If your New Year’s Resolution is to try to eat better, then Enumclaw’s new health and fitness-acutely aware smoothie and salad joint may just be for you.
Heidi Hawkinson’s Wellness Bar just opened on 1539 Blake St., device 101, just down the avenue from Cobber’s Pet Pantry.
Although somewhat new to Enumclaw, Hawkinson grew up in Auburn, in which she recalled there were pretty very little balanced foodstuff possibilities in the spot.
That transformed when she moved to California: “I got an acai bowl each day, or a healthier smoothie, and I just seen sensation a great deal improved,” she recalled. “It was just so easy consuming healthful there.”
Her balanced feeding on practices adopted her then to Hawaii, where by she co-owned a smoothie shop and started off obtaining intensely into the “green smoothie” and superfood fad.
“That’s when I misplaced 20 lbs .. I felt wonderful, my skin appeared better,” she explained. “I was like, ‘OK, these are pretty incredible.’”
But when she came to Enumclaw 3 years ago, she however again discovered herself in a little bit of a health and fitness foodstuff desert.
“There isn’t even a bogus smoothie location,” Hawkinson claimed.
That is now changed, as the Overall health Bar features several healthy smoothie possibilities, from the PNW-styled triple berry smoothie to the more adventurous Pink Dragon (almond milk, pitaya, banana, mango, chia seeds, and bee pollen) and the Heart Beet (kombucha, beets, carrots, oranges, and banana).
Hawkinson also features smoothie bowls, salads, and even little snacks like a grilled cheese (total grain bread, mozzarella, tomatoes, macadamia nut pesto, and many greens) and, for the millennials, avocado toast.
“My passion is certainly in inexperienced smoothies, but I also preferred to have a healthful menu… [with] some comfort foods which is however nutritious,” she ongoing.
As a result of the coronavirus helps prevent Hawkinson from permitting people today to consume their foods in her restaurant, she is not scheduling on many men and women sticking all around to delight in their food. Her style, she stated, is pace, given that a person of the most important limitations for persons ingesting much healthier is the deficiency of usefulness.
“Green smoothies, it is basically like a salad in a cup. It is on the go. Individuals can drive around… and not have to go for the soda or the brevet mochaccino to fill them selves up,” she said. “We want to make it quickly foodstuff, but I want to say it’s not fast food stuff — it is great food items that we try to do fast.”
In conjunction with her overall health-acutely aware offerings, Hawkinson also attempts to make certain she’s planet-aware much too, employing compostable cups, straws, bowls, and utensils.
“I truly feel like everything in everyday living, I ought to do with integrity,” she claimed. “For me, if I want to have a business, I don’t want to contribute to the plastic issue in the entire world.”
Even though the joint just recently opened on New Year’s Day, Hawkinson has some major options for the long term. In the small-expression, she’s hoping to commence serving Bonney Lake-dependent Lamppost Espresso Roasters products (“Coffee can be nutritious, you just have to make it the right way. So I’m not heading to offer you sugar or anything at all like that.”) and needs to increase her catering services.
In the extended-phrase, Hawkinson hopes to open a travel-by means of site, to make grabbing a healthy food even additional easy.
The Wellness Bar is open Mondays by way of Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.