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Eleanor Knight3 years ago

Follow our Gold Coast guide to drinking green this season

Drinking green has never been so simple thanks to a number of health-oriented bars, cafes and restaurants popping up all over the Gold Coast. Blending up an array of green goodies including apples, kale, cucumber, parsley and spinach and transforming them into drinkable treats, has allowed many of us to try some delicious yet unusual blends. If you are in search of the perfect green smoothie on-the-go or wanting to whip up a blend at home we've got you covered. Listen up to our green smoothie guide.

If you have been trailing the internet for the best green smoothie and have had no luck, fear not! We have done our research and found out the best blends of greens for both your tastebuds and insides.

Ingredients:

– 1 cup of kale
– 1 cup of spinach
– 1 cup on 100% fresh apple juice
– 1 cup of 100% coconut water
– 3 cups of your favourite fruit
– A sprinkle of chai seeds
– A teaspoon of LSA (linseed, sunflower and almond blend)

Method:

Place all the leafy greens into a blender along with the chai seeds and LSA. Pour the juice into the mixture and blend. Once the mix has fully liquified, turn off the blender and and add the excess fruit before blending once again. When the mixture is smooth in consistency, pour over ice and serve. If you can’t drink the whole smoothie at once, add some lime juice, bottle it up, and consume within 24 hours.

If this sounds delicious, but you just don’t have the time to be your very own smoothie chef, head out to one of these awesome Gold Coast spots where you can indulge in a big green treat.


Little Mali Cafe

Pick up a Little Habits press today, Little Mali - Rainbow Bay
Pick up a Little Habits press today, Little Mali – Rainbow Bay

Named after the rocks on the nearby Rainbow beach, Little Mali is a small boutique cafe cross espresso bar that glistens with individuality and style. Serving up a selection of your favourite hot beverages, this little joint also tempts local health gurus with their stock of fantastically concocted, Daily Habit cold-pressed juices jammed with a range of healthy and unusual ingredients such a romaine, celery and kale. If you’re feeling peckish why not grab one of their homemade gourmet delights such as the poached chicken, avo and salad sandwich accompanied with their own sweet chilli sauce and a side salad which bursts with nutrition and vitality.
Where: Cnr Ward And Boundary Streets, Rainbow Bay, Coolangatta, QLD, 4225

Grocer and Grind

Its all green, Grocer and Grind - Broadbeach
Its all green, Grocer and Grind – Broadbeach

If you’re looking for something to pick you up and awaken your insides, head down to Grocer and Grind. Found in Broadbeach, this quirky location offers healthy foods, drinks and treats that are both indulgent and nutritional. Their Sweet Green smoothie is a complete show stopper, featuring a number of vital vitamins and nutrients to both hydrate your body and satisfy your sweet cravings. Packed with coconut water, avocado, a bunch of greens and a little sweet mango, this delicious smoothie is the ultimate blend for anyone keen to stay healthy this season. Need something a little more wholesome? Dive into one of their superbly crafted salads, such as the warm quinoa, to satisfy your belly rumbles. Open from early to late, make Grocer and Grind your Broadbeach pit-stop for all things green.
Where: 1/1 Sunshine Boulevard, Gold Coast, QLD, 4218

The Shack Superfood Cafe

The friendly team, The Shack Superfood Cafe -
The friendly team, The Shack Superfood Cafe – Nobby Beach

Head down to Nobby Beach to truly experience what it is like to drink green. This awesome health food cafe specialises in delivering a delicious yet nourishing menu which is blasted with a range of snacks, meals and drinks to suite any palate. This fantastic location is home to a range of green smoothies that are professionally combined to detox and energise your body in a way that tastes sensational. Using a number of great tasting ingredients in each blend including spirulina, kiwifruit, leafy green and alfalfa, is what makes The Shack’s green smoothies so fresh. As well as these luscious green treats, The Shack also delivers a variety of tasty and flavoursome dishes that equally ooze with nutrients. If you are looking for somewhere fun to eat healthy, be sure to head down to Nobby Beach and visit this green gem.
Where: 2221 Gold Coast Highway, Gold Coast, QLD, 4218

Are you a green, mean vegetable machine? Send us your favourite locations in the GC where is all about health on the menu. 

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