7.22.2016

local love: elixir smoothies


I'm so excited to start a new segment in the blog today introducing new hip and local brands that I'm sure you'll love.
Local love was something I had in mind for a while showcasing my favorite local brands (not only Canadian) in a fun and informative way.

This week, I'd love to present you Elixir Smoothies, a new brand located in Montreal with the coolest concept and delicious options for you to try. 


Vicky is the mastermind behind Elixir and she was super sweet and excited to collaborate in this segment, and I have to say, these smoothies are just SO good you guys!

I wanted to know a few things about her brand so we could know them very well today.

- Tell us a bit about this lovely idea, Elixir Smoothies
I had my first ever smoothie when I was in college and instantly fell in love with their numerous benefits; increase of energy , improved concentration... and didn't go a day without one after that. A few years later when I got my first 9 to 5 job, daily smoothies were a thing of the past since I really couldn't find the time to prepare them anymore. Needless to say that I immediately felt the impacts in my body...and mind. So I started researching for options on the market and couldn't find anything. My only option was to stop somewhere on the way to work to get an overpriced and not so nutritious smoothie. I eventually got the idea of making myself pre-portioned ready-to-blend smoothie packs in zip-lock bags and thought that this concept could also help other people with a desire to eat well on a busy schedule. 

An elixir is a magical potion supposedly able to prolong life indefinitely...I believe that this definition could go right next to the word Smoothie in the dictionary as well and that's why I named my company Elixir Smoothies :)


Elixir Smoothies offers 4 different yummy ready-to-mix frozen smoothies in two different sizes 14oz and 24oz. Just add water or any liquid of your choice and this magic potion is ready! you can read more details here

The cool thing about this company is that you can easily order online (subscription for 8 packages or a single one if you want to try them first) delivered to different points in the city including coffee shops.

Their delicious flavours include:

TONIC - Mango, Pineapple, Orange, Ginger, Organic Goji Berries and Organic Hemp Seeds

ZEN - Spinach, Banana, Blueberries, Date, Organic Hemp Seeds, Organic Cocoa Powder, Organic Ground Cinnamon.

GLOW - Banana, Raspberries, Mango, Organic Coconut Milk, Organic Chia Seeds, Organic Goji Berries, Organic Shredded Coconut.

BOOST - Spinach, Pineapple, Mango, Mint, Lime Zest, Organic Matcha Powder, Organic Spirulina Powder, Organic Chia Seeds.



What made you decide to open your business and why a healthy one?

I guess I've always had an entrepreneurial spirit and always knew that I wanted to help and make a small difference in people's lives but didn't know to achieve it until very recently ! 

In 2012, I attended a conference about veganism and it completely changed my beliefs about nutrition. I started reading and educating myself on the subject and realized that most people (including me!) are not really aware of the importance of adding more plant-based foods into their diets. Since that day I have been trying to spread the word about the power of a plant-based diet...without trying to turn everyone into a vegan! It was natural for me to build a business in which our mission is simply to help people introduce more fruits, veggies and superfoods into their daily routine. 



-  Any tips for future entrepreneurs in the city?
To be honest, I don't feel like I am in a position where I can give advices just yet...but if any of you have some for me, I would gladly take them :) 


Thank you, Vicky. Absolutely adored Elixir Smoothies



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  1. This mama loves smoothies. What a fun read to hear how everything got started.

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    1. Smoothie fan over here too! (:

      xx for ya mama.

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    2. Thank you so much for the great article and for spreading the word about Elixir Smoothies Maca :) I am so glad that you loved the concept and the smoothies !
      Cheers xo

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    3. Thank you Vicky! Loved all of them (:

      xo

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  2. This post makes me want to start my healthy journey.. I'm coffee drinker, in an extreme way. Maybe I should try to substitute some cups with this healthy drink.

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    1. Nothing better to start your day with a healthy smoothie, you can do it girl!

      xo

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  3. Awesome!! These look so cute on the photographs!! :) Never heard of the brand though!! Anyways will check them out soon!! :)

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    1. Thanks Saswati, they're new! Check them out :)

      xo

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  4. The Tonic Elixir Smoothie sounds oh so yummy and not to mention it is very healthy for you. I love green smoothies and anything that does not require pill taking to make you healthy :)

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    1. Totally! It was one of my favourites, can't wait to have more of them

      xo

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  5. Amazing idea! I absolutely love fruit smoothies. I drink one almost every day. But sometimes it could be very helpful to have a pack ready to mix! :-)

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    1. I loved her company! so practical for a busy lifestyle right? and they're amazing!

      xo

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  6. Ohmigosh. I don't even know if Zen or Tonic would be more addicting for me. Those flavors sound beyond amazing and refreshing. Definitely going to have to try these!

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    1. I assure you you'll be addicted to all of them (:

      Happy Summer Sarra,
      xo

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  7. I love this (and the idea of a new segment for your blog)! I can't wait to try these smoothies :)

    xo Anna Elizabeth
    www.annaelizabethevents.com

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    1. Yayyyyyyy to hear this, Anna! I'm super excited you liked the new segment and I cannot wait to have a lot more local love posts.

      xox

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  8. Maca!! Those smoothies sound amazing! I am loving this local section!! Eating and shopping local is the BEST!

    xo Dani
    www.draftsandcrafts.net

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    1. Daniiiii! I loved them so much, so so good! And yayy for the new section! hope to bring lots and lots of local love :)

      xo

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  9. These look awesome! I love smoothies and I love how convenient these are!

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    1. right? they're the best convenient option for a busy morning! :)

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  10. These look and sound amazing! I should make smoothies more often as they are so easy to make. xx

    www.annanuttall.com

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    1. Thanks anna! They're absolutely delish :)
      xo

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  11. The smoothies look so enticing and great to see that in addition to taste, they are healthy too.

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    1. They are absolutely wonderful, enjoyed all the flavours! So tasty, right?

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  12. So good! Love the pics as well, can't wait to try these x

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  13. Oh, I like the presentation! I am craving for a smoothie now!

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  14. I will look into this... smoothie are my friend

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  15. I love a good smoothie! The cups are super cute too!

    Felicia | www.prettychicpink.com

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  16. I LOVE smoothies! Blueberry based ones are a fav, but I think I am inspired to try some new flavors!

    The Nerdventurists | www.nerdventurists.com

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