapioca to 8 parts boiling water, boil for 40 minutes, cover and let it sit for  15 minutes. Strain and rinse cooked tapioca with cold water. Sprinkle with sugar.

Alternatively, you can top your favourite store bought flavoured iced tea with your choice of topping. Easy enough right?

For the Coffee Connoisseurs and G&T Enthusiasts

We know not everyone appreciates the delicate, sweet flavours of tea. Not to worry coffee addicts, you have not been forgotten by the Bubble Tea Online Store. Their powder range features cappuccino, chocolate and chocolate cookie flavoured powders. These are perfect for whipping up a delicious home-made freezo. All you need is water, your choice of powder, ice and a strong blender!

For those with a stronger drink sensibility, Bubble Tea Online stocks an assortment of tonic syrups. Their full collection of syrups is currently on promotion for *R220. This set includes four tonic flavours - litchi, lime, strawberry and passion fruit. To make the perfect G&T, the store recommends mixing any tonic syrup with sparkling water before adding to your gin. Get creative with your cocktails by adding one or two toppings as well.

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Eco-Friendly Straws

Plastic straws are a thing of the past. To help you achieve your eco-friendly goals (you really should have a few by now), Bubble Tea Online now offers bamboo, glass, metal and biodegradable straws. Additionally, the online store stocks nifty cleaning tools and carry cases for your personal straws. You definitely have no excuse now not to ditch the plastic straw forever.

Contact Details:

Tel: 011 702 3089 | Email: [email protected] | Instagram

Anyone Can Join, Everyone Wins!

Vitality’s core purpose is to encourage everyone to exercise to improve their health, as well as drive their car in a way that keeps them safe. And to get you on the right track, there's the Vitality Active Rewards app with its personalised nature and dynamic individual goals.

When app users achieve their goals, they qualify for a range of rewards from smoothies and coffees to shopping vouchers and discounts on flights, running shoes and fitness-tracking devices. Talk about motivation! This programme and its incentives – which focus on healthy eating and regular health screenings – ensure you keep on top of your health and safety, which contributes to you living a longer and healthier life.

Discovery Vitality

 

Quick fact: Vitality members using the Vitality Active Rewards app have been shown to increase their frequency of physical activity by 24% and, when exercising, tend to exercise at a higher intensity. There has also been a 41% reduction in the number of harsh driving incidents for those who earn Vitality Active Rewards each week for driving well.

For 10 weeks only, ALL South Africans can experience Vitality by downloading the Discovery app and exercising and driving well to earn rewards for LIFE. Anyone and everyone can get rewarded – even if you aren’t a Discovery Vitality member. Score!

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Here's How You Can Join

To participate, follow these steps:

  1. Download the Discovery app or simply scan the QR code below
  2. Achieve your fitness and driving goals to earn plays on a game board
  3. For each play, reveal a tile on the game board to earn Vitality reward points
  4. Spend these points on rewards of your choice from a range of partners
  5. That's it!

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What's Up For Grabs?

Participants can treat themselves every week with rewards such as half-price coffees, smoothies or charity donations OR they can save up their Vitality reward points to choose bigger and better rewards which include online shopping rewards, tech accessories and even dream holidays!

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There are also instant prizes hidden behind rare tiles on the game board. If you’re lucky enough to find one, you can win an instant reward like a cash prize, international flight, fitness device or grocery voucher.

If you reveal a diamond on the game board, you’ll go into a draw to win incredible prizes like fuel, tyres, Golden Circle concert tickets, Uber rides, Nando’s meals, running shoes, HealthyFood and the latest iPhone – for LIFE.

Vitality Open hopes to inspire individuals to start their journey to healthier, safer living.

Discovery Vitality

For More Information

For more information about the Vitality Open or Discovery Vitality, visit www.discovery.co.za.

Also, follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

What Is It?

Steven from Yoga Works will teach an invigorating morning yoga session in the Rose Gardens, with stunning views over the city. After the yoga session you can expect the catering team from Four Seasons Hotel - The Westcliff to treat you to a selection of healthy fruits, snacks, juices, smoothies and teas/coffees which you can enjoy on the lawns of the amazing location. This is a great way to start your day make sure you do not miss it.

When Is It?

Saturday, 09 June 2018 from 09:00 - 11:00.

Where Is It?

Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg, 7 Jan Smuts Avenue, Westcliff, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R300 per person at webtickets.co.za.

For More Information.

For more information click here or contact 011 481 6000.

 Welcome Summer With Kauai's New Summer Menu

Spring is here, that's for sure. But what SA is known for (and what we enjoy most) are our stunning and sweltering summers! Another thing we love about summer is the fresh goodness of seasonal fruit and veggies. And with healthy eating and good food in mind, these beautiful, bright juicy fruit are the inspiration for the new Kauai summer menu. From smoothie bowls, healthy shakes and deliciously spicy burrito wraps, you can expect a few new (and awesome) healthy additions that you'll surely love.

Sip On Some Health Shakes

Feel like treating yourself to something sweet without ruining your diet? Look no further, Kauai has the answer! Satisfy your sweet tooth the healthier way with their classic GemPeanut Butter Bomb and the new Chocolate Bliss smoothies which are all loaded with healthy fats from almonds, nut butter and avocado. They will have you feeling fuller for longer.

Slay Your Day With Dragon Fruit

Not really a fruit that we're accustomed to seeing here in South Africa, Dragon Fruit has made an appearance onto Kauai's new summer menu and we must say we are loving it. Slay your day with a Dragon Punch Smoothie, a Dragon Fire Juice or a Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl. There's nothing more refreshing, tropical and vibrant than a hot-pink Dragon Fruit treat packed with antioxidants and vitamin C. Yum!

In The Mood For Some Hot Stuff?

Looking to grab a delicious yet wholesome bite to eat? Then why not spice up your lunch with their new Spicy Burrito wrap, filled with free-range chicken, salsa, jalapeno and chipotle chilli, cream cheese and rocket. Sounds pretty good, right? We're sure it's going to sell like hotcakes.

Super Bowls You Need To Try

If your usual Kauai smoothie isn't going to do the trick, then why not tuck into a Smoothie Bowl - the healthiest way to turn a smoothie into a good meal! The delicious and moreish Dragon Fruit and Choc Protein Smoothie Bowls are rich in nutrients, fibre and healthy fat, making it the perfect summer dish.

Something Special From Kauai and Virgin Active

And as if the new menu wasn't amazing enough, Kauai and Virgin Active are celebrating 15 years of helping you get summer ready and will be giving gym visitors R15 off* all Kauai's new summer menu items. This promo is only valid to Kauai stores inside Virgin Active clubs.

*Terms and conditions apply.

Click here to suss out the menu of your nearest Kauai to see what other delicious options have been added to their array of healthy yet oh-so-good options.

For More Information

For more information about Kauai, visit www.kauai.co.za.

If you’ve spent a Saturday or Sunday afternoon strolling through the stunning Lifestyle Garden Centre in Randburg, you’ll know that there is plenty to do there. There is also plenty to eat! On my last visit, I stumbled upon a colourful store called The Chill Zone, which opened on 27 August. Naturally, I had to check it out.

Let me just say that I have the biggest sweet tooth, so anywhere I can enjoy something sweet is brilliant in my book. I also believe that nothing is better than a smoothie on a sunny day. With that said, I decided to look around the store to see what they had on offer – and they had a lot! From frozen yoghurt to ice cream and yummy pastries, it was a sugar junkie’s paradise. They even have a ‘Waffle on a Stick’!

Honestly, I didn’t know where to start… so I took the simple route and went with their Apple and White Chocolate smoothie (R32). My husband, Brenden, went with the Ferrero Rocher gourmet milkshake (R35). They were both so creamy and satisfying (yes, I tried a little of his milkshake too… I had to). *Prices correct at time of writing.

Enjoy Sweet Treats At The Chill Zone

The Chill Zone is a one-stop sweet shop, with every kind of sugary delight you could dream off (I instantly regretted my decision to try and be healthy-ish this month). Anyway, one thing’s for sure: when all this is over, I’m definitely going back… I deserve a sweet treat every now and then... and so do you. So, why not go ahead and pay them a visit, Darlings? You can enjoy a little something for me.

Say hi to The Chill Zone

By Nicole Pillay

Have you been to The Chill Zone yet? What’s your favourite treat to enjoy there? Let us know in the comments section below.

HealthyBreakfasts

Oats

A hearty bowl of fruit and oats is a sure-fire way to get your kids’ minds into gear for a tough day of learning. Oats are known to stabilise blood sugar so by giving your kids this amazing meal for breakfast, their blood sugar levels will be more likely to stay under control throughout the day. Why not soak half a cup of raw, rolled oats in warm water overnight? In the morning, they’ll be ready to eat – minimal effort involved! Top them with cinnamon or fresh fruits and plain yoghurt (maybe add a drizzle of honey if your kids need sweetness) and breakfast is served!

Nut Butter Toast

This is a one-up on the classic PB&J on white bread. Buy some healthy rye (or wholegrain if your kids aren’t quite so keen on rye) and pop it in the toaster. Look out for a sugar-free brand of peanut butter like Woolworths' Organic Peanut Butter or Peel’s Peanut Butter, which you can get at Dischem, and spread a thick layer on the toast. You can top it with banana slices and berries for some added sweetness … or why not take some inspiration from Ida Skivenes’ amazing creations to add that extra bit of excitement to your kids’ first meal of the day?

Soldiers

Soldiers make for a classic breakfast treat – one that both kids and adults alike simply can’t refuse. In fact, this meal is so quick to make that it’s just about as easy as reaching for that box of sugary cereal. Simply soft boil two eggs (quickly wake your child up while they boil) and get some bread (rye or wholegrain) into the toaster. Once the toast is ready, spread a thin layer of good quality butter onto the toast. Cut it up into fingers and cut off the top bit of the egg – a piece big enough to let the toast fingers fit through ... dip and enjoy.

Smoothies

It’s super-easy to sneak things like spinach, nuts, seeds and a range of other superfoods into your kids’ smoothies without them even noticing! Don’t overdo it on the fruit juice, salad or dried pieces, though – a fruit here and there is great for fibre and a boost of sweetness but it's a bad idea to pack six different types of fruit into one meal. Fruits are high in sugar and juices, salads and dried fruit make it super-easy to exceed the recommended amount of sugar you're supposed to consume in a day. How about blending these ingredients together to give your kid a kick-start to the day: a handful of baby spinach, a tablespoon of plain yoghurt, a frozen banana, some mango chunks, a bit of moringa powder and some ice … tasty and nutritious!

Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seed pudding has been on every health nut’s breakfast bucket list for a while now. It can be made to suit everyone’s tastes so your kids are bound to love it! Chia seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and these super-seeds absorb up to 10x their weight in water, which is why they make such a great breakfast go-to. If you’re feeling uninspired, try this mango chia seed pudding recipe out – it’s like a guilt-free dessert!

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Know other healthy back to school breakfast ideas not mentioned above? Let us know below!

Purple

Berries are full of antioxidants and fibre, so what better to throw in the blender than a handful of berries? This one’s super tasty, you’re going to love it (and so will your body!).

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups berry mix
½ cup coconut milk
1 cup purified water
⅛ cup rolled oats

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Brown

Cacao is an antioxidant-rich superfood that will have your body singing for more. Filled with magnesium and vitamin C, cacao’s benefits are endless and include heart health, feel-good chemicals (hello, chocolate-induced happiness) and mental health. Plus, it tastes great!

Ingredients:

1 cup milk of your choice (almond, coconut, hemp, raw milk)
1 frozen banana
½ cup fresh or frozen berries
1 tablespoon cacao powder
½ tablespoon cacao nibs
1 tablespoon chia seeds
A dash of sea salt
A little honey, stevia, or maple syrup to sweeten

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Green

We all know that green smoothies are good for you but, unfortunately, if you’re not used to drinking them, they can taste a bit strange. That’s why this mixture of fruit and veg is just the thing to detox your body and get you hooked on the benefits of green smoothies!

Ingredients:

1 cup spinach or kale leaves
1 cup romaine leaves
½ cup chopped cucumber
½ cup chopped celery
1 small pear (or ½ large), cored and chopped
1 frozen banana, chopped
1 cup water or coconut water
1 tablespoon of fresh mint
1 tablespoon of fresh parsley
½ to 1 whole lemon, juiced
½ tablespoon chia seeds
¼ inch slice ginger root, peeled
pinch of cayenne
pinch of cinnamon
pinch of turmeric

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Orange

The combination of ginger and orange will pick you up and have you feeling right as rain in no time. Embrace the detox, it’ll taste delicious - who would have thought that something so simple could be so good for you?

Ingredients:

1 banana, peeled and frozen
¼ inch ginger, peeled and minced
½ cup mango slices, frozen
¼ cup orange juice
¼ cup water
4-5 ice cubes

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Yellow

This summery smoothie is great for those looking to rid their bodies of toxins (especially after the holidays!). This one is perfect for anyone and everyone with a raging sweet tooth – it’s like dessert in a glass, but it’s good for you!

Ingredients:

1½ cups water
1 cup chopped pineapple
1 cucumber
1 lemon
12 dates

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