Whether you love to indulge in a smoothie for health-related reasons, or simply because they taste absolutely delicious, Hong Kong offers a myriad of reputable outlets where smoothie aficionados can get their daily fix. Packed with nutrient-dense ingredients, these refreshing drinks are a great accompaniment to a weight-loss diet, an easy way to regulate your blood sugar levels, and a great way to ensure you consume the recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables. Working mother of two and wellness advocate, Jennifer Jones, shares five must-try outlets in Hong Kong where you can find a dreamy blend.
Situated in the Central District of Hong Kong, Classified offers patrons a great range of delectable dishes, and arguably the best smoothies in town. Some of the most popular menu items include the Island Vibes ($82), consisting of a hearty blend of cacao whey protein, organic coconut oil, almond milk, strawberries, banana, and honey, as well as the Energy Booster ($88), whipped up from a mixture of organic acai, natural whey protein, bananas, homemade granola, mixed berries, coconut water, and coconut shavings.
Classified, locations vary
2. Nood Food
Nood Food currently has 20 locations dotted around Hong Kong where smoothie lovers can enjoy a range of delicious food and drink including salads, sandwiches, wraps, and some of the most delicious smoothies you will ever come across. Boasting more than 20 smoothie varieties, including a range of dairy-free options, Nood Food is the place to be for something that is guaranteed to be deliciously healthy. For something power-building, try the Maca Protein Builder (340ml/$68, 450ml/$78), which combines superfoods like chia seeds and maca powder, along with rice protein powder, cashew nuts, and lots of other healthy ingredients. Or, if you are in need of a detoxifying drink, a popular choice is the Girl’s Best Friend (340ml/$60, 450ml/$70), made with alfalfa sprouts, cucumber, orange, lemon juice, parsley, spinach, and Stevia.
Nood Food, locations vary
3. Grassroots Pantry
Healthy eatery Grassroots Pantry strives to offer its clients a wide selection of food and beverages of the highest quality, using only sustainable, plant-based ingredients. The smoothie menu here is varied, offering nutritious and delicious mixtures such as the Breakfast Smoothie ($58) made with strawberry, dates, banana, rolled oats, and hemp seeds, and the Chocolate Dream ($60), a cold and delicious smoothie made with dates, raw cacao, spinach, mixed berries, and flax seeds.
Grassroots Pantry, 108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, (+852) 2873 3353
4. Mana! Café
Mana! Café is one of the very first eco-friendly, health-focused eateries in Hong Kong, and to this day, prides itself on a clear mission to serve organic, healthy, and plant-based food and drink to Hong Kong’s hungry masses. The café’s menu consists of an array of delectable healthy burgers, salads, and of course, smoothies. The Babylon Shake ($65) is a firm favourite and consists of fresh bananas, figs, soya milk, tahini, and cinnamon. But if you are looking for something different, then add a splash of fun to your drink and try out the Maya Shake ($65), a Caribbean-inspired smoothie made with bananas, fresh whole coconut, and dates.
Mana! Café, 8 Tai On Terrace, Poho, Sheung Wan (+852) 2347 8555
5. Joe & The Juice
What better way to refresh yourself before a long flight than by sipping on a healthy smoothie. Located at Hong Kong International Airport, Joe & The Juice offers an array of healthy vegan juices and smoothies that will give you the perfect boost of energy before taking to the skies. If you are looking for an early-morning energy boost, try the Power Shake (12oz/$44, 16oz/$54) which consists of strawberries and bananas blended with vanilla milk, or give the Herb Tonic (12oz/$44, 16oz/$54) a try if you are keen on a zingy combination of pineapple, ginger, turmeric, red bell pepper, apple, and black pepper. If you want to satisfy your sweet tooth, then the delectable Choco Shake (12oz/$44, 16oz/$54) made with raw cacao, banana, chocolate almond milk, and vanilla milk is highly recommended.
Joe & The Juice, Level 6, Terminal 1, Passenger Terminal Building, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau