It all started innocently enough when Anele and the Club on 947 asked Joburg for their favourite smoothie recipes. Turns out it's a topic Joburg feels quite passionate about, as the hundreds of smoothie suggestions (and quite a few dubious, albeit healthy, concoctions) attested to.
"As a show we are used to pushing boundaries. From having people run around the city in wedding dresses, to having a live team snuggle-off - we like to do things differently. And when this topic came up we thought - why not? So here we are - the first radio show in the country to have its very own smoothie" says Anele Mdoda, host of the show.
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After all the suggestions were received, the next step was to decide on the ingredients of the smoothie. The team took to the blender in a bout of extensive, and sometimes hilarious testing. The result - a juicy blend of sunshine ingredients: mango, pineapple, passion fruit, carrot, orange, chia seeds and yogurt.
The collaboration with the city didn't end there. After the ingredients were finalised, the show asked listeners to come up with a name. More than 2 300 suggestions were received, and with the most votes from Joburg listeners, the new name was confirmed as 'It takes two to mango'. Sir Fruit agreed to develop and produce the final product.
“It tastes like a bottled Joburg sunrise,” says Anele Mdoda. “It was created by the people of Joburg, powered by Sir Fruit, and I think it reflects who we are. It's healthy, smooth, sunny and packed with energy. One bottle of our smoothie and you're powered up to take on the day. Or at least Joburg traffic."
The limited-edition smoothie is available online at www.947.co.za while stocks last.