Five Plus Smoothie
Five Plus Smoothie is a neat little shop on the corner of Swanston and Little Lonsdale. As the name suggests, the idea is to get those pesky five daily serves of fruit and veg into one very drinkable green smoothie. Director Vivian Lam has worked with nutritionist Samantha Ward to put together the recipes.
For those rushing to work or class, there are two breakfast blends to choose from as a quick solution to a morning meal. The Perfect Date features oats, almonds, almond milk, bananas, dates, cinnamon and ice. The Peanut Butter Cup provides the same blend but replaces the cinnamon with Five Plus Smoothie’s house-made peanut butter.
The design is familiar and firmly on trend – pale wood, white tiles, an array of terrariums – but the copper wall piping and light fixtures is a nice, warm touch. While quite small and catering to people on the go, there’s a communal bench and window seating (and wifi available) for those who like to sip more slowly.