It wasn’t long ago that finding a healthy takeaway breakfast in Melbourne was like trying to find a needle in a hay stack. But our prayers are now being answered by cafes, juice and smoothie bars expanding their offerings to satisfy our growing appetites for a healthy, convenient kick start to our day.
Here’s my pick of Melbourne’s best…
Green Cup – South Yarra
OMG hot pick: as hard as it is to go past the signature Green Cup smoothie, the smashed avocado on seeded bread with chilli (or chia) is seasoned to such perfection, it’s like a flavour explosion in your mouth – if sweet is more your thing, the Matcha Maiden mango green smoothie is pretty good too.
Combi – Elwood
OMG hot pick: Though renown for their organic superfood smoothies, the sweet toasted sprouted bread with tahini, banana, honey, chia seeds and cinnamon is a breakfast that will stop you in your tracks!
Green Press – CBD
OMG hot pick: The low GI breakfast burrito is the perfect hand held start to the day.
Raw Trader – CBD
OMG hot pick: home made coconut yoghurt served with fresh organic fruit salad and granola, or the protein breakfast bar
Like Minded Projects – Fitzroy
OMG hot pick: Breakfast chia pudding jars with toppings of your choice.
Yardmill – Toorak
OMG hot pick: Carrot bircher muesli with almond milk and Coyo is Coconuts
Home Juice Bar – Docklands
OMG hot pick: Acai bowls complete with flowers, blueberries and coconut flesh is as easy on the eyes as it is on the stomach.
Pressed Juices – Armadale, Brighton, CBD, South Yarra, Windsor, Richmond
OMG hot pick: Raw food coconut yoghurt parfait with Coyo, raspberries, passionfruit, blueberries, buckinis, pistachios and pecans.
Heal.Thy Self Co. – Yarraville
OMG hot pick: ‘Be Kind’ smoothie with berries, banana, coconut, lucuma and raw wild berry protein powder is the perfect tangy hit for your breakfast.
Mastic – Kew
OMG hot pick: The new menu has seen a colourful bircher hit our plates. Wholegrain oats, sunflower seeds, apricots, cherries, almonds and flaked quinoa…. YUM!
Urban Projuice – Albert Park
OMG hot pick: We’ve all heard of Acai bowls, but the matcha bowl at this little cafe is packed with this green tea antioxidant and topped with fruit and superfoods.
Mr Hubbard – Malvern
OMG hot pick: I’m a big fan of the coconut quinoa porridge with berries when I’m on the run.
Do you know anywhere else in Melbourne that offers great healthy breakfasts on the go? We’d love you to let us know in the comments below…