A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR:
When we love something we really, truly LOVE something! And that’s exactly how we feel about our new relationship! Some things just go together. Like cookies and cream, Brandon and Brenda… The Urban List and MINI!
Our two families have collaborated to bring discerning readers and drivers a new fortnightly series – MINI Fave 5s. The must-try guide to Sydney, celebrating the launch of the new MINI 5-door hatch!
So, Urban Listers, clear the diary and get excited for our Fave 5s. There’s a whole year of eating, drinking and discovering to be done…
SO WHO'S IN OUR LIST OF SMOOTHIE SPOTS TO ADD TO YOUR HITLIST?
Sure, it may seem like all we do at The Urban List is consume carbs, but often all that #carbloading results in us wanting something lighter, something, well… less carby. Enter the smoothie. A little different to their cold-pressed juice cousins, smoothies are blended to perfection and are packed full of fruit, veggies, and other things that make our insides love us again.
We’ve scoured the clean-eating streets of Sydney to find our fave 5 smoothie spots, at some of the best cafes in Sydney, just for you (you’re welcome). From take-away joints with qualified nutritionists on hand to some of Sydney’s best cafes, there’s nothing criminal about these smoothies!
Okay, so we’re a teeny weeny bit obsessed with Bondi Wholefoods. Not only do the guys here source the best quality food (organic where possible), they also supply some of the best smoothies in Sydney. Make your own healthy drink in three simple steps, or choose from their large range of smoothies with tempting names such as the pina colada smoothie (yes please) and the berry sherbet smoothie.
Stocking some of the best cold-pressed juices in Sydney as well as some damn fine smoothies, Pressed Juices is one of our go-to spots when we want a vitamin-packed liquid meal. The Smooth Bliss with almond mylk, coconut water, raspberry, sunflower kernels, and vanilla bean is one of our faves and keeps us refreshed and satisfied for hours. Not sure what to choose? Each Pressed Juices store has a nutritionist on hand to offer advice, which makes life just that little bit easier (and who doesn’t want that, right?).
If we’re craving something super healthy, then Proteini is our Sydney cafe of choice. With dishes like the caveman bowl and the supercharged salad gracing the menu, we like to throw in some extra vitamins for good measure with one of their epic smoothies. The Liver Flush sounds terrifying but it’s not as scary as it sounds as it’s simply orange juice, lime juice, garlic, ginger, olive oil, and cayenne pepper. Okay, so it might be a little unusual, but your guts will thank you for it.
If you’re about that smoothie life, then Aboutlife is going to be your kind of place. Grocery shopping here is actually fun but it’s the smoothie bar that keeps us coming back for more. Choose a well-priced, pre-made smoothie from the fridge or have yours made fresh by one of the Aboutlife team. We’re super into the rainbow super smoothie that’s loaded with ingredients that sound so nutritious that you feel healthier just saying their names. Go on, say it with us: maqui, acai, and wild gubinge.
Bread & Circus Wholefoods Canteen
A favourite of those who frequent the booming suburb of Alexandria, Bread & Circus not only serve up some of Sydney’s best breakfasts, they also offer a range of excellent smoothies. The Daily Green with kale, spinach, cucumber, pineapple, lemon, and mint is our fave but we have been known to be tempted by their ever-changing daily smoothie menu, which includes seasonal fruits and veggies. Healthy AND delicious? You betcha.
We're thrilled to partner with MINI to bring you our Fave 5 series—our fortnightly guide to the best of the best in Sydney. From food to fashion, Campari to Crossfit, each Fave 5 edition is researched and recommended by The Urban List, and driven by the new MINI 5-Door Hatch—putting the city at your fingertips and giving you the freedom to explore it!
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