Smoothie-Culture & Melbourne

The smoothie-culture in Melbourne is no laughing matter; students, teenagers, & lots of easily influenced women (same ones who think ‘cosmopolitan magazine is the bible’) have spent morning after morning waking up to the sound of violently blended fruit. Nothing says ‘good morning’ quite like the sound of your entire fridge contents being pulverised into a thick-fruity-juice-like-consistency.

We smoothie-fanatics are well and truly under the impression that fruit, nuts, yogurt, honey, milk – really anything – will only taste good and be of any health or benefit to our body only after it has been crushed, blended, & combined into what we like to call the ‘healthy smoothie’. Without this healthy smoothie in our life how would we keep fit? How would we get our daily intake of dairy, fruit and veg? What would one use a blender for if not simply to make a smoothie? These are all questions we smoothie-enthusiasts do not feel comfortable answering nor even acknowledging. We are simply not ready to imagine a world without smoothies.

It is likely that I am a not-so-closeted smoothie-addict; and also that I am one blended-fruit drink off proclaiming: ‘Hi, my name is Jess and I am a smoothie-addict’ to a room full of ashamed ‘smooth-aholics’… but, well, that is a conversation for another day… Meanwhile, to all my fellow smoothie-lovers here is a collection of some photos I took of my favourite morning blends.

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  1. Just discovered your blog and love it! I love a good smoothie in the morning. Your pictures are making me hungry. My favourite is spinach, banana, almond milk and peanut butter (sounds weird but totally tastes like a peanut butter milkshake).

    • YUM!! I love peanut butter in smoothies too! Actually i like peanut butter in anything really! haha 🙂 So glad you are enjoying my blog… I will go and take a look at yours now 🙂 Jess

  2. They look super delicious. I’ve had to replace my usual smoothies with porridge as it’s just too damn cold in the morning to think of drinking something cold…

  3. Thank you for following my blog. 🙂 I find your blog very unique and these smoothies are making me hungry too XD
    Either way I really enjoy your blog, and I look forward to more of your posts! 😉

    • No worries at all 🙂 Thank you very much! I love your blog also! and Yes smoothies are fantastic.. they should be enjoyed always. haha 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Jess

  4. Smoothies! What’s not to love? You get an easy serving of fruit and veggies through a straw. I love picking spinach or swiss chard from my garden add throwing it kin my Vita-mix along with some bluberries, a frozen bannana and some organic milk. Thanks for posting this topic.

    • WOW! That is so creative! I love introducing vegetables into my smoothie because if you put enough fruit you cant even taste them and you are getting nutrition without even trying! 🙂

      • Yah – most folks can be put off by the color (green when you use spinach for example), but most green smoothies are great as long as you add fruit. Add a couple fresh mint leaves and it tastes really refreshing.

  5. Hi Jess! I really enjoyed this post.:) I was on a smoothie kick for a while and I need to jump back into it. The last smoothie I made had blueberries, raspberries, kale, almond milk, flax seed and yogurt. The berry and passion fruit smoothie pictured above looks delicious!



      • I was experimenting and decided to add kale one morning. Then I was hooked! You can barely taste the kale. Oh I added ginger as well which probably masked the taste of the kale.:) I usually buy the ground flax seed from the health food store. The taste isn’t all that noticeable.

  6. I am not a smoothie addict. Yet. I suspect this post may move me in that direction. That’s okay cause I’ve been addicted to way worse. Your blog looks like fun, and I can always use more fun in may life, so I’m returning the follow I’m thankful for. 😉

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