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OUR STORY

At Blended Health & Smoothie Bar our mission is to bring together amazing combinations that put a smile on your face!  We are determined to offer the best smoothies on the North Shore! Our shop is rooted in kindness and running on humor, and we take pride in offering healthy & delicious snack or meals, while focused on providing an excellent experience all around. Patrons and employees are all members of the same Blended Family

Our Blenders (that's what we call our people) will create you an amazing Acai bowl, made to order healthy snack or meal replacements morning to night. 

 

Our menu is designed to suit your healthy lifestyle, offering items that are Keto-friendly, Gluten-free, made with healthy carbs or designed for post-workout replenishment.

 

Like Chocolate & Banana, P B & J and The Brady Bunch… Life is better when it’s Blended.

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MEET US...

April (Williamson) Doremus, the Head Blender (or as she likes to call herself "Smooth(ie) Operator") was born & raised in Glenview.  Coming up through District 34 and graduating from GBS in 1999, April went on to obtain a degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from Western Illinois University.

Having spent over 10 years in the Hotel Industry before jumping into Culture & Engagement in Healthcare, April is now excited to tackle a lifelong passion of opening a (Smoothie & Juice) Bar!  

In 2014 April married her husband, Ryan, and blended their families to raise their kids in Glenview.  With an active 14 year old daughter and high energy 11 year old son, there is not a dull moment in this family.

April lives by two important guiding principles - "Life's most persistent and urgent question is 'What are you doing for others?'" - MLK, Jr., and "... people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

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Sam "Moons-over-MY-Sammy" Dexter

Have you met the amazing woman that keeps our Blended Family running… Sam Dexter!!!

Sam has been with BLENDED since the day we opened and is excited to grow and expand the brand over the coming years!

 

Many of you may be familiar with Sam as a killer Orange Theory Fitness Coach...but did you also know that as well as being a Certified Personal Trainer, she is also a Weight Loss Specialist, Fitness Nutrition Specialist and recently received her certification in TRX!!!

 

We are beyond excited to have have Sam in the family as the Store Manager and fellow H.B.I.C. (That’s Head Blender In Charge, in case you were wondering 😜). 

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MEET THE OPENING TEAM...

We have been blessed with an amazing group of Yong Adults that have helped us open BLENDED Health & Smoothie Bar.  Full of energy and drive, these kids have welcomed in our Blended Family Members over the past few months and created some delicious blends for many of you!  Thank you to each of our Blenders for all the hard work they put in to make our first few months successful!