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East County Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 4 years ago

STORE AROUND THE CORNER: Pure Blends Performance Nutrition

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by: Pam Eubanks Senior Editor

When you step into Pure Blends Performance Nutrition, you won’t find a typical menu that lists a variety of smoothie flavors on the wall.

Instead, you’ll see a three-step selection process based on purpose, mealtime and flavor. Each component plays a critical role in Pure Blend’s motto of making “smoothies with a purpose.”

With more than 20 years of personal training experience combined, owners Michael Davis and Lissett Pacheco are using their intimate knowledge of nutrition and how it affects the body to make custom smoothies for their customers.

Rather than offering standard mixes, the husband-and-wife team builds smoothies specifically targeted for each customer, whether he is looking to lose weight or gain weight or to use the drink as a post-workout boost or as a light snack.

“They tell us what their objective is and we find a way to accommodate that,” Davis said.

They even will take time to help customers understand how to better meet their fitness goals through nutrition.

“This is all set up for the clients to learn what they need,” Pacheco said.

Davis agreed.

“We love teaching people,” he said. “Being in this business is like the greatest job in the world. You get to help people all day.”

Pure Blends also sells protein powders, carbohydrates and other nutritional products.

 

Contact Pam Eubanks at peubanks@yourobserver.com.

BASICS
Pure Blends Performance Nutrition
Location: 7309 52nd Place E., Bradenton (Creekwood)
Phone: 753-5556
Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday; and closed Sunday
Line of business: Specialty smoothies and nutritional products
Employees: Two
Year established: Opened June 26
What makes the business unique: “A customer gets instruction on how to take the product.”

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