Smoothies have been an evolving trend for a couple of years now and has hit its stride in Melbourne with many operators opening multiple locations due to high demand. Five Plus is a welcomed addition to the scene, setting itself apart by offering smoothies with a difference.
The name ‘Five Plus’ refers to the five daily portions of fruit and vegetables nutritionists recommend we eat. The menu offers a variety of smoothies which focus on nutrition and maintaining a healthy body.
The drinks strive to be nutritionally complete with benefits ranging from balanced pH and sugar levels, clearer skin, weight loss, increased mental clarity, diminished aches and pains, better sleep patterns, and better liver function.
From left: “Sweet Heart” - Beetroot coconut water apple Banana ginger, “The Good Life” - Kale almond milk pineapple banana mint lime ice, “The Perfect Date” oats, almond, almond milk, banana, cinnamon and dates, “Peanut Butter Cup” oats, almond, almond milk, banana, house-made peanut butter and dates
One of our favourite green juices was “The Good Life”, which combines kale, almond milk, pineapple, banana, mint and lime to help boost your immune system, reduce the effects of allergies and assist with strengthening nails, hair and improving skin clarity.
We adored “The Perfect Date” and “Peanut Butter Cup” smoothies - which are the 2 great breakfast options on the menu. They each shared base ingredients of oats, almond, almond milk, banana and dates. The difference is “The Perfect Date” has aromatic cinnamon added to it while the “Peanut Butter Cup” has decadent house-made peanut butter. Both were incredibly satisfying and absolutely delicious.
The “Peanut Butter Cup” is particularly addictive. We loved the salty/sweet mixture which was just pure delight and a real treat. “The Perfect Date” on the other hand is something we could drink everyday instead of breakfast.
Vivian Lam, the founder of Five Plus, has tried and tested many combinations of fruit and vegetables to get the best balance between health benefits and great taste - and we think she’s got the Five Plus mixes just right.