As the weather heats up, we can’t think of a better way to keep cool and refuel than with some of Adelaide’s most refreshing smoothies. Whether you prefer a bowl of indulgence or a quick fix on-the-go, Adelaide’s cafes have got you covered.
To keep you feeling fresh this sunny season, we’ve picked our favourite sips and slurps from across the city.
CRUX – Let’s Date
Bursting onto the scene earlier this year with a 100% vegan menu, it’s no surprise CRUX are serving up some A-grade smoothies. Situated in the beachside suburb of Semaphore Park, amble up from a day on the sand to refuel with the Let’s Date. The hearty blend of dates, peanut butter, frozen banana and coconut mylk (with optional espresso shot) provides the perfect energy kick to keep you swimming.
WHERE: 5/292 Military Road, Semaphore Park
WHEN: Tuesday – Friday: 07.00 – 15.00 / Saturday – Sunday: 08.00 – 14.00
Sibling – Banana Smoothie
Sibling took the city’s south by storm when it opened its Gilles Street doors in June. Offering a pocket of urban tranquillity with an emphasis on slow food, it’s no surprise the café’s menu is curated using local producers and home-style techniques. On the smoothie front Sibling keeps it classic, whipping up its Banana Smoothies with a simple yet sweet combination of banana, milk, honey and cinnamon.
WHERE: 96 Gilles Street, Adelaide
WHEN: Monday – Friday: 07.30 – 16.00 / Saturday – Sunday: 09.00 – 14.00
Protein Balls ADL – Snickers Bowl
Another 2018 newbie, Protein Balls ADL is renowned for delivering indulgent plant-based treats without the hidden nasties. Case in point: The Snickers Bowl. Curb chocolate cravings with this decadently creamy blend of peanuts, cacao and frozen banana topped with toasted coconut and mini raw snickers slice.
WHERE: 208 Henley Beach Roach, Torrensville
WHEN: Tuesday – Friday: 06.00 – 14.30 / Saturday: 09.00 – 14.30 / Sunday: 10.00 / 14.30
Sukha Life – Banana + Love
Head to Sukha Life’s Hutt Street bricks-and-mortar venue to sample the health-focused duo’s wellness plans with goodies prepared fresh in-store each day. Designed so you can stay on top of your nutritional game regardless of the day-to-day hustle, our favourite is the Banana + Love smoothie, blended with Australian made vegan protein powder from My Tribe Type.
WHERE: 172A Hutt Street, Adelaide
WHEN: Monday – Friday: 07.00 – 15.00 / Saturday: 08.00 – 14.00
RAW Conscious Eatery – Earth Bowl
The Bay’s resident ethical dessert bar and café, RAW Conscious Eatery are experts when it comes to blending up indulgent sweets from nutrition-packed wholefoods. Up your daily intake of greens with the Earth Bowl, a creamy green smoothie blend laden with caramelised buckinis, coconut flakes, pepitas, chia and seasonal fruit.
WHERE: 2/2 Chapel Street, Glenelg
WHEN: Monday – Friday: 09.00 – 16.00 / Saturday – Sunday: 09.30 – 15.30
Nutrition Republic – Vanilla Dream w/ Blueberries
A staple for Adelaide’s health-conscious, Nutrition Republic’s emphasis on whole, unprocessed ingredients has seen the need to expand twice since first opening its King William Road doors in 2013. For a quick nutrition fix on the go, we can’t go past the Vanilla Dream with added blueberries, packed with almond butter, banana, chia and cinnamon with your choice of milk and protein.
WHERE: Goodwood: 1/100 King William Road, Goodwood / Plant 4 Bowden: 1 Third Street, Bowden / Flinders University: Shop T05, Student Hub, Flinders University, Bedford Park
Goodwood: Monday – Friday: 07.00 – 16.00 / Saturday: 08.00 – 16.00 / Sunday: 09.00 – 15.00
Plant 4 Bowden: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 07.00 – 15.00 / Wednesday & Friday: 07.00 – 21.00 / Satuday: 08.00 – 15.00 / Sunday: 09.00 – 15.00
Flinders University: Monday – Friday (during semester): 08.00 – 16.00 / Monday – Friday (semester holidays): 09.00 – 15.00
Crux Image by Ben Neale. Header image via Crux.