by Cassie Mattia
Loveland, Ohio – “Better Blend is inspiring a healthier lifestyle — one Blend, Bowl, and community at a time.” Better Blend’s mission statement couldn’t ring more true as the newest food spot to hit Downtown Loveland prides itself on providing nutritious and delicious options, fast and friendly service, and making sure that everyone in the community gets the most out of their day.
Founded in 2018 by former University of Kentucky rugby player Isaac Hamlin, Better Blend offers a variety of Blends (smoothies) and Bowls (smoothie in a bowl) that are jam packed with clean ingredients. Each Blend starts with a base of clean protein and includes naturally occurring BCAAs and glutamine, organic greens, oat powder, flax seed, and vitamin matrix. The Blends come in 4 different categories Original, Basic, Barista (coffee is added), and Bulk (includes a premium mass-gainer protein. Each Blend offers a variety of “dessert-like” flavors and combinations like Apple Jacks, Banana Caramel Cheesecake, Blueberry Cake Donut, Brownie Batter, Lean N’ Green, Cinnamon Roll, Pineapple Dole Whip, Strawberry Shortcake, Java Chip, Salted Caramel, White Chocolate Mocha, Tropical Vibe, Strawberry Lemonade, Green Goddess, Strawberry Banapple, Banana Split, The Funky Monkey, and Banana Nut Muffin.
The Better Blend Bowls are similar to the Blends but are instead layered into a bowl starting with a “fresh, fruity, and blended up to a sorbet-like” base. You can customize the Bowl with Better Blend’s large selection of nutritious toppings such as strawberries, bananas, blueberries, granola, coconut chips, honey, cinnamon, pecans, peanut butter, chia seeds, flax seeds, and cacao nibs.
Hungry yet? Just looking over the online menu made my mouth water so naturally “Cassie the Food Guru” had to go check out the latest vegetarian and vegan friendly food spot! Franchise owner, Brent, and manager of two Better Blend locations, Chris, invited me to take the first look at Better Blend Loveland before opening day. In my all-new interview, you will learn all about the Better Blend story and how the franchise has grown from one shop to six shops with four more on the way! Watch my latest Cassie the Food Guru interview featuring Brent and Chris from Better Blend below!
Better Blend Loveland is officially open for business every day from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. beginning on Monday, September 18. The official grand opening celebration will take place on Saturday, September 30th. During the grand opening, Better Blend will be giving away $2,500 in cash and prizes including two FC Cincinnati vs. Atlanta United tickets, Apple Airpod Pros, two Bengals vs. Texans tickets, Custom Better Blend Yeti cooler, 15 gift cards from Loveland local businesses, and $1,000 in cash. To enter the grand opening raffle click here!
Better Blend Loveland is located at 201 W Loveland Ave. right along the Loveland Bike Trail.
Columnist Cassie Mattia is a resident of Historic Downtown Loveland and the Public Relations Coordinator at Butler County Board of DD. Cassie was awarded the Little Miami River Chamber Alliance 2021 Young Business Professional of the Year. She is the President and Publisher of Loveland Magazine.