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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34 Comments

  1. Danielle
    July 22, 2016 / 7:23 pm

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

    • maca atencio
      July 22, 2016 / 7:34 pm

      Smoothie fan over here too! (: xx for ya mama.

    • vicky marion
      July 22, 2016 / 8:38 pm

      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

    • maca atencio
      July 23, 2016 / 1:42 am

      Thank you Vicky! Loved all of them (: xo

  2. Fillia Damai R
    July 22, 2016 / 8:13 pm

    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.

    • maca atencio
      July 23, 2016 / 1:43 am

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

  3. Paige Strand
    July 22, 2016 / 8:26 pm

    This all looks so good!!

    • maca atencio
      July 23, 2016 / 1:43 am

      they were on point!

  4. Saswati Bhoi
    July 22, 2016 / 8:26 pm

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

    • maca atencio
      July 23, 2016 / 1:44 am

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

  5. Alexis Santiago
    July 22, 2016 / 9:22 pm

    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 🙂

    • maca atencio
      July 23, 2016 / 1:44 am

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

  6. Trinity
    July 23, 2016 / 10:05 am

    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! 🙂

    • maca atencio
      July 23, 2016 / 4:06 pm

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

  7. Aga Guerrero Olesinska
    July 23, 2016 / 3:35 pm

    It looks so yummy!

    • maca atencio
      July 23, 2016 / 4:07 pm

      it was indeed yuuuuuuummy!xo

  8. Sarra @ ThatGeekyGirlfriend
    July 24, 2016 / 2:51 am

    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!

    • maca atencio
      July 24, 2016 / 11:57 pm

      I assure you you'll be addicted to all of them (: Happy Summer Sarra,xo

  9. Anna Elizabeth
    July 24, 2016 / 2:03 pm

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

    • maca atencio
      July 24, 2016 / 11:57 pm

      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

  10. Danielle Colding
    July 24, 2016 / 3:46 pm

    Maca!! Those smoothies sound amazing! I am loving this local section!! Eating and shopping local is the BEST!xo Daniwww.draftsandcrafts.net

    • maca atencio
      July 24, 2016 / 11:58 pm

      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

  11. Lauren Vavala
    July 24, 2016 / 5:35 pm

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

    • maca atencio
      July 24, 2016 / 11:59 pm

      right? they're the best convenient option for a busy morning! 🙂

  12. Anna Nuttall
    July 24, 2016 / 9:18 pm

    These look and sound amazing! I should make smoothies more often as they are so easy to make. xx http://www.annanuttall.com

    • maca atencio
      July 24, 2016 / 11:59 pm

      Thanks anna! They're absolutely delish :)xo

  13. Voyager Diaries
    July 25, 2016 / 3:40 am

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

    • maca atencio
      July 27, 2016 / 3:27 am

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

  14. Sareta
    July 25, 2016 / 7:49 am

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

  15. Nicole Escat
    July 25, 2016 / 11:44 am

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

  16. Tanisha Alston-Parker
    July 25, 2016 / 1:39 pm

    I will look into this… smoothie are my friend

  17. Marga Puno
    July 26, 2016 / 3:23 pm

    Looks amazing!

  18. Kristina Manente
    July 30, 2016 / 1:56 pm

    I LOVE smoothies! Blueberry based ones are a fav, but I think I am inspired to try some new flavors!The Nerdventurists | http://www.nerdventurists.com

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