New smoothie bar in Suamico cleans up
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SUAMICO – Kendra Kadrlik and Melissa Huguet have some Dirt on the smoothie and juice bar craze.
Kadrlik and Huguet are sisters who opened Dirt: The Clean Juicery, 2304 Lineville Road, this summer. They’ve already started to clean up in Howard-Suamico.
“People in the community are happy to have healthy options available,” Huguet said.
Kadrlik and Huguet grew up in the Green Bay area at a time when a business focused on cold press juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls, salad in a jar and mushroom-infused tea would have never gotten off the ground. They both went to school to be nutritionists 10 years ago, but only recently did they start to see the opportunity for a juice bar in the region.
“In the last two years, we could tell it was going to be a hit,” Kadrlik said. “People are looking for healthy options.”
Dirt: The Clean Juicery’s smoothies, bowls and salads start with whole, organic produce before adding health-boosting ingredients that might include raw cacao, black beans, tumeric, coconut oil, peanut butter and lion’s mane mushrooms. The sisters said they try to source as many fruits and vegetables from local organic farms as possible.
“We even get some superfoods like chickpeas and kale into a few of them,” Huguet said.
The lion’s mane and chaga mushrooms are also used in the mushroom-infused coffee. It might sound weird, but Kadrlik said they enhance the coffee’s natural flavors.
“It gives it a nice, earthy taste,” she said.
Kadrlik and Huguet plan to change up their smoothie, smoothie bowl and juice menus seasonally as in-season produce changes. So if you like the watermelon-lime or hot pine (with spicy tumeric) cold-press juices, don’t wait till winter to try them.
They also plan to look at expanding their menu beyond the staples once they’ve been in business for a bit. A booth at a farmers market or two could be in the future, too.
Dirt: The Clean Juicery is open from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. And if you’re looking for the right day to visit, Streetwise might suggest their grand opening, scheduled for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept 8 when there will be samples, giveaways, live music and specials.
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