Melissa DelMastro

Smoothie bowls are the rage these days in cafes all over the world, as a healthy alternative to ice cream or frozen yogurt. Versatile enough to have for breakfast, lunch or dessert but not usually dinner. Thick enough to eat with a spoon and often topped with fruits, nuts, seeds, muesli or granola. The added toppings make it more nutrient dense than a drink smoothie. Many find it more filling than a smoothie and more full”filled” eating their meal than drinking it. For making a smoothie bowl, we always recommend either the Vitamix Touch & Go or the Quiet One Commercial Blenders for their exceptional power, versatility and performance. If you want to add some juice to the bowl, we recommend the Ceado ES700 Fruit and Vegetable Juicer that easily fits whole apples, carrots and other fruits and vegetables with it’s double-feed chute.

Your menu should aim to appeal to a large audience. Get to know your customer demographics, track their likes and your top selling smoothie bowls. Be flexible with your menu and target different groups and adapt as you learn what your customers prefer. Many different demographics are coming to juice bars because it offers a quick and easy way to add missing nutrients to their daily diets. Offer free juice samples on busy days to new customers to try and keep them coming back.