How blended superfoods works
We create delicious recipes across our range to provide specific benefits for your mind and body.
THE BLENDED STORY
Our story starts back in 2014. I was in a corporate job, working all hours and battling to be as healthy as possible which, as we all know, can be a real struggle! I’d often drink fruit juices and smoothies but I found myself questioning ‘When was this blended and has the lovely fruity, goodness just turned to sugar?’ I decided to invest in a blender, that way I'd know exactly what I was putting into my body.
I quickly fell in love with making my own smoothies and would spend my spare time experimenting with different flavour combinations, blending morning, noon and night. I was amazed with how easy they made getting your 5-a-day and before long I was easily getting more like 8 or 9!
Fast forward a few months and the initial blending novelty had started to wear off and I had made a few observations;
I was spending up to half an hour every day peeling, chopping, coring, de-seeding & weighing a variety of ingredients
There was almost always food being wasted at the end of the week, I mean who eats a whole watermelon!
It was really hard to consistently balance the important taste & texture elements in a new smoothie. I’ve had some shockers – Kale, Beetroot, Banana and Peanut Butter is not the one!
Also it proved a challenge balancing a good tasting smoothie with one that was healthy and nutritious for my body.
One night, after a particularly long day, I was in the kitchen getting my ingredients ready for my morning smoothie when I thought to myself ‘Wouldn’t it be great if I could just wake up, take a pre-portioned packet of smoothie-mix out of the fridge, tip it into the blender and get a smoothie that not only tastes great but is good for me?’
18 months (and several hundred kilo’s of fruit and veg) later, with the help of a Nutritional Therapist, Blended Superfoods was born!!
The Blended Superfoods team do all the hard work for you. We create delicious recipes focussed on specific health benefits and deliver them to your door in pre-portioned packets along with an added sachet of truly super superfoods! It couldn’t be simpler!!
Meet the Blended team
Leila Berlie - Founder
When I was 3 years old my mum took me to my first dance lesson. I completely fell in love with Ballet, Tap and Modern dance and ended up dancing my way through my childhood! When I was 14 I auditioned and was accepted into The BRIT School of Performing Arts. This is one of the best achievements of my life! Being a dancer, you have to keep your body in good shape so I have always been into eating a healthy diet. Unfortunately, during my years at The BRIT School I had some bad knee injuries and this made me realise that dance couldn’t be my career. It was heart breaking as it was all I had wanted to do from a very young age.
Coming out of college I took a job in a restaurant which is where I gained my passion for food and flavour combinations. Exercise being a very important part of my life, I also worked in some gyms and gained my REPS Level 1.
My last move took me into the City working in recruitment. This was a fun and fast paced sales role however, because I was working long hours I found it difficult keeping up with my healthy lifestyle. This is when I thought of the idea for Blended Superfoods.
gina gainsley - NUTRITIONist
For most of my life I was so used to feeling groggy, tired and never having the energy to do everything I wanted to do, I thought it was normal! Growing up we thought we had a healthy diet, but many things that I considered healthy like dairy and gluten were making me feel terrible. It wasn't until I went to Belgium, where I worked as an English teacher, that I experienced the effects of a really poor diet. Too many carbs, sugar and dairy and a serious lack of greens left me feeling wrung out to dry.
Looking around me I could see the effect that the diet was having on everyone else too as their bodies became weaker and developing multiple health issues. It suddenly dawned on me that it didn't have to be this way. We could give our bodies what they need and feel fresh, lively and strong. It was such a simple thought but I had never put two and two together until then.
I left Belgium and came back to the UK where I currently study Nutritional Therapy. Since then I have been able to start properly exercising and I am always full of beans! I am enthusiastic for the effects of a clean, healthy diet and consider nothing more exciting than being able to help others achieve the same. That is why I'm very excited to be a part of Blended Superfoods. Let's really LIVE!
BLENDED SUPERFOODS IN YOUR AREA
Blended Superfoods are currently in Primrose Hill on Saturdays 10-3 and Muswell Hill 11-3 on Sundays.