Life’s a Beach, Go to Blend

Looking for the perfect blend of healthy and delicious? Look no further than Blend. Blend is one of my favorite spots on campus. Created by a DePauw student, this trendy spot is located in Lilly. It is a smoothie bar that uses local produce to create delicious smoothie concoctions. The menu options are wonderful; I recommend the Spinach Avocado Blast. It sounds gross, I know, but it tastes like peanut butter and vanilla and, even better, is really good for you! Even better than the smoothies on the menu, Blend has a "create your own" option. With a variety of liquids, fruits, vegetables, and other add-ons to choose from, you can create just about any smoothie you can imagine.

Blend is a great place to be, whether you’re snatching a breakfast smoothie on the way to class, refueling after a workout, meeting with friends, or studying. The atmosphere is great. There is always good music playing, there are high bar stools to sit at, and it is very well-lit. Not only is the atmosphere great, but Blend is also impressive from a sustainability standpoint. The menu is almost completely vegan, the produce is from local farms, and this year they implemented paper straws. You are also invited to bring your own cup, to reduce plastic use!

The next time you’re craving a healthy snack, stop by Blend! They’re open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. Tragically, they’re closed on weekends. Try the Spinach Avocado Blast or create your own smoothie. I love to add carob powder to my smoothies: it tastes like chocolate but is much healthier than a chocolate bar! If you’re feeling uncreative, ask the employees to look at the special recipes box. I promise, it’ll be your new favorite spot too!