Launch Party @ Five Plus Smoothie
The health craze is well and truly alive, or perhaps it is just something that I have taken more notice of as my body realises it can’t scoff down junk in the same way it used to anymore. The recent opening of Five Plus Smoothie, from the owners that brought us Pho Bo Ga Mekong, Hot Star Large Fried Chicken and Gong Cha, fits right in with the health scene. I was invited to attend their launch, and I would like to thank Five Plus Smoothie and Harvey Publicity for the opportunity to attend.
Designed with the input from a nutritionist, Five Plus Smoothie’s menu features a selection of balanced smoothies that are each prepared with fresh ingredients and absolutely no additives.
With their vibrant colours, the smoothies were inviting, while its taste really awoken the taste buds to get you out of the zzz zone. Or so I felt anyway after my 6.30am wake up!
Some of the smoothies on offer:
The Perfect Date - oats, almond milk, almond, banana, dates, cinnamon and ice. Benefits: muscle, brain, skin, energy and weight management.
Smooth Skin - spinach, almond milk, banana, mango, mint and ice. Benefits: skin.
The Good Life - kale, almond milk, bananas, pineapple, mint, lime and ice. Benefits: energy and fatigue, nail, skin, hair and immune system.
New Leaf - spinach leaves, coconut water, cucumber, celery, parsley, mint, ginger, lemon and ice. Benefits: immune system and liver detox.
Choc Mint - spinach leaves, almond milk, avocado, dark chocolate, mint, dates and ice. Benefits: brain.
Peanut Butter Cup - oats, almond milk, homemade peanut butter, banana, dates and ice. Benefits: muscle development.
Slightly more indulgent but still fitting in with the healthy criteria, there’s the peanut butter or choc chip smoothies. Who said healthy had to be boring?
Guests were also treated to a selection of healthy bites (catered by Healthy Byte), but my three smoothie samples were surprisingly filling (and actually kept me full until lunch time!) and I didn’t end up touching any of the food.
Muesli (how adorable are the jars?)
Vego rice paper rolls.
Crumpets with berries.
Five Plus Smoothie provides a refreshing and delicious take on the healthy smoothie bandwagon. And for the not so healthy inclined, there’s always the choc chip or peanut butter options. It doesn’t taste healthy, I promise!
Disclosure: the opinions expressed in this post are based entirely on my experience and observations made during the time of my visit.
Five Plus Smoothie
265 Little Lonsdale St,
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000.