Vancouver Smoothie Challenge Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster Smoothie Challenge was a success featuring 6 smoothie creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their smoothie creation from June 7-29, 2016. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based on taste, originality/uniqueness and presentation/appearance.

Our Media judges for this challenge were: Nora Hamade, Jacqueline Wong and Nicolle Hodges.

The Winners are: 

1st Place: 

Che-Licious Desserts & Snacks

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

Linh Vo

Linh Vo

2nd Place:

Zend Conscious Lounge

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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

Chef Karen McAthy

Chef Karen McAthy

3rd Place:

Eternal Abundance

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

Alex

Alex

In the People’s Choice Awards category, the public who tried the Smoothie creations were the ones who had the opportunity to cast their vote throughout the challenge.

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

Che-Licious Desserts & Snacks

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

 

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Eternal Abundance

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

 

3rd Place People’s Choice:

Commodity Juicery

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

Thank you to all the chefs, restaurants and juice bars that accepted my invitation and featured their smoothies on the menu for the past few weeks during this challenge.

I encourage you to visit the winning restaurants to try their Smoothie creations! See all the 6 Smoothie entries here.

By: Richard Wolak