Starting a Smoothie and Juice Bar
- Price: £5.99
- Published: December 2016
- Type: Business Opportunity Profile
- Format: PDF
- Qualifications and skills
- Key market issues and trends
- Trading, commercial and legal issues
- Further information
Smoothie and juice bars serve a wide range of freshly prepared and blended fruit juices, smoothies and milkshakes, as well as snack items such as muffins, traybakes, yogurt and granola pots, and cereal bars. Menus typically include low-fat, low-sugar and dairy-free varieties, and energy boosting and detoxing drinks that contain added vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Smoothies and milkshakes are made by blending fresh fruit and vegetables with ingredients such as fruit juice, milk (including soya milk, almond milk and other lactose-free alternatives), yoghurt, coconut water, seeds and nuts, and crushed ice.
Many smoothie and juice bars provide a small seating area and some offer a delivery service for local offices and business parks.
This profile provides information about starting up and running a smoothie and juice bar. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support.