Vancouver Foodster Smoothie Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Smoothie Challenge. Restaurants and juice bars from all over the city were invited to enter their smoothie creations into this challenge, most have created a special smoothie creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant and juice bar will be featuring their smoothies on their menu from June 7-29, 2016.

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How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the smoothies in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best smoothie creation for the People’s Choice award winners. 

Share your experiences: Tweet (and don’t forget to tweet or instagram your photos) throughout the challenge, our twitter and instagram address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #SmoothieChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your tweets during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite smoothie creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

Here are the 6 smoothie creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

Krokodile Pear

Westwood

Westwood

Westwood

Price: $7.95

Description: a green juice never tasted so good! Avocado and banana are a great way to add healthy fats and keep you fuller for longer.

Ingredients: Kale, Parsley, Romaine, Celery, Cucumber, Apple, Pineapple, Lemon Juices blended with Avocado, Banana, Mint, Spinach

Created by: CEO Nick Lewis

Available at all locations all the time!

Krokodile Pear

1867 W 1st Ave

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518 Davie Street

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316 West Cordova Street

Web: http://www.krokodilepear.com/

Twitter: @krokodilepear

Instagram: krokodilepear

 

Che-Licious Desserts & Snacks

Crouching Coco Hidden Dragon

Crouching Coco Hidden Dragon

Crouching Coco Hidden Dragon

Price: $7.95

Description: Coconut blended with mango & dragon fruit topped with Pom pearls, basil seed, coconut pudding, fresh mango, dragon fruit, and blueberries

Ingredients: young coconut, coconut water, mango, dragon fruit, milk, sweet syrup, basil seed, pom pearls (water chestnut coated with tapioca, blueberry, agar powder with coconut flavors & shred.

Created by: Linh Vo

Available all day, everyday

Che-Licious Desserts & Snacks

1120 Denman Street, Vancouver

Tel: (778) 379-1888

Web: http://www.che-licious.com/

Twitter: @eat_chelicious

Instagram: @che.licious

 

Eternal Abundance

Raspberry White Chocolate Swirl

Raspberry White Chocolate Swirl

Raspberry White Chocolate Swirl

Price: $8.50

Description:  Local organic raspberries swirl about a sweet white chocolate-maca filling. ZIMT chocolate chunks and more raspberries top off this decadent creation.

Ingredients: A fruity swirl base of raspberry, chia, and coconut oil, topped with white chocolate filling of banana, cacao butter, cashews, maca, date, vanilla, and a little lemon, topped with raspberries and chunks of Zimt 70% chocolate shavings

*100% organic ingredients

Created by: Alex

Offered: Everyday from 9am

Eternal Abundance

1025 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 707 0088

Web: http://eternalabundance.ca/

Twitter: @EternalAbundanc

Instagram: @eternalabundance

 

Commodity Juicery

Healthy Gee

Healthy Gee

Healthy Gee

Price: $9

Description: Known as: “A salad in a togo cup”

Ingredients Kale, Banana, Romaine, Avocado, Cucumber, Parsley, Cilantro, Lemon, Ginger, Dates, Algafresh Spirulina + Cold Pressed Apple Juice

Commodity Juicery

3975 Fraser Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604 876 5463

Web: http://commodityjuicery.com/

Twitter: @CommodityJuice

Instagram: commodityjuicery

 

Bonjour Marketplace

Choco-berry Boost!

Choco-berry Boost!

Choco-berry Boost!

Price: $5.99

Description: Packed with quinoa and berries; this smoothie is full of energy, protein and all natural flavours. Made with all organic ingredients and no added sugar, this smoothie is sure to keep you going all day!

Ingredients: organic strawberry, organic dates, organic cocoa powder, organic cooked quinoa, and alkaline water.

Created by: Melissa and Kazuko

Offered: Monday- Friday 10am-4pm.

Bonjour Marketplace

8496 Granville Street, Vancouver

Tel: (778) 889-6865

Web: http://bonjourmarket.ca/

Twitter: n/a

Instagram: bonjour_marketplace

 

Zend Conscious Lounge

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Chocolate-Chaga-Kava smoothie

Chocolate-Chaga-Kava smoothie

Price: $9

Description: An antioxidant-packed super food smoothie with noticeable benefits of a calm and focussed mind.

Ingredients: Cacao, Chaga, housemade coconut cream, Zend (our signature kava kava based elixir).

Created by:Chef Karen McAthy

Offered: All the time

Zend Conscious Lounge

1130 Mainland Street, Vancouver

Tel: (778) 588-6688

Web:http://www.zendlounge.ca/#home 

Twitter: @zendlounge

Instagram: zendlounge

 

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

 

Nora Hamade

Blogger and food photographer for her own https://nomnomyvr.com/

Twitter: @NomNomYVR

Instagram: @NomNomYVR

 

Nicolle Hodges

Host @ctvvancouver | Writer @vancitybuzz + @montecristo_mag | Host @NovusTV

Twitter: @nikhodges

Instagram: @NicolleDoubleL

 

Jacqueline Wong

Blogger and food photographer for her own https://porkninjasblog.wordpress.com/

Twitter: n/a

Instagram: @pork_ninjas

Make sure you pick up one of the Smoothie Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants and keep a record of your favourites. Remember to Vote for your favourites from June 7 – 29, 2016 at http://vancouverfoodster.com/smoothie-challenge/

  • Joann

    So do we have to pay for samples ???????

  • Sarah H

    They don’t have samples, you buy a full glass.