Our Executive Chef and Nutritionist, Kristen Rasmussen (who has taught food science and other culinary-nutrition courses at UC Berkeley and the Culinary Institute of America and is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist), develops the recipes based on what we understand that people want and need, keeping in mind that humans are very different when it comes to food preferences. We go through various iterations of our recipes based on team testing, focus group research, and input from our customers.
Our chef and nutritionist has carefully crafted each blend for the optimal taste and texture. Using feedback from focus groups including a variety of participants, we have also defined the customizations allowed to ensure the taste and texture still reflect the key blend characteristics.
Add-ons such as protein powder will be included as options in the near future as we continue to refine our blend program – stay tuned!
We work closely with our chef to design every recipe that we deploy in this kiosk; we actually have a large repository of menu items for different times of the day including different ingredients. We will systematically roll out new ingredients and flavors as we move forward, so stay tuned.
Yes. We use only real, whole fruits and vegetables flash frozen at the peak of ripeness, nutrient-dense seeds, 100% juices like coconut water and apple juice, and other ingredients like fermented dairy kefir, 100% cocoa powder, pure spices, and herbs. While we do use agave in certain blends, which is technically an added sugar, agave is a minimally processed added sugar that is fine in moderation. Additionally, we add agave to provide balance to some of our more bitter ingredients that are nutrition-packed. In the future, you’ll also be able to customize your blend to reduce or remove ingredients if desired.
The only ingredient that we use that is NOT plant-based/vegan is dairy kefir, so any blend that does not have kefir is 100% plant-based, or vegan. Currently, 5 of the 8 blends are 100% plant-based.