Where to get the best green smoothies in Christchurch

Healthy, filling, nutritious, energising, the green smoothie is one craving not to feel guilty over.

A green juice on a table at Dose Diner Christchurch.

While the craze of this trendy drink may have seen its peak a few years back, it has proven to be more than a fad and is definitely here to stay. These days the brightly coloured liquid meal can be ordered at most cafes across the city, so we've done the hard yards to find some of the best green smoothies on offer around Christchurch, just for you ...

A woman holding a green smoothie at Allpress Christchurch.

Allpress Espresso

110 Montreal Street, Sydenham, Christchurch

A stylish, sleek and light filled open space are just a few of the reasons that makes Allpress one of ideal locations to comfortably sit and meet with a group of friends over a beautiful espresso. Or, if you’ve skipped that most important meal of the day or are already in the habit of getting your daily green fix, the green smoothie served here won’t leave you disappointed. Made up of spinach, kale, banana, pineapple, flaxseed, wheatgrass and spirulina, this is a thick smoothie that will fill you up pretty darn well. Extra points here for being kind to the environment and using a stylish metal straw.

A hand holding a green juice at Lyttelton Coffee Company.

Lyttelton Coffee Company

29 London Street, Lyttelton

If you haven’t yet tried the staple green smoothie at Lyttelton Coffee Co, then you better head through that tunnel and give it a go. This delicious, dairy free green goodness is a concoction of a bunch of green herbs, pear, fennel, ginger, lemon, honey, green tea and the secret ingredient that gives it that subtle spice, lingering in your mouth a tad longer than the rest of the flavours, cayenne. Served in a glass without a straw, the texture of the drink is just right. Make your order, sit in the sun and watch the world go by on London Street.

A bottle of green juice with a straw at Dose Diner Christchurch.

Dose Diner

295 Blenheim Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch

Dose takes a lighter approach on the green drink front by offering a cold pressed juice over a smoothie. Here the recipe changes along with the seasons, which keeps things nice and interesting. Try their lovely and refreshing juice made of kale, cucumber, apple and lemon. The drink is served in a cute wee milk bottle with a colourful paper straw. Definitely a juice that will quench that thirst and boost your energy levels all in one go.

A photo of a woman pouring a Greenroots green juice into a glass.

Greenroots Juicery

Christchurch Farmers Market

Greenroots Juicery is all about organic, honest, quality produce made with the ultimate goal of spreading wellbeing across the garden city and beyond. Offering an impressive array of cold pressed green juices and smoothies, you won’t struggle to find something that tickles your fancy. Find these good people at the Christchurch Farmers Market each Saturday or grab a bottle from Park Ranger, Made Espresso or Piko Wholefoods to name a few of the spots these locally made juices are available. Greenroots also offers juice cleanses on its website delivered straight to your door, now that’s handy.