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 we take pride in offering a healthy & delicious snack or meal, while focused on providing an excellent experience all around. Patrons and employees alike all become 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.
MEET YOUR BLENDERS
April (Williamson) Doremus, the Head Blender (or as she likes to call herself "Smooth(ie) Operator") was born and raised in Glenview. Coming up through District 34 and graduating from Glenbrook South 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 for the past four years, April is now excited to tackle a lifelong passion of opening a Bar (not originally the kind of bar she assumed, but the important part is it is a place where people can come together and be a family).
In 2014 April married her husband, Ryan, and blended together their families to raise their kids in Glenview. With an active 13 year old daughter and high energy 10 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
Sam "Moons-over-MY-Sammy" Dexter
Have you met the amazing woman that keeps our Blended Family running… Sam Dexter!!! 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 welcomed Sam into the family as the Store Manager and fellow H.B.I.C. (That’s Head Blender In Charge, in case you were wondering 😜).
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!