So. It seems like I've come down with a little cold after craftily dodging the bullet for most of this winter. And in case anyone else has noticed, it is still winter . Ok, it may have been a late start to the season but for me personally it feels like one of the longest winters of my life. Perhaps a slight exaggeration, but what is not an exaggeration is how important it is to keep up the healthy eating habits during winter, when all you really feel like eating is toasted sandwiches and coffee (like me recently).
Nor is there any exaggeration behind how wonderfully beneficial 'blending' is for you. Aka, the green smoothie revolution, which we first started to publicly see through Instagram and is now emerging through a number of cafes. Blending is quick, easy, and so good for you as it retains all the natural fibre of the ingredients, as opposed to juicing which wastes all the valuable pulp.
One particular crew who have mastered the art of blending using superfoods and all things naturally delicious is Cupp Australia. Nestled within the ground floor nooks of the Manchester Unity Building, Cupp offers superfood super fast; a healthy grab-and-go solution right in the heart of the city.
For a green smoothie, you simply choose from a selection of pre-packed cups with all the ingredients ready for a'blendin' (as per image at top), let the girls whip it up for you, then pay and go. There are also salads, wraps, soups, a very filling chia seed pudding, superfood snacks, delicately delicious infused water, and more.
All of the recipes and products have been created and approved by founder Victoria Pajourhesh, who is passionate about helping others lead a healthy, balanced life. Victoria is a very inspiring woman and you can read more about her story here.
If you're in the city, hungry, on the run, and care about you and your body, drop in and see what's on offer at Cupp. The best bit? It's not painfully over priced, so eating healthy can be an affordable option for a change. They also have some great health tips on Twitter if you're that way inclined.
220 Collins Street, Melbourne
Manchester Unity Building arcade