Ovilla Vitamin is a “good vibes smoothie bar,” as proprietor Anteneshia Lindsey describes it, with the purpose of offering residents with wholesome meal substitute choices comparable to teas and smoothies.
Lindsey is a DeSoto native, whereas her husband and enterprise accomplice Chris hails from Detroit. October will commemorate two years of operation for Ovilla Vitamin and Lindsey’s ongoing dedication to enhancing the well being of her clients, she mentioned.
This Q&A has been edited for size and readability.
Q: What does Ovilla Vitamin promote? What’s your hottest merchandise folks simply can’t get sufficient of?
About 10 years in the past whereas in faculty at Texas A&M College, I turned very thinking about being one of the best model of myself. I needed to deliver one thing that will positively influence my metropolis and go away a mark, like so many individuals within the metropolis did on me.
We serve plant-based smoothies (meal replacements), vitality teas, espresso and extra. On the tea facet I’d should say Captain America, Watermelon Jolly Rancher and Flex on the Seaside. Our greatest-selling smoothies are Butter Pecan, Strawberry Banana, Caramel Pecan Cheesecake and Brownie Batter.
Q: What sparked the concept for Ovilla Vitamin? I’m questioning in the event you possibly determined to open this enterprise due to the dearth (if there aren’t many) of wholesome choices within the metropolis?
The pandemic was a bizarre transition for us. We’d simply opened and the uncertainty of the pandemic was scary however we developed throughout that point. We made the choice to be the place the place folks might go to smile and really feel good.
Initially, enterprise slowed down however we spent our time loving everybody who got here by the doorways and consequently, we started to see an overflow of latest folks.
Most memorable had been the donations we took as much as present vitality pick-me-ups to folks on the frontlines throughout that point. We had been in a position to serve hospitals and emergency rooms from Waxahachie to Dallas, in addition to folks working in grocery shops, police and firemen and thanked them for his or her service.
Q: What are the professionals and cons are there with a enterprise comparable to this?
Working collectively is unquestionably difficult however it additionally has its rewards. This enterprise in a way is like our child, we received to dream it and every day we get to see it evolve into our widespread purpose of creating a significant influence in our group and bringing wholesome choices to the South.
There are occasions after we don’t agree on how issues must be carried out, occasions the place we should work collectively and smile after we aren’t having one of the best of days however working collectively offers us a lot of cool off time. LOL!
No, however in all seriousness, it’s powerful however it makes us higher communicators with each other.
Q: The place are you positioned? Hours?
We’re positioned and 113 West Ovilla Rd in Glenn Heights Monday by Friday from 6:30 a.m. by 3 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.