From Health Coach to Smoothie Entrepreneur

This is episode 16 of the Better Food Stories interview series, which includes conversations with the entrepreneurs behind some of today’s newest and most innovative food brands.


Photo courtesy of Frozen Garden

As a health coach, Allyson Straka, was frustrated hearing her clients complain they didn’t have time to cook from scratch at home and there were no healthy and convenient products at the grocery store.

That’s when a lightbulb went off and Allyson decide that she would fill the gap in the average American diet by creating a complete nutrient dense and convenient smoothie solution without any powders, supplements or gimmicks.

Photo courtesy of Frozen Garden

Frozen Garden makes frozen ready-to-blend green smoothies that are handcrafted using 100% whole fruits, vegetables, seeds and spices. Each pouch makes one 20oz smoothie when blended with water. Yep, all you need to do is add water and blend!

In my conversation with Allyson, you’ll learn:

-How Frozen Garden went from idea to successful business

-How Allyson and her team are supporting local farms in the Midwest

-Allyson’s secret to blending the perfect smoothie

… and so much more.

Photo courtesy of Frozen Garden

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