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Sierra Steward Cady and Chase Cady, two of the owners of the new Healthies of Hillsdale, which opened earlier this month. Collegian|Josephine Von Dohlen

Looking for healthy dining options in Hillsdale just got easier with Healthies of Hillsdale, a juice and smoothie bar under new own­ership this month. The store opened at the former Nutrition Solu­tions location on Broad Street.

Offering a wide variety of nutri­tious shakes, teas, and other drinks in dozens of dif­ferent flavors, Healthies of Hillsdale pro­vides a dif­ferent type of meal for Hillsdale’s diners.

“It’s fast food for healthy people,” Healthies of Hillsdale co-owner Sierra Steward Cady said.

Sierra Steward Cady is just one of the owners of Healthies of Hillsdale, and for her, it’s a family affair. Her parents, Dale and Lisa Steward, the owners of Nutrition Xtreme in Jonesville, co-own Healthies of Hillsdale with their two children, Sierra and Bryce, along with each of their spouses.

Healthies offers per­son­alized nutrition plans as well as meals for people in all walks of life. A typical meal includes three courses: an aloe shot, a tea, and a shake. The first course begins with an aloe shot, which aids with digestion. A second course might include a tea which boosts hydration, and finally, the main shake or smoothie pro­vides protein. With the wide variety of flavors, Healthies pro­vides breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Popular flavors include mixed berry, birthday cake, and banana nut.

“The drinks have all those min­erals and vit­amins that everyone needs,” Sierra Steward Cady said.

The com­munity has wel­comed Healthies with open arms. Co-owner Chase Cady, Sierra Steward Cady’s husband, said that many of their cus­tomers have thanked them for opening, saying that they are glad they have such a great option in Hillsdale.

Sierra Steward Cady said that they hope to get involved in the com­munity and encourage healthy activity for all people, from kids to adults.

“We want the com­munity to get healthy and active,” Sierra Steward Cady.

Both Sierra Steward Cady and Chase Cady said that they hope to strive on cus­tomer service.

“We want to get to know you and your family,” Chase Cady said. “We want people to know that you’re not just an order here, you’re a person.”

Chase Cady is also an exec­utive chef at Olivia’s Chop­house in Jonesville, and he said he has started using the products that Healthies offers and he enjoys them.

“I have a lot more energy,” he said. “As a chef, I know that it’s dif­ficult and expensive to get healthy options, but this isn’t.”

Healthies is hoping to also appeal to college ath­letes. With their sports drink line approved by the National San­i­tation Foun­dation, the products are both safe and legal.

“Our stuff makes them feel good,” Sierra Steward Cady said. “It starts from the inside out”

The line for ath­letes includes drinks for every step of their day, from the very beginning to the end.

“And beyond just ath­letes, we have things for everyone from children to the elderly as well,” Chase Cady said.  

Senior Hannah Moeggenberg, a Hillsdale native, said that she loves Healthies of Hillsdale.

“Healthies of Hillsdale has a clean, inviting atmos­phere of friendly faces willing to provide more than just protein shakes. They provide support for the physical health and well-being of their cus­tomers,” Moeggenberg said. “I think the new interior dec­o­rating, the friendly faces, and the eye catching mar­keting they’ve done so far will make it a huge hit in Hillsdale.”

She said she believes that Healthies of Hillsdale is a great oppor­tunity for the whole com­munity.

“It’s a fun way to get kids to eat protein, it’s ben­e­ficial to college ath­letes, and for anyone who wants to start reaching their 2019 fitness goals as it’s as deli­cious as it is for our bodies,” Moeggenberg said.

Healthies of Hillsdale will host a grand opening on Feb. 1 – 3. The shop is open Monday through Friday 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. and on Sat­urday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

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Josephine von Dohlen
Josephine von Dohlen is a senior from Minneapolis, Minnesota who appreciates the communicative power of journalism and the community that it fosters. A graduate of the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., she has previously interned with Catholic News Service and the Santa Barbara News-Press. At Hillsdale, she is a member of the Dow Journalism Program and majors in American Studies. Email: jvondohlen@hillsdale.edu