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.