Spring into warmer weather this season with a healthy and delicious smoothie. Regardless of if you’re looking for a post-workout meal replacement or a light and fruity treat, we’ve found six local, Indianapolis-area smoothie businesses—all either owned or co-owned by women—that have drinks worth trying.
Erica Bryant is the impressive woman behind this veteran-owned business. The Healthy Food Café serves its “Berry Berry Good” smoothie that includes mixed berries, banana, and 20 grams of protein—and you can also choose whey or vegan protein at no additional charge. A 12 ounce version of this delicious drink costs $5.75.
Founded by Leslie and Ross Hanna, Twenty Two Juice has locations in the Indianapolis City Market and The Garage Food Hall. One of their must-try smoothies is a green version called the “Shasta La Vista,” with kale, spinach, pineapple, mango, banana, coconut water, and fresh orange juice. You can grab this tasty and healthy smoothie for $7.50.
Black and woman-owned, Pure-Trition was founded by Aleta Osborn. Aleta’s love for health inspired this business, and the company’s most popular smoothie is the “Nutty Berry,” which Aleta describes as “like peanut butter and jelly without the bread … but so much better.” Ingredients in this yummy drink include almond milk, banana, acai, blueberries, chia seeds, cinnamon, peanut butter, and coconut nectar, and prices currently start at $6 for a small size.
Chef Suzanne Rockwell is the talent behind this small-but-mighty drive-up hut near Geist. If you’re searching for an affordable yet tasty option, look no further than their classic strawberry smoothie. You can get this smoothie in a small size for $3 or a large for $5.
Nutrition Hub, owned by Rachel Webster, has a variety of protein smoothies and healthy teas to keep you nourished while you’re on the move. Grab one of these smoothies after you break a sweat to replenish your minerals and vitamins; we are partial to the “Blueberry Muffin” variety. Bonus: They all have 24 grams of protein for $8.
Gourmet protein smoothies, energy teas, and good vibes—Healthies on 96th has it all. All of their smoothies have 17-24 grams of plant protein and are 250 calories or less. You can order one of the top 15 fan favorites or create a combo of your own—or stick to the never-fail “Cookie Dough” flavor.
Megan Lilly is the Editorial Intern for Indy Maven and thinks these smoothies are a nice detox from her coffee addiction.
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