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Fresh, organic & delicious juices & smoothies, made with local fruits & vegetables, herbs & nourishing superfoods. Read more

Seattle, WA Food
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Fresh, organic & delicious juices & smoothies, made with local fruits & vegetables, herbs & nourishing superfoods.

Seattle, WA Food
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About this project

Hello!

We are so excited to introduce you to Blend Urban Juicery, a new organic juice and smoothie bar on Ballard Ave. We have a fantastic menu of delicious raw food smoothies and juices that we can’t wait to share with Ballard and Greater Seattle. Our drinks are packed with nutritious produce, herbs and superfoods to make a healthy and tasty meal. In addition to drinks, we will have a selection of salads, raw food bowls and snack bars. We are 100% gluten, soy and dairy free, 100% organic, and naturally delicious! And because we love the community, we are committed to using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible.

Our Story

Hi, I’m Marjorie, and for the last year and a half I’ve had the opportunity to serve the Ballard community a limited menu of protein shakes from a great location on Ballard Ave. During that time I heard my customers express interest in a fuller menu of fresh juices, smoothies and salads. With a desire to satisfy their requests I connected with Presley, and we are now ready to grow!

Hi, my name is Presley, and for the past eight years I’ve been experimenting with different tastes and coming up with smoothie mixtures that are not only focused on flavor, but that are also a well-balanced meal. Marjorie and I found that we share a passion for natural health and great flavors, and at Blend we bring those two together to create foods that satisfy your hunger and enhance your health.

We have the foundation of Blend’s customer base as well as connections with local businesses and members of the community. We are excited to expand and serve a much broader audience with Blend!

Our Vision

Our hand-crafted recipes are a blend of nutritional wisdom and creative experimentation, with a priority for locally sourced and environmentally sustainable foods. Our menu is focused on providing you delicious, healing, restorative, energy-boosting nutrients so you can truly thrive in your life.

While food is our focus, we know that great health is all about awareness. Part of our mission at Blend is to educate our customers about healthy food and lifestyle choices. We will offer opportunities like our weekly Learning Labs where you can hear about practical strategies to boost your health and support your healthy lifestyle.

Unique and Local

Ballard is a vibrant neighborhood with unique character. It's a community that is growing at a rapid pace, and we want to support local businesses, not only with the food we prepare, but also by partnering with local contractors, and artists, and using reclaimed materials for our buildout where possible. It is all in our backyard, and we want to keep it local, simple and delicious!

Menu

We want you to experience the freshness of Washington with our menu. We want to capture and celebrate the flavor of local ingredients wherever possible, sourcing from local businesses that share our vision of high standards and quality.

Here is a little peek:

Superfoodie: A decadent mix of cacao, coconut, chia & hemp seeds, blueberries, goji berries, and a secret superfood that ties it all together.
Superfoodie: A decadent mix of cacao, coconut, chia & hemp seeds, blueberries, goji berries, and a secret superfood that ties it all together.
Fennel Fresca: Such a refreshing juice, bursting with the unique flavors of fennel, green pear, cucumber and celery.
Fennel Fresca: Such a refreshing juice, bursting with the unique flavors of fennel, green pear, cucumber and celery.
BetaBeet: A tangy twist on the classic apple, beet, carrot juice.
BetaBeet: A tangy twist on the classic apple, beet, carrot juice.
Triple Berry: With some of the usual berry suspects, this takes a traditional flavor up a notch with notes of vanilla and almond.
Triple Berry: With some of the usual berry suspects, this takes a traditional flavor up a notch with notes of vanilla and almond.
Superfood Snack Bar: All your favorite superfoods in a delicious homemade gluten-free snack bar that gives you lasting energy!
Superfood Snack Bar: All your favorite superfoods in a delicious homemade gluten-free snack bar that gives you lasting energy!

Your Support

Our kitchen has been limited to serving protein supplement shakes with no raw ingredients, so we have quite a bit of upgrading to do in order to offer a full menu. And that’s where we need your support! Your pledges will go toward increasing our food permits, purchasing equipment, buying the best quality produce and ingredients, and giving the interior space a bit of love!

We are so grateful that you’re here reading this campaign, and we hope you decide to support Blend with a contribution. Your generosity will go toward:

  • Upgrades for compliance with the Department of Health.
  • Additional Vitamix and containers.
  • Nutrifaster commercial juicer.
  • Coolers to store fresh fruit and vegetables.
  • Freezers to store frozen fruit.
  • Electrical work to accommodate new equipment.
  • A point-of-sale system (cash register, etc).
  • A retail counter and product shelving.
  • Food preparation counters.
  • Branding and signage for our storefront window.

As you can see, we have some great rewards for you to take advantage of, so please consider pledging some money to help us reach our goal, and please share our campaign with your friends to help get the word out. We thank you for your support, and we hope to see you soon at Blend!

Risks and challenges

Like any business, we are aware that challenges do exist, and as with all new ventures there is the risk of not gaining enough traction to sustain business. We’re optimistic, though, as we already have an established customer base and connections in the community.

We truly care about our customers, and part of our vision is to give back to our community, inspiring and empowering people to get healthy by sharing our delicious menu so they can feel their absolute best.

Thank you so much for your support!

We look forward to serving you!

Marjorie & Presley

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    An official "thank-you" shout-out on our Facebook page, and your name listed as a contributor on our official website.

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    28 backers

    One Blend organic juice or smoothie of your choice + a shout-out on Facebook and our website.

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    13 backers

    Two drinks + a treat of your choice at Blend + a shout-out.

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    25 backers

    Three drinks & a treat + a branded reusable plastic tumbler with straw.

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    15 backers

    Four drinks + an exclusive e-book with a selection of our menu (including recipes) + a branded reusable plastic tumbler with straw.

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    1 backer

    Three glass jars filled with superfoods (chia seeds, goji berries & cacao nibs) + six drinks + e-book + limited edition branded tote bag.

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    3 backers

    Four juice shots, each with an exclusive limited edition shot glass + superfood jars + eight drinks + e-book + tote bag.

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    2 backers

    An invite to our exclusive grand opening party with gift bag of treats & surprises + 12 drinks + 12 juice shots + four limited edition shot glasses + superfood jars + e-book + tote bag.

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    All other rewards + an invitation for you & a friend to a class where you will learn to make simple, healthy, natural & vibrant recipes that taste amazing & super charge your health! Local or remote!

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    All other rewards + a private brunch party for you and up to 12 guests at Blend or your house (Seattle only).

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